George Adamson was killed in an ambush by Somali bandits in Kora, on 20th August 1989.

Born on the 3 February 1906 in India, after being educated in England he moved to Kenya in 1925, where after a number of jobs, he joined Kenya's Game Department in 1938 and was Senior Wildlife Warden of the Northern Frontier District. It was his work with lions that earned him the affectionate title of the Baba ya Simba ("Father of Lions" in Swahili), and would become a respected British wildlife conservationist and author.