Lion Rescue: The True Story of Bella and Simba (Born Free)

Author(s): Sara Starbuck

Junior Fiction

Keep wildlife in the wild! Join Born Free behind the scenes of an amazing lion rescue.


Simba was born in a French zoo and was later bought by an animal trainer. For many years he lived in cramped captivity. Luckily the French authorities intervened and in October 2012, Simba was rescued. Born Free then helped to relocate Simba to a home in Malawi where he could live in spacious, natural surroundings.


When Bella was young, she was used as a photographer's prop and then later lived in a run-down zoo in Romania. Because she had been taken from her mother at such a young age and fed a poor diet, she sadly developed a weak spine and back legs. By the time she was rescued by Born Free, she had also developed problems with her eyes. Although this has left her with limited vision, she is an affectionate, feisty and playful lioness.


Now Simba and Bella both live in Malawi where they have become great companions.


Born Free invite you to share in their incredible story.


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Sara Starbuck is an experienced editor and writer, of both fiction and non-fiction, and works regularly with schools and libraries. Sara lives in West Sussex with her son, Tom. The Born Free Foundation is a dynamic international wildlife charity, founded in 1984 by the actors Bill Travers MBE and Virginia McKenna OBE, stars of the iconic film Born Free, and their son, Will Travers OBE, the charity's President. Born Free takes action worldwide to save lives, stop suffering and protect species in the wild. Visit their website at, join their 35,000 followers on Twitter @BFFoundation and like them on Facebook at

General Fields

  • : 9781444015331
  • : Hachette Children's Group
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : June 2015
  • : 198mm X 130mm X 11mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sara Starbuck
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 599.757
  • : 80