Renowned trapper Frank Buck travels to the jungles of the Malay Peninsula where, with his assistant, he hopes to trap rare and exotic animals, birds and reptiles for zoos. Buck soon captures a unique reptile and a leopard, and adopts a baby bear and baby elephant. After he traps an orangutan, however, Buck is unable to snare a tiger. He then visits a native village and witnesses numerous tribal ceremonies that include pythons and alligators. Buck returns to the jungle to try again for the tiger.