Lingmere Zoo is about to close and its twin lionesses, Lorna and Ellen, will be put down unless a new home can be found for them. So when a sanctuary in Africa offers to take the animals, Lorna and Ellen begin the long journey together. But Lorna wants her freedom and dramatically escapes ot the English countryside leaving Ellen to face an unknown fate, alone.
Can the lionesses survive without each other in their frightening and confusing new worlds? And will they ever meet again?