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You've got to have a cast iron heart not to be moved by the true story-based wildlife drama Born Free (1966, 92 mins) and its sequel Living Free (1972, 88 mins). A real lump-in-the-throat button-pusher, it depicts the fascinating adventures of Joy Adamson and her game warden husband George - a real-life couple who raised an ultra-cute, orphaned lion cub called Elsa to adulthood before reluctantly releasing her back into the wilds of Kenya. Based on Joy's bestselling book, the film favours genuine warmth over saccharine sentimentality, demonstrating the joys and heartache of working so intimately with nature. The follow-up, Living Free, traces the fate of Elsa's own offspring following her death, as the Adamsons fight to keep the lioness's three cubs out of the zoo.
Live action adventure following an orphaned bearcub's struggle for survival against hunters.
7–16 years 90 mins
Sigourney Weaver stars in this film based on the life of scientist Dian Fossey and her quest to save gorillas from extinction.
11+ years 124 mins
12 year-old Xan has raised a cheetah called Duma since it was a cub. Now Xan must set off alone to return him to the wilds of the Kalahari desert.
5–11 years 100 mins
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