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August 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Conservationist George Adamson was slain by bandits near the wildlife reserve where he and his late wife, "Born Free" author Joy Adamson, taught lions raised in captivity to live in the wild. Adamson, 83, was killed Sunday as he drove head on into a group of Somali bandits who had earlier robbed and beaten his assistants. Shifta, or roaming bands of Somali tribesmen, are believed responsible for most of the animal poaching in Kenya.
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May 25, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In 1941 Sofia Adamson was a university dean in the Philippines when two U.S. Army majors recruited her to work for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. At headquarters, Adamson sat a few feet from MacArthur's office, performing a vital service: He gave orders to the troops. She typed them up. But with the Japanese overpowering U.S. and Filipino soldiers and the capture of the Philippines imminent, MacArthur fled to Australia. Adamson remained and endured three years of Japanese occupation.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1999 | LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Mun~oz is a Calendar staff writer
As torrents of rain poured down, Tony Fitzjohn sat in his road ranger, looked out to the endless horizon of the Mkomazi game reserve in Tanzania and started to cry. He was plagued with self-doubt; how could he take on the task of rehabilitating animals to the wild, protecting them from poachers and rebuilding an ecosystem that had been decimated by grazing and civil strife? Then the image of his surrogate father, the celebrated conservationist George Adamson, appeared before him.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 1999 | LORENZA MUNOZ, Lorenza Mun~oz is a Calendar staff writer
As torrents of rain poured down, Tony Fitzjohn sat in his road ranger, looked out to the endless horizon of the Mkomazi game reserve in Tanzania and started to cry. He was plagued with self-doubt; how could he take on the task of rehabilitating animals to the wild, protecting them from poachers and rebuilding an ecosystem that had been decimated by grazing and civil strife? Then the image of his surrogate father, the celebrated conservationist George Adamson, appeared before him.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Police have arrested three men in the slaying of George Adamson, the British conservationist known as the Lion Man of Kenya, the governing party newspaper reported today. The Kenya Times said police arrested the men in the northern Kora National Reserve. It did not say when the arrests occurred. Authorities began searching the area Sunday after Adamson and two assistants were shot and killed in an encounter with three robbers armed with automatic rifles.
NEWS
July 10, 1992 | Associated Press
A Kenyan herdsman was acquitted Thursday of murdering 82-year-old British conservationist George Adamson three years ago at the remote game reserve he founded with his wife, Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free." Judge Joseph Mango said the testimony of a single witness was not sufficient to convict the defendant, Ahmed Abdi Shurie, 32, and ordered him freed.
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't as if George Adamson, Kenya's recently slain "Grand Old Man of the Bush," didn't know about the increasing dangers from poachers stalking wildlife. Adamson, whose success at returning rehabilitated lions to the wild inspired the film "Born Free," had been repeatedly urged to leave the Kora National Reserve where he was murdered last week, according to Kim Ellis, one of the prime encouragers.
NEWS
August 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Gunmen ambushed and killed British conservationist George Adamson of "Born Free" fame and two of his employees near his remote Kenyan homestead, police and a survivor said Monday. The retired Kenyan game warden and hunter was gunned down when three men in military-style uniforms, believed to be Somali bandits, fired on his utility vehicle with automatic rifles, said Mohammed Maru, an Adamson employee who survived the Sunday afternoon attack.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2007 | Jocelyn Y. Stewart, Times Staff Writer
In 1941 Sofia Adamson was a university dean in the Philippines when two U.S. Army majors recruited her to work for Gen. Douglas MacArthur. At headquarters, Adamson sat a few feet from MacArthur's office, performing a vital service: He gave orders to the troops. She typed them up. But with the Japanese overpowering U.S. and Filipino soldiers and the capture of the Philippines imminent, MacArthur fled to Australia. Adamson remained and endured three years of Japanese occupation.
