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Elsa the Lioness from Born Free b. January 1956 – d. January 24, 1961

Elsa the Lioness from Born Free b. January 1956 – d. January 24, 1961

Joy Adamson and Elsa the lion. Joy's husband killed a lioness as she charged him then realized she was protecting her cubs. Joy and her husband raised the cubs. Joy wrote the famous and tear-jerking novel "Born Free" about her experiences. In 1961 Elsa died leaving 3 cubs behind, which Joy took care of. In 1980 Joy was found dead she had been murdered by an ex-employee.

Joy Adamson and Elsa the lion. Joy's husband killed a lioness as she charged him then realized she was protecting her cubs. Joy and her husband raised the cubs. Joy wrote the famous and tear-jerking novel "Born Free" about her experiences. In 1961 Elsa died leaving 3 cubs behind, which Joy took care of. In 1980 Joy was found dead she had been murdered by an ex-employee.

Full Episode Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story

Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story

Full Episode Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story

Elsa with Joy Adamson.

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"She was born free and she has the right to live free." - Joy Adamson & Elsa

"She was born free and she has the right to live free." - Joy Adamson & Elsa

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