Description

Meet the Orangutans is a window into the extraordinary daily drama of the world’s oldest Orangutan Sanctuary. From babies being bottle-fed and wearing nappies, to teenagers being taught how to climb trees, to wounded orangs arriving at the sanctuary needing urgent veterinary care, to the older guys being released into the jungle, there is never a dull moment. The human carers, run by eccentric Brit Sue Shewar, are every bit as colourful too, and the jury’s still out on who rules the roost - the staff or the apes.

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Description

Meet the Orangutans is a window into the extraordinary daily drama of the world’s oldest Orangutan Sanctuary. From babies being bottle-fed and wearing nappies, to teenagers being taught how to climb trees, to wounded orangs arriving at the sanctuary needing urgent veterinary care, to the older guys being released into the jungle, there is never a dull moment. The human carers, run by eccentric Brit Sue Shewar, are every bit as colourful too, and the jury’s still out on who rules the roost - the staff or the apes.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Tiny baby orphan, Peanut, has made it through quarantine, but his reluctance to learn to climb could be a big problem; Chaos twins, Ceria and Sen, need to be persuaded to stop behaving like delinquent teenagers and finally fly the nest. While Orangutan Fairy Godmother, Sue Sheward, tries to persuade three-year-old toddler, Boogie Boy, that he can master the supposedly instinctive orangutan skill of nest-building.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    Tiny baby orphan, Peanut, has made it through quarantine, but his reluctance to learn to climb could be a big problem; Chaos twins, Ceria and Sen, need to be persuaded to stop behaving like delinquent teenagers and finally fly the nest. While Orangutan Fairy Godmother, Sue Sheward, tries to persuade three-year-old toddler, Boogie Boy, that he can master the supposedly instinctive orangutan skill of nest-building.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Three-year-old orphan, Bidu Bidu, makes a pal on his first day at Forest School. But when his climbing buddy tragically dies, can Bidu pull through on his own? Sepilok’s only permanent resident, eleven-year-old Nonong, is piling on the pounds, how will she cope with a carb-free diet? And Primatologist, James Robins, tracks down one of the Centre’s rehabilitated females to make sure she’s coping in the wild.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    Three-year-old orphan, Bidu Bidu, makes a pal on his first day at Forest School. But when his climbing buddy tragically dies, can Bidu pull through on his own? Sepilok’s only permanent resident, eleven-year-old Nonong, is piling on the pounds, how will she cope with a carb-free diet? And Primatologist, James Robins, tracks down one of the Centre’s rehabilitated females to make sure she’s coping in the wild.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Episode 3

    Former reluctant Forest School pupil, Baby Peanut, is at last starting to shine, but is then struck down with potentially deadly malaria, will he pull through? Sue takes on top orangutan thief, Rosa, but has she met her match? And the babies are put to the test on tool-use. Can they work out how to retrieve a sweet treat using only their brain power and a pile of sticks?

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    Former reluctant Forest School pupil, Baby Peanut, is at last starting to shine, but is then struck down with potentially deadly malaria, will he pull through? Sue takes on top orangutan thief, Rosa, but has she met her match? And the babies are put to the test on tool-use. Can they work out how to retrieve a sweet treat using only their brain power and a pile of sticks?

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Episode 4

    It’s a family crisis when the team discover former Sepilok resident and regular visitor, Ann, is pregnant. This should be great news, but Ann’s foster daughter, Mui Mui, is distraught; Trouble-some teenager Ceria is also back paying a visit but this time he’s in trouble, he’s the victim of a dog attack; And Sue braves the world’s smelliest fruit to put the babies’ observation and learning skills to the test.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    It’s a family crisis when the team discover former Sepilok resident and regular visitor, Ann, is pregnant. This should be great news, but Ann’s foster daughter, Mui Mui, is distraught; Trouble-some teenager Ceria is also back paying a visit but this time he’s in trouble, he’s the victim of a dog attack; And Sue braves the world’s smelliest fruit to put the babies’ observation and learning skills to the test.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Episode 5

    Five-year-old Gellison is the laziest baby in nursery and a bully to boot. But will his attitude be adjusted for him when he’s forced to play with the big boys? It’s an emergency trip to the human clinic when star Graduate Poogle is struck down with a mystery swelling. And adolescent male, Mico, also hits the road when he’s relocated to a protected forest reserve. But how will he cope in the wild?

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    Five-year-old Gellison is the laziest baby in nursery and a bully to boot. But will his attitude be adjusted for him when he’s forced to play with the big boys? It’s an emergency trip to the human clinic when star Graduate Poogle is struck down with a mystery swelling. And adolescent male, Mico, also hits the road when he’s relocated to a protected forest reserve. But how will he cope in the wild?

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Episode 6

    Over-confident five-year olds Lumi and Kacy get everyone worried sick when they disappear from the centre for almost a week. The jungles of Borneo are filled with dangers – but have the girls come to grief? Former Pet Orangutan Ganang makes a bee-line for the humans at a local nature reserve restaurant and has to be persuaded back to the forest. And we catch up with newly-released male, Mico, who’s finding the transition to jungle life challenging, until he gets some help from his friends.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    Over-confident five-year olds Lumi and Kacy get everyone worried sick when they disappear from the centre for almost a week. The jungles of Borneo are filled with dangers – but have the girls come to grief? Former Pet Orangutan Ganang makes a bee-line for the humans at a local nature reserve restaurant and has to be persuaded back to the forest. And we catch up with newly-released male, Mico, who’s finding the transition to jungle life challenging, until he gets some help from his friends.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Episode 7

    Baby Chiquita is quite the Diva. At just three years old, she’s capable of throwing tantrums worthy of top Prima Donnas, especially if separated from her favourite ranger, Ibri. Sue is tasked with saving the situation – and comes up with a brainwave. Star Pupil Boogie Boy leaves the other babies in his dust when it comes to essential Orangutan skill, climbing. But at three years old, is he really ready for an early transfer to the next stage of forest school? And Sue goes to the dramatic rescue of a wild male Orangutan who’s strayed into forbidden territory.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes

    Baby Chiquita is quite the Diva. At just three years old, she’s capable of throwing tantrums worthy of top Prima Donnas, especially if separated from her favourite ranger, Ibri. Sue is tasked with saving the situation – and comes up with a brainwave. Star Pupil Boogie Boy leaves the other babies in his dust when it comes to essential Orangutan skill, climbing. But at three years old, is he really ready for an early transfer to the next stage of forest school? And Sue goes to the dramatic rescue of a wild male Orangutan who’s strayed into forbidden territory.

    • HD
    • 22 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Episode 8

    The rainy season has arrived in Borneo, and the only way to keep the Orangutans parasite-free is a monthly worming injection. But three year old Beryl hates the jab with a passion – how will the staff persuade her to take her medicine? Severely dehydrated wild male Ringo is brought into the clinic in a life or death emergency, and the Sepilok team use DNA to find out who’s the daddy of the latest crop of babies.

    • HD
    • 21 Minutes

    The rainy season has arrived in Borneo, and the only way to keep the Orangutans parasite-free is a monthly worming injection. But three year old Beryl hates the jab with a passion – how will the staff persuade her to take her medicine? Severely dehydrated wild male Ringo is brought into the clinic in a life or death emergency, and the Sepilok team use DNA to find out who’s the daddy of the latest crop of babies.

    • HD
    • 21 Minutes
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