ConservationistDied when: 86 years 24 days (1032 months)
Star Sign: Leo
George Adamson MBE (3 February 1906 – 20 August 1989), also known as the Baba ya Simba ("Father of Lions" in Swahili), was a Kenyan wildlife conservationist and author.
He and his wife, Joy, were depicted in the film Born Free and best-selling book with the same title, which is based on the true story of Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lioness cub they had raised and later released into the wild.
Several other films have been made based on the Adamsons' lives.