Born Wild : The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Lions and for Africa. Paperback
"Born Wild" is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation.
Following Tony Fitzjohn's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world's most beautiful and endangered creatures - affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship.
Tony tells of his twenty years in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame - a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild and made unwelcome in the country he loved, Tony had to start anew in Tanzania.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 24/02/2011
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780141048567
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Review by Smits
This book is about much that I love. Its about Africa and lions and George Adamson told through the eyes of a man who lived there in camp with him. Tony Fitzjohn is real, some what crazy and a wild man but real. He's a honest storyteller who is humble, self depricating with a good sense of humor. Oh how I would have loved to visit him and meet those lions at Kora or go to Mkomazi in Tanzania and see the rhino sanctuary, meet the wild dogs or Nina the elephant. But since I can't I am glad that I got to read such an interesting account of his man's in the wilds of Africa.