Orangutan Island

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  • 2007
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.8  (76)

Judith Curran created and produced this documentary about a group of orphaned orangutans living in the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. The orangutans featured in this dramatically narrated program are being raised to cooperate with each other as a unit in order to survive in the wild together. This is a fairly revolutionary tactic as orangutans are generally solitary creatures so it is not natural for them to function as a socially dependent unit. The program features regular appearances by executive producer Martha Ripp of Animal Planet and Lone Dr

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Seasons
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
February 22, 2009
no summary available.
Chain Reaction/A Walk on the Wild Side
10. Chain Reaction/A Walk on the Wild Side
February 22, 2009
Bonita gives an unexpected reaction after an action by Jupiter, and she leaves the island after her run in with Hamlet. Lone sets out to find Bonita, fearing that she is in danger of poachers.
Double Edged Sword/Teen Angst
9. Double Edged Sword/Teen Angst
February 15, 2009
Hamlet's future may be compromised after he strolls into the wild side. A plump Chen Chen had no one to meet him after returning from the clinic having mended. Lone tries to find the best way to ensure Bonita's health. Meanwhile, the males of Palas Island go on a rampage to targeting Kiki, and leaving baby Hardi in harm's way.
Where There's Smoke...
8. Where There's Smoke...
February 8, 2009
Reno's attempt to establish himself on the island ends with disastrous results.
We Are Family
7. We Are Family
February 8, 2009
Kiki allows the other females to watch over her offspring despite better her judgment.
The Intruder
6. The Intruder
November 30, 2007
Summary is not available.
Kindered Spirits/
5. Kindered Spirits/
November 30, 2008
Although things have seemed to calm down since the return of Hamlet, it's a precarious peace between the two Orangutan's populations.
Fight Club
4. Fight Club
November 23, 2008
The orangutans are in the midst of a power struggle.
Sink or Swim
3. Sink or Swim
November 23, 2008
Now that the borders are open, the weakest orphans try to make adjustments.
No Borders
2. No Borders
November 16, 2008
Lone hopes the older orangutans will come in and teach the younger ones after opening up the island borders.
An Angel in Paradise
1. An Angel in Paradise
November 16, 2008
Season 2 begins with the 32 orangutan left on the island get aid from 2 visitors who are risking their lives.
Description

Judith Curran created and produced this documentary about a group of orphaned orangutans living in the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. The orangutans featured in this dramatically narrated program are being raised to cooperate with each other as a unit in order to survive in the wild together. This is a fairly revolutionary tactic as orangutans are generally solitary creatures so it is not natural for them to function as a socially dependent unit.

The program features regular appearances by executive producer Martha Ripp of Animal Planet and Lone Dr

  • Premiere Date
    November 2, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (76)