Continuity mistake: The cave bear tears the head off the man with the blue eyes. In the very next shot there is no trace of blood anywhere on the bear.
Continuity mistake: When the lion cuts Ayla's leg there are three cuts, however, when Isa finds her passed out, there are four cuts.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when Ayla's mom is dying, Ayla grabs on to a finger or her outstretched hand. The scene cuts and Ayla's mom has her hand wrapped around Ayla's hand.
Continuity mistake: The C-shaped scar on the right chest of the man that likes Ayla changes shape between the time he is wrestling and the time he stops Ayla.
Continuity mistake: Near the beginning when the lioness growls at Ayla, and then darts after the child. Ayla runs into a cave. But in the next cut it's a lion digging the ground, trying to get at Ayla. (00:07:43)
Answer: Completely made up. It was too difficult to teach all the actors ASL.