Meet The Orangutans

Meet The Orangutans

  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.7  (10)

Follow the lives of orphaned orang-utan babies as they are brought to the world's oldest orang-utan sanctuary in Borneo, before being released back into the wild as young adults.

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Baby Boom
8. Baby Boom
May 31, 2019
There's a baby boom at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, and paternity tests reveal which local males are the fathers. The orphaned babies get their worming injections to keep them parasite-free.
Relocating a Wild Male
7. Relocating a Wild Male
May 31, 2019
A young female orangutan's strong attachment to a staff nurse causes developmental issues. Sanctuary staff head out to investigate reports of a wild male spotted on a plantation outside the borders of the reserve.
Feeding Time
6. Feeding Time
May 31, 2019
It's feeding time at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, and the primate inhabitants must learn the tricky task of finding food for themselves. Two of the females go missing, and the staff starts to worry.
Dealing with Stubbornness and Illness
5. Dealing with Stubbornness and Illness
May 31, 2019
A young orangutan who arrived at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre after losing his mother settles in, but he needs motivation to practice climbing. One of the older males requires an x-ray.
Baby on the Way
4. Baby on the Way
May 31, 2019
It's not unusual for a rehabilitated orangutan released to the wild to venture back to the sanctuary for a visit. The staff prepares for the birth of a new baby orangutan.
Expert Thieves
3. Expert Thieves
May 31, 2019
The orangutans at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre demonstrate their cleverness as they watch the staff closely and steal food whenever they can.
Settling In
2. Settling In
May 31, 2019
One orphan is new on the scene at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and needs another, more experienced orangutan to help him settle in. The babies are at high risk from parasites when they ingest mud.
Learning to Climb and Build Nests
1. Learning to Climb and Build Nests
May 31, 2019
The orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Borneo go through rigorous training to learn everything their mothers would have taught them in the wild, from climbing to nest-building.
Description

Follow the lives of orphaned orang-utan babies as they are brought to the world's oldest orang-utan sanctuary in Borneo, before being released back into the wild as young adults.Meet The Orangutans is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on May 31, 2019.

Meet The Orangutans is available for streaming on the Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Meet The Orangutans on demand at Hulu and Animal Planet.

  • Premiere Date
    May 31, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (10)