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This nature reality series follows a group of young orangutans as they work their way through the program at a rehabilitation center. The hope of the young apes is that they'll one day be able to live free in the wild. The series airs on the Smithsonian Channel.

Wednesday 8:00 PM on Channel 4
1 Season, 12 Episodes
August 15, 2018
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Laura Shavin
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Orangutan Jungle School Full Episode Guide

  • Moving day arrives for the nursery school kids; Beni gets a beating from a bully; the socialization cage has a new queen; dominant male Pujon is still on a time-out after attacking Alba, but he’s allowed a second chance to bond with his rival.

  • It's a moving moment when six Orangutan Jungle School graduates are finally released back into the wild.

  • Clara and baby Clarita get a second chance at island life, but a hostile reception threatens disaster.

  • Things get steamy in the treetops as hormones run wild among the older orangutans in jungle school.

  • Follow staff vets as they respond to emergencies of all sizes, from bad breath to a potentially deadly malaria outbreak.

  • Join staff on a dramatic journey through a devastated landscape as they rescue an infant orangutan.

  • Four large male orangutans arrive on Bangamat Island, creating chaos that could endanger everyone.

  • It's the rainy season at jungle school, a time for watery games, new arrivals, and dramatic confrontations.

  • In this episode, vet Arga sets out to rescue a newly orphaned one-year-old orangutan from a remote village. Meanwhile, 'Big Boy' Beni has a gum infection and is put on an even stricter diet. His beloved bananas are off the menu. When Arga gets back to the school with the orphan, Josh, he's found to have a broken wrist. The release candidates have passed all their health checks and embark on the 24-hour journey by road and river to the wild. Back at school, Beni's cravings get the better of him and he attempts the biggest banana heist in the school's history. Finally, it's an extremely emotional moment for staff when five adult orangutans are at last set free in the wild.

  • In this episode, 'Class Clown' Valentino is busy showing off, and the staff decide that 'Big Boy' Beni needs to lose weight. Teenage mum Clara and her baby Clarita face a return to island life, now that they've been reunited.

  • Teenage mum Clara and her baby Clarita - who was kidnapped by a dominant male - arrive at Orangutan Jungle School. Meanwhile, the older orangutans are ready to be released into the wild.

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