Mayor Philbrick is trying to help Maggie Hargrove push through a proposed art museum...which will be built where the zoo currently exists. To help the zoo fail, Philbrick assigns Mitch Collins, an accountant, to run the zoo. But contrary to expectations, Mitch propelled by his son Noah's enthusiasm, turns the zoo around and with the help of Morgan City's children, he just may save it from the mayor's plans.
A father is flying a small plane with his son and experiences engine trouble,landing on a Mexican beach. His son wanders off into the jungle, becoming lost, while the father waits and then takes off in the repaired plane hoping to find help. Meanwhile the son encounters two Mexican children on a quest and together they try solve their troubles on a trek through the jungle.