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Episode 5

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Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard present a series featuring orphaned and rescued orangutans in Borneo. Steve rescues a female who has dislocated her ankle fleeing her captors.

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.

30 minutes

Last on

Wed 3 May 2017 19:30

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Michaela Strachan
Presenter Steve Leonard
Executive Producer Sara Ford
Series Producer Nigel Pope

Broadcasts

  • Fri 6 Apr 2007 19:00
  • Fri 27 Apr 2007 01:55
  • Sun 22 Feb 2009 17:35
  • Fri 13 Dec 2013 15:15
  • Tue 14 Jan 2014 19:30
  • Mon 27 Jun 2016 19:30
  • Wed 3 May 2017 19:30

Natural World: Orangutans - The Great Ape Escape

Natural World: Orangutans - The Great Ape Escape

Clips and galleries following pioneering Leonora, on an mission back into the wild.