|Birth: ||Jan. 20, 1910|
Moravskoslezsky (Moravian-Silesian), Czech Republic
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1980|
Scientist, Author. Born Friederike Victoria Gessner, she was a naturalist and author of the "Born Free" book series, which detailed the raising of the lioness Elsa by her and her husband George Adamson. She was murdered while working in Kenya's Shaba Reserve by a disgruntled ex-employee. She was cremated, and her ashes were divided and placed in the graves of Elsa the Lioness, and Pippa the Cheetah at her former campsite in Kenya's Maru National Game Reserve.
George Adamson (1906 - 1989)
Elsa Adamson (1956 - 1961)*
Pippa Adamson (1964 - 1969)*
Joy Adamson Gravesite
Meru National Park
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Peter W. Many, Jr.
Record added: Nov 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16473602
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