Going Ape

Going Ape

  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.9  (17)

The circus life was not the life that Foster wanted any part in, which was hard, considering his family was a prominent circus family. Leaving the family and the circus to follow his own path, Foster is shocked to find that when his father died, he left his entire estate to him. However, there is just one condition that he has to abide by. Foster has to be able to tend for his father's three orangutans, which turns his life upside down from the start.

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Battling the Odds
12. Battling the Odds
June 21, 2019
Rachel Hogan and her team fight for a gorilla's life after he contracts a deadly disease, and Dr. Sheri Speede investigates a tip that locals are illegally keeping a chimpanzee as a pet.
A Secret Rescue
11. A Secret Rescue
June 21, 2019
Dr. Sheri Speede and her team set out on a secret mission to rescue two chimps being kept as pets that are starving and living in terrible conditions. Then, a baboon suffers a serious injury during a violent leadership challenge.
Culture Shock
10. Culture Shock
June 21, 2019
A British orthopedic surgeon visits to repair a chimp's wrist and is shocked by his surroundings. Then, Dr. Felix Lankester seizes reptiles being trafficked for their meat.
Fighting to Save a Life
9. Fighting to Save a Life
June 21, 2019
Dr. Felix Lankester races to save a gorilla with chronic intestinal problems that have resulted in massive weight loss. Then, a chimp with a bent wrist must take a frightening journey into town for an X-ray.
Reversing the Damage
8. Reversing the Damage
June 21, 2019
Four gorillas continue their journey back to Cameroon from Malaysia and a small chimp is attacked by a rival male. Then, Dr. Sheri Speede works with a chimpanzee that suffers psychological damage from being raised as a pet.
The Four Return Home
7. The Four Return Home
June 21, 2019
Dr. Felix Lankester prepares for the arrival of gorillas that are returning to Cameroon after being taken illegally and placed in a Malaysian zoo. Then, Dr. Sheri Speede must operate on a chimp riddled with flesh-eating maggots.
A Mission to Stop Killings
6. A Mission to Stop Killings
June 21, 2019
A volunteer takes on the demanding job of being a surrogate mother to a baby gorilla that lost her entire family. Then, Paul Tendem works to change a community's outlook on bushmeat trade.
Crisis in the Treetops
5. Crisis in the Treetops
June 21, 2019
Rachel Hogan and her team race to rescue a chimpanzee that's been stuck in a tree for 24 hours without food or water. Then, Dr. Sheri Speede must operate on a chimp with a serious injury that could affect the rest of his life.
Chimps on the Run
4. Chimps on the Run
June 21, 2019
After two chimpanzees escape, a team of expert trackers must locate them before they hurt locals. Then, Dr. Felix Lankester investigates three cases of chimp attacks and an 8-month-old chimp must learn to trust a new volunteer.
A Life in Chains
3. A Life in Chains
June 21, 2019
Dr. Sheri Speede and her team rescue a chimp being kept as a pet in inhumane living conditions. Then, Dr. Felix Lankester takes in a cargo of parrots with a street value of over $1 million that were set to be illegally smuggled.
Dangerous Break Out
2. Dangerous Break Out
June 21, 2019
Dr. Felix Lankester and his team face disaster when two chimps escape, putting the public at risk of a dangerous rampage. Then, Rachel Hogan works with a traumatized infant gorilla to prepare her to interact with other infants.
Description

The circus life was not the life that Foster wanted any part in, which was hard, considering his family was a prominent circus family. Leaving the family and the circus to follow his own path, Foster is shocked to find that when his father died, he left his entire estate to him. However, there is just one condition that he has to abide by. Foster has to be able to tend for his father's three orangutans, which turns his life upside down from the start.Going Ape is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on May 13, 2013.

Going Ape is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Going Ape on demand at Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Animal Planet and FuboTV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 13, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (17)