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Episode 5

Orangutan Diary, Series 1 Episode 5 of 5

Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard present a series featuring orphaned and rescued orangutans in Borneo. All over the island, their forest homes are being cleared to create space for palm oil plantations - sterile places where orangutans just cannot live.

Steve rescues a big female who has dislocated her ankle fleeing from her captors. Back at the centre, there is better news for Michaela when she sees her favourite little orphan Lomon finally learn to climb a tree. There is also a moving conclusion to the story of Zorro, a huge male orangutan who spent 13 years in a tiny cage before being released on to a forested island.

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30 minutes

Last on

Wed 3 May 2017 19:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterMichaela Strachan
PresenterSteve Leonard
Executive ProducerSara Ford
Series ProducerNigel Pope

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