Orangutan Jungle School Episode 1 Clips
Orangutan Jungle School TX's on Wednesday 15th August at 8pm on Channel 4
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Meet Jumbo, attempting to charm his way to extra food rations from his babysitter.
Teen Mum Clara and her baby have been brought back from a semi-independent life on an island after Clarita was kidnapped by a dominant male. Cameras capture the anxious moment staff try to successfully reunite mother and daughter.
Prepare to fall in love with Jungle School! This unique home for orphan orangutans learning vital life skills before they are returned to the wild is the subject of this brand-new three-part series starting on Wednesday.
Run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the school has a unique education system where hundreds of orangutan orphans progress through a carefully-honed curriculum designed for a series of jungle school classes and pre-release islands. The pupils range in age from a few weeks old to young adults (equivalent to nineteen-year-olds).
This three-part series reveals the often heart-rending stories behind each animal’s arrival, and follows the progress of these highly intelligent, endearing yet vulnerable students through all the stages of their education – from the nursery upwards - and their extraordinary bonds with their human helpers.
August 14, 2018 6:20pm by Channel 4