Cinema: Elsa Untamed

Born Free is a posthumous triumph for Elsa the lioness, one of the queen beasts of her time and now the subject of a lively movie biography that should leave audiences purring with satisfaction. Heroine of two bestsellers by Joy Adamson, wife of a senior game warden in Kenya, Elsa began her well-documented career as an orphan cub, became a 300-lb. lapful of love and affection, but ultimately returned to her wild, natural way of life. The clincher of this zoological success story is that Elsa, once taught by her human protectors how to stalk and kill, remained their friend until...

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