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A man is seen wearing pajama pants without a shirt in some scenes.

A lioness is mentioned to be "in season" (the animal equivalent to ovulating).

A man-eating lion kills a woman washing her clothes in a river. The camera cuts to a shot of the river before she is attacked, and the water turns red.

Lions are shot throughout the movie, and although no blood is shown, we do briefly see their bodies/skins.

Lions are seen hunting and eating other animals. Little blood is shown.

A young lioness is attacked by another animal offscreen, and is covered in scratches. While tending her wounds, a man's hands get blood on them.

Two lions fight savagely near the end of the film, but neither is injured.

Very mild and infrequent (i.e. damn, hell)

The lioness's caretakers and other people are occasionally seen casually drinking or smoking.

A man takes too much malaria medication and has some sort of fit, but he gets better.

A man-eating lion kills a woman.

The man hired to get rid of the man-eating lion shoots it, and is forced to shoot its mate in self-defense. We then learn that the lioness was trying to protect her cubs.

The lead couple's pet rock hyrax (a small, furry animal) dies of natural causes.

The elephant stampede is somewhat intense.

The lead couple bond with Elsa the lioness as if she were their child, so the idea of having to either send her to a zoo or set her free is sad.

A man recovering from malaria has some kind of fit after taking too much medication, and his wife worries he might die.

The animal violence, though less graphic than the average nature documentary aired on TV today, may upset sensitive children, though this user believes that this film would be a good way to introduce children to the realities of nature without traumatizing them.

Suggested Rating: suitable for ages 8+

Rated PG for some wild animal action and brief language

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