A sappy tale about a small East African boy (Juma) who is the sidekick of Carey, a trapper who captures wild animals for zoos and circuses. Trouble starts when a vengeful native, fired by Carey, lets the animals out of their corral on the day a big buyer is to look them over. Juma is
accused, and when the hurt boy runs away, he is taken hostage by the guilty man. Fleming, a veterinarian who doesn't approve of Carey's profession, and the trapper put aside their differences to help the boy they both love.