Wild Africa in the 50s. That Africa and its wildnerness are now sadly disappeared and vanished.
I bought this 40th anniversary edition when travelling in Tanzania. I HAD to.
Ciao Elsa! The lioness who truly belonged to two worlds… Touching and compelling story.
Just one remarke. George (Joy’s husband) went around hunting too much (male man-eating lions, crocs, rhinos etc). Quite unusual for a Senior Game Warden at Mount Meru National Park. I was flabbergasted in reading that George (Joy’s husband), shouted at a rhino because her (she was a cow) and her full-grown calf were showing no inclination to move and leave the track (George was driving his Land Rover). But ther were different times and probably, being in charge with the control of wildlife, when necessary he had to destroy dangerous and destructive wild animals.
I remember I saw the movie years ago, but I had never read the full story of Elsa and her human family Joy and George Adamson until now. I liked reading about Elsa's curiosity and how even as she gradually left the Adamson's care, she never lost the bond she had with them....Continua