✒ I was thrilled to read the recent Yours article about Christian the lion cub. I didn’t realise it was 50 years ago, but back then I worked in Knightsbridge and on my way home to Putney I would love to go in and see this adorable lion cub that grew into a very handsome amazing creature. Time went on and I heard later how John and Ace had bought him and later released him into the wild. I love to think that I was there at the beginning of his life and to read the wonderful story about his legacy really made my week.
Susan Wheeler, Pembrokeshire
Yours says: When Christian was at Harrods in the late Sixties the UK was still seven years away from legislation that would ban the sale of exotic animals. Today Christian’s legacy is helping to raise awareness of the threat to all wildlife. Christian the Lion: The Illustrated Legacy is out now, rrp £14.99.
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