RETURN TO THE WILD by Norman Carr
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RETURN TO THE WILD

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After Born Free and Living Free. It's hard to imagine another book about domesticated lions and their owners that could have anything new to say. But Norman Carr, who has had thirty years experience with lions and other animals adds a new twist he had two lions as pets and, as he points out, the difference is important. The Former Chief Ranger of the Northern Rhodesia Game Department adopted his orphaned male cubs in . Since they had each other, they depended less on him, never lost their hunting instincts, and- as they developed into full-grown four year olds, treated him more and more as a faintly senile old uncle. Lions customarily stake out their own kingdoms and reign over them, and Big Boy and Little Boy were no exception. They did get into some trouble at first with bigger lions, from which they had to be extricated, but eventually they appropriated their own territory and went off to defend it. It is a fitting end to a book filled with natural humor and some delightful photographs.

Pub Date: Sept. 7th, 1962
Publisher: Dutton