With over 50 million hits, it seems like most folks have seen the Youtube phenomenon–the film of Christian the lion reuniting with his human family Ace and John. The story actually took place in the late 1960′s and has recently garnered attention all around the world thanks to the Youtube video. The book “A Lion Called Christian” tells the story of Ace Bourke and John Rendall, who were living in London in the 1960′s when they came upon a lion cub for sale at Herrod’s Department Store. They fell in love with the cub, naming him Christian, purchased him and set out to keep him at their shop in London. Their experiences in raising and training Christian are entertaining and informative, and the bond they forge with the lion is clearly a strong one for all involved. They eventually realize that the city is no place to raise a lion and set out to find a new home for Christian, one where he can be free to roam. They are put in touch with George Adamson, who had been rehabilitating lions and releasing them into the wilds of Africa. The men travel to Africa with Christian and work with Adamson introduce Christian to other captive lions. Eventually, they return to London and leave Christian behind to find his place in the wild. They return a year later, although they had been told that Christian was now a wild lion with a pride of his own and would not remember them. This is a remarkable story of an amazing bond between animal and humans and of their touching reunion. A must-read for all animal lovers!