Season 29, Episode 7 Elsa's Legacy: The Born Free Story

First Aired: January 9, 2011

The story behind "Born Free," the book and movie about an orphaned lion cub named Elsa who was raised by conservationists Joy and George Adamson and then released into the wild, featuring entries from George's diary, home movies and interviews with the couple's confidants. The episode also explores the shifting attitudes about conservation since the book's publication in 1960, and examines the pros and cons of viewing animals through a human lens.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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