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George Adamson
Birth: Feb. 3, 1906
Uttar Pradesh, India
Death: Aug. 20, 1989
Kora National Park
Coast, Kenya

Scientist. Along with his wife Joy Adamson, the couple are best known for being the basis of the motion picture "Born Free", a film about how they raised a lion cub. An author of several books, he was also a well-known safari hunter and senior game warden in Kenya. It is in this role that he criticized government officials of Kenya regarding their lackadaisical approach to stopping poachers. He was shot and killed on August 20th, 1989, while aiding a tourist from poachers; it was alleged that his killers were sent by those whom he criticized in the government. They were never apprehended. (bio by: John Sheets) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Joy Adamson (1910 - 1980)*
 
 Children:
  Elsa Adamson (1956 - 1961)*
  Pippa Adamson (1964 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
George Adamson Gravesite
Kora National Park
Coast, Kenya
Plot: Cremated, ashes interred next to the grave of Boy The Lion
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Sheets
Record added: Jan 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7086671
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- Amber Dawn
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
Remembering you today, George...
- Mary
 Added: May. 29, 2014

- Precious Memories
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014
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