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Durrell’s Orangutan: Conservation technology

Former Durrell ape keeper Dr Ian Singleton looks at how technology is increasingly leading the battle to save Sumatran Orangutans, plus all the news, travel and weather.

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2 hours

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Thu 11 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 will be able to see exclusive footage of the birth of Durrell’s newest Sumatran orangutan in a BBC television documentary.

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