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Durrell’s Orangutan: 50 years on

Marking 50 years since the famous naturalist Gerald Durrell turned his conservation vision into a charity, plus all your news, travel and weather.

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Mon 8 Jul 2013 07:00

Durrell’s Orangutan

Durrell’s Orangutan

It is fifty years since the famous naturalist Gerald Durrell turned his conservation vision into a charity.
 

He wanted to create an organisation to save species from extinction.
 

BBC Jersey will be examining how successfully the Durrell organisation is fulfilling the ambitions of its founder, in Jersey and across the world.
 

This weekend you’ll be able to see exclusive footage of the birth of Durrell’s newest Sumatran orangutan in a BBC documentary.
 

It is thought to be the first time a Sumatran orangutan birth has been caught on camera.