Of Elsa, Joy Adamson wrote "Her good-natured temperment was certainly due in part to her character, but part too may have come from the fact that neither force nor frustration was ever used to adapt her to our way of life. For we tried by kindness alone to help her overcome the differences that lie between our two worlds."
Born Free Foundation
The filming of Born Free had a profound effect on Virginia and Bill which lead to the creation of the Born Free Foundation with the goal of Keeping wildlife in the wild. The foundation campaigns for awareness of wildlife issues and funds research as other wildlife charities do. It is notable for taking individual animals from inappropriate captivity and allowing them to live out the remainder of there lives in large reserves of their native habitat.
- Adamson, Joy. Born Free. London: Fontana Books, 1962. Title page verso.
- Adamson, Joy. Born Free. London: Fontana Books, 1962. p. 61.
- Born Free Foundation
- Born Free on Wikipedia