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Anne Diamond learns about wildlife conservation with Will Travers of the Born Free Foundation

Hosted by Anne Diamond and her guest Will Travers

Learn how author Joy Adamson’s 1960 book Born Free helped change the world of wildlife conservation as Will Travers, Executive President of the Born Free Foundation, is interviewed by British journalist Anne Diamond. Recounting the story of Adamson’s experience in Kenya raising a lion cub named Elsa, Born Free was later released as an Academy Award-winning film starring the real-life couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, the parents of Will Travers. While speaking with Anne, he shares how the film inspired his mother and father to dedicate much of their lives to wildlife conservation, leading them to establish the Born Free Foundation, now run by Will. He also reflects on the legacy of Joy Adamson’s book and offers us a glimpse into the important work that the foundation continues to do today.

Learn how author Joy Adamson’s 1960 book Born Free helped change the world of wildlife conservation as Will Travers, Executive President of the Born Free Foundation, is interviewed by British journalist Anne Diamond. Recounting the story of Adamson’s experience in Kenya raising a lion cub named Elsa, Born Free was later released as an Academy Award-winning film starring the real-life couple Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, the parents of Will Travers. While speaking with Anne, he shares how the film inspired his mother and father to dedicate much of their lives to wildlife conservation, leading them to establish the Born Free Foundation, now run by Will. He also reflects on the legacy of Joy Adamson’s book and offers us a glimpse into the important work that the foundation continues to do today.

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