Love in Infant Monkeys - Chapter 2: Girl and Giraffe Summary & Analysis

Lydia Millet
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This story, told from the omniscient point of view, is about George Adamson's experiences with African wildlife. Adamson lived in a thatch-roofed tent in the African bush. His wife, Joy, was the author of the book Born Free. She was stabbed to death a few years before this story takes place. At the time of her death, they were not living together. He continued studying and raising lions, but she became interested in leopards. Lions and leopards cannot live together, so the couple split up to continue their work, hundreds of miles apart.

The narrator explains that Adamson adopted two "children," named Girl and Boy. The lions were brought in among a group of 24 lions as cubs for roles in the movie, Born Free. After the movie, most of the lions were sent to zoos, but Adamson became attached to Girl...

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