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Miracles Can Happen

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How do you cope when you suddenly become surrogate parents to 21 orphaned chimps? Jim and Jenny Desmond have chimps overrunning their home and even their bed.

At a home for rescued baby chimps in Liberia, orphans from the illegal pet trade receive round-the-clock care. Couple Jim and Jenny Desmond never planned to become surrogate parents to 21 chimpanzees, but now their home is bursting at the seams. Their dream is to build them all a new sanctuary in the forest. With help from friend and chimp specialist Ben Garrod, they teach the orphans the skills they would have learnt from their mothers in the wild. Just when they can't cope with any more chimps, they go out and rescue a new orphan called Miracle from her life on a chain.

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59 minutes

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Thu 16 Jan 2020 08:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:37

    Martin Solveig

    Ready 2 Go (feat. Kele, Martin Solveig)

  • 00:38

    Antoine Clamaran

    Live Your Dreams (feat. Soraya, Antoine Clamaran, Soraya)


Role Contributor
Presenter Ben Garrod
Series Producer Rob Sullivan
Executive Producer Jo Shinner


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