January 9, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Ron Magill
Books & Books presents…
AN EVENING WITH RON MAGILL
The Pride of a Lion: What the Animal Kingdom Can Teach Us about Survival, Fear and Family (a True Animal Survival Story)
Tuesday, January 9th, 7:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Ron Magill discussing his heartwarming book: The Pride of a Lion: What the Animal Kingdom Can Teach Us about Survival, Fear and Family (a True Animal Survival Story) (Mango, $24.99).
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
About the Book:
Discover the true survival story of how K’wasi the lion cub overcame unimaginable odds, was saved and nurtured by his adopted mother and family, fathered his own son Atlas, and grew into a magnificent star of Lion Country Safari.
The Indomitable Spirit of K’wasi the Lion Cub May Forever Change Your Perspective on Life
“To millions of people in Miami and beyond, Ron Magill is the face and voice of all things’ wildlife.” ─Mireya Mayor, PhD and National Geographic Explorer
#1 New Release in Biology of Cats, Lions & Tigers
Discover the true and incredible survival story of K’wasi, the lion cub who overcame unimaginable odds
Magnificently documented by wildlife expert Ron Magill. K’wasi’s story is told by world renowned wildlife photographer and Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador”, Ron Magill who documented and photographed every stage of K’wasi’s remarkable roller coaster life. Join Ron and his half-a-century career as he helps us all understand the life lessons the animal kingdom has for us.
A survival story of grit and resilience. The story of K’wasi the lion cub is one of heartbreak and triumph. He was born to Asha at Zoo Miami in late 2013 and captured the heart of the nation as an incredibly cute lion cub. K’wasi was orphaned in March 2014 when his mother tragically died. K’wasi’s remarkable journey takes him from the untimely death of his mother to magnificent star of Lion Country Safari.
Animals have feelings too. Society has only recently accepted the incredible emotional intelligence of dogs, pigs, and chimpanzees. But through K’wasi’s remarkable story, Ron Magill details how evolved the animal kingdom truly is—lions in particular. Funny, engaging, touching, and thrilling, The Pride of a Lion teaches us about family, resilience, and the meaning of life.
Gripping accounts of K’wasi’s triumphs against extreme adversity
Ron Magill’s stunning wildlife photography capturing K’wasi’s remarkable life
Profound insights into the emotional intelligence and complex social dynamics of the lion kingdom
If you are a fan of The Lion King, or liked The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life, The Soul of an Octopus, or The Good Good Pig, you will love Ron Magill’s The Pride of a Lion.
About the Author:
Ron Magill has worked with wildlife for over 40 years. He is the host of HITN’s national wildlife documentary program, Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill. As Zoo Miami’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” he has made frequent television appearances on many programs including National Geographic Explorer, the Discovery Networks, the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Late Show, CBS This Morning, Dateline, and CNN, as well as on Spanish networks Univision and Telemundo. In addition, he has written and produced many wildlife articles and award-winning photographs that have appeared in publications and galleries around the world.
He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia and tropical America while developing and directing conservation projects and Emmy-Award winning documentaries focusing on the wildlife of those regions. In addition to Zoo Miami and the Zoo Miami Foundation, Ron has worked with several children’s charities with a special dedication to the Make-a-Wish Foundation where he helps to grant wishes for children facing life-threatening diseases. In addition, he is a regular speaker at schools and civic organizations throughout South Florida in hopes of inspiring our youth to follow their dreams while showing them the importance of protecting our world’s wildlife for generations to come.
Ron’s proudest professional accomplishment is the establishment of the “Ron Magill Conservation Endowment” at the Zoo Miami Foundation. This endowment is the largest of its kind at the zoo and provides tens of thousands of dollars annually to wildlife conservation by providing annual scholarships as well as supporting field conservation projects designed to protect wildlife in the wild areas where it is naturally found.