The White Lions (1981)

Genres - Adventure, Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Family-Oriented Adventure  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This easy-going television movie is about Chris McBride (Michael York), a real-life naturalist who brings his wife and daughter to an African wildlife preserve to join him in a research project. The area has a special meaning to him because he was born there. His wife is not as enthusiastic as he is about leaving their familiar and comfortable world behind but changes her mind when she starts getting involved in the photography part of the project. A chance discovery of a pair of white-hued lion cubs (not albinos) raises disagreements on whether the family should do everything to help them survive, or just leave them alone. Eventually a compromise is reached that bodes well for the family and the fledgling lions and strengthens the family's resolve to fight off a poacher who wants to use the unusual cubs for his own profit.



endangered-species, resources, animal, conflict, cub, ecology, family, help, jungle, lion, nature, poacher, preservation, wildlife