Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard follow the lives of orphaned and rescued orangutans at a refuge centre in Borneo.
Orangutan Diary Previous Broadcasts
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 9:40 PM
Some of the youngest are in danger as malaria hits the clinic. Fugitive Bento has escaped from the islands but refuses to come quietly. The confiscation team confronts the armed captor of two baby orangutans, and Lone (the Centre's director) finally finds somewhere in the heart of Borneo where more rescued orangutans can be released.
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 9:41 PM
Meet Noddy, top of the class at nursery but nervous about his first day at school. Massive male Hercules, the hairiest orangutan you will ever meet, heads off for his annual leave on a river island. The confiscation team sets off on their most demanding rescue yet, and one of the technicians risks his life in a death-defying climb to get Bonny back where she belongs.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 3:41 AM
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 9:41 PM
Can anyone help self-harming Roothi, an orangutan with real issues? After his terrifying fall Sumanto's health takes a turn for the worse, and the rescue team race to save several orangutans at risk one battles through miles of muddy roads hoping to save a young orangutan held illegally in a tiny crate, another searches for an orangutan seen dangerously close to a village school.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 3:41 AM
KQED Plus: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 -- 9:40 PM
After months of planning, a handful of rescued orangutans are flying to freedom. On board are Mama Abut and her baby, found starving in an oil palm plantation but nursed back to health at the Centre, which is home to 600 rescued orangutans babies in the nursery needing 24-hour care, orphans in Forest School learning the skills they will need in the wild, and older ones almost ready for release. After a terrifying fall at the Centre, Sumanto fights for his life, while deep in the jungle the rescue team has to think fast when a powerful male decides he would rather not be rescued.
- KQED Plus: Fri, Jan 11, 2013 -- 3:40 AM