Orangutans: The Great Ape Escape

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Natural World, 2013-2014 Episode 6 of 10

Duration: 1 hour

Leonora is no ordinary orangutan, she is a pioneer. With her three year old son in her arms, she is about to set off on an epic journey back to the wild - the great ape escape. It is a long way from what she is used to. After being orphaned as a baby, she has spent the majority of her life in a rescue centre. She is leaving behind 600 other orangutans, all of whom are relying on her for their chance at freedom. If Leonora can make it, they could too.


Annie Backhouse
Annie Backhouse
Executive Producer
Chris Cole
Series Producer
Roger Webb
Juliet Stevenson
Lone Droscher-Nielsen


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