NEWS
August 23, 1985 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
East Africa once abounded with legendary specimens of willful individualism, men and women who went their own ways, followed their own instincts and said to hell with what other people thought of them. There are not many of these characters anymore. Africa's political independence, the advancing forces of modernity, the lengthening reach of government bureaucracy--all have helped to drive such people to ground, to retirement, to their memories and memoirs.
NEWS
July 10, 1992 | Associated Press
A Kenyan herdsman was acquitted Thursday of murdering 82-year-old British conservationist George Adamson three years ago at the remote game reserve he founded with his wife, Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free." Judge Joseph Mango said the testimony of a single witness was not sufficient to convict the defendant, Ahmed Abdi Shurie, 32, and ordered him freed.
NEWS
August 28, 1989 | BETH ANN KRIER, Times Staff Writer
It wasn't as if George Adamson, Kenya's recently slain "Grand Old Man of the Bush," didn't know about the increasing dangers from poachers stalking wildlife. Adamson, whose success at returning rehabilitated lions to the wild inspired the film "Born Free," had been repeatedly urged to leave the Kora National Reserve where he was murdered last week, according to Kim Ellis, one of the prime encouragers.
NEWS
August 25, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Police have arrested three men in the slaying of George Adamson, the British conservationist known as the Lion Man of Kenya, the governing party newspaper reported today. The Kenya Times said police arrested the men in the northern Kora National Reserve. It did not say when the arrests occurred. Authorities began searching the area Sunday after Adamson and two assistants were shot and killed in an encounter with three robbers armed with automatic rifles.
NEWS
August 22, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Gunmen ambushed and killed British conservationist George Adamson of "Born Free" fame and two of his employees near his remote Kenyan homestead, police and a survivor said Monday. The retired Kenyan game warden and hunter was gunned down when three men in military-style uniforms, believed to be Somali bandits, fired on his utility vehicle with automatic rifles, said Mohammed Maru, an Adamson employee who survived the Sunday afternoon attack.
NEWS
August 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Conservationist George Adamson was slain by bandits near the wildlife reserve where he and his late wife, "Born Free" author Joy Adamson, taught lions raised in captivity to live in the wild. Adamson, 83, was killed Sunday as he drove head on into a group of Somali bandits who had earlier robbed and beaten his assistants. Shifta, or roaming bands of Somali tribesmen, are believed responsible for most of the animal poaching in Kenya.
NEWS
December 6, 1986 | SUSANNE WILLIAMS, United Press International
George Adamson no longer wakes up to the disappointed glare of Bourne and Hollinsworth. The two hooded vultures who sat on the fence wearied of waiting for the day his eyes failed to open and flew away. The ripe camel carcasses on which both they and Adamson's world-famous animals breakfasted have gone. (Adamson's late wife, Joy, wrote "Born Free.") Kampi ya Simba (Camp of the Lion) has no lions.
NEWS
December 6, 1986 | SUSANNE WILLIAMS, United Press International
George Adamson no longer wakes up to the disappointed glare of Bourne and Hollinsworth. The two hooded vultures who sat on the fence wearied of waiting for the day his eyes failed to open and flew away. The ripe camel carcasses on which both they and Adamson's world-famous animals breakfasted have gone. (Adamson's late wife, Joy, wrote "Born Free.") Kampi ya Simba (Camp of the Lion) has no lions.
NEWS
August 14, 1991 | Associated Press
One of the last lions raised by the late conservationist George Adamson was shot dead when it wandered onto a farm, wildlife officials said Tuesday. Batian, a 3-year-old male, was killed two weeks ago when it left a protected reserve in southern Botswana and crossed onto a private South African farm near the northeastern town of Pontdrift, according to the Directorate of Nature and Environment Conservation.
NEWS
August 23, 1985 | CHARLES T. POWERS, Times Staff Writer
East Africa once abounded with legendary specimens of willful individualism, men and women who went their own ways, followed their own instincts and said to hell with what other people thought of them. There are not many of these characters anymore. Africa's political independence, the advancing forces of modernity, the lengthening reach of government bureaucracy--all have helped to drive such people to ground, to retirement, to their memories and memoirs.
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