NO NO NO WRONG!!!!!
ugh. the user review for this movie annoyed me to NO end.
the one stating that the actress was afraid of the lion and only acted with him because of "men with guns being present".
I just read the book ZAMBA. It reduced me to tears a number of times but the whole point of the book was about the lion named Zamba, the lion in the movie. He was brought up by behaviorist Ralph Helfner (who incase you dont believe me is even listed in the credits) using "affection training". He never permitted ANY guns to be on set with his lion, and if there were they were filled with tranquilizers. The lion itself was, well, i hate to say docile because it was an exotic animal, but it was brought up using such amazing training that it was safe.
If you don't believe me check out the book Zamba. I looked up this movie after reading about it in the book. There is even a picture of actress Pamela Franklin relaxing by laying against Zamba in the middle of the book.
Link to his book on amazon: