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George Adamson MBE (3 February 1906 – 20 August 1989), also known as the Baba ya Simba was a British wildlife conservationist and author. He and his wife, Joy, are best known through the movie Born Free and best-selling book with the same title, which is based on the true story of Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned ...

www.nytimes.com/1989/08/22/world/george-adamson-lions-protector-is-shot-dead-by-bandits-in-kenya.html

Aug 22, 1989 ... LEAD: George Adamson, protector of lions and their environment, was killed here on Sunday in an ambush a few miles from his isolated camp in northern Kenya, officials said today.

www.fatheroflions.org/GeorgeAdamson_Information.html

George Alexander Graham Adamson was born in Etawah, India (then British India) on the 3rd of February 1906. His mother Katherine was English and his father Harry, who helped to train an army for the Rajah of Dholpur, was Irish. As a youth George attended a boarding school in England. He and his brother Terrance ...

www.theguardian.com/environment/2004/feb/08/kenya.conservation

Feb 7, 2004 ... Born in Austria, Adamson came to Kenya, then a British colony, at 27. She married her third husband, game warden George Adamson, in 1944. She acquired the lion cub Elsa after her husband killed a lioness, Elsa's mother, in self-defence. The couple reared the three-day-old cub and trained her to hunt ...

articles.latimes.com/1989-08-21/news/mn-798_1_george-adamson

Aug 21, 1989 ... NAIROBI, Kenya — Conservationist George Adamson was slain by bandits near the wildlife reserve where he and his late wife, "Born Free" author Joy Adamson, taught lions raised in captivity to live in the wild. Adamson, 83, was killed Sunday as he drove head on into a group of Somali bandits who had ...

people.com/archive/murder-of-innocence-in-africa-vol-32-no-11

Sep 11, 1989 ... George Adamson, chief of a primitive wildlife camp in the Kora National Reserve, was a long-standing link in the network. But on Sunday night, Aug. 20, nobody could reach him. Jane McKeand, who runs camel safaris in the northern wilderness, kept trying. “Delta Four-One, do you read?” Over and over ...

people.com/archive/15-years-after-elsa-the-born-free-couple-joy-george-adamson-have-drifted-apart-vol-6-no-14

Oct 4, 1976 ... The book, Born Free, came first, and Americans fell hopelessly in love with Elsa the lion and her selfless caretakers, Joy and George Adamson. Two sequels followed, and in 1966 Born Free was turned into a hugely successful movie (and popular song). On the screen and in a 1974 TV series the Adamsons ...

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/kenya/734650/In-the-lair-of-the-lion-king.html

Feb 25, 2006 ... In 1982 Brian Jackman met conservationist George Adamson. Here. he returns to Adamson's former home and finds that his spirit lives on.

www.amazon.com/Pride-Joy-Autobiography-George-Adamson/dp/0671624970

The millions who enjoyed Joy Adamson's books (Born Free, Living Free, Elsa have a treat awaiting them in her husband's account of their stormy life together, his devotion to lions and of his work in the years since her brutal murder. For George Adamson, it has been a 60-year love affair with the big cats, reaching a pinnacle ...