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  • ORANGUTAN RESCUE: BACK TO THE WILD

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Only 100 years ago, an estimated 600,000 orangutans roamed the Borneo and Sumatran rainforests.

Now they’re one of the most endangered species in the world due to poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade.

There is hope.

An extraordinary and dedicated team of international vets, scientists and volunteers have joined forces with locals to build and run the rehabilitation centre.

Their aim – to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned orangutans and release them back into the wild.

Orangutan Rescue: Back to the Wild, a one-off special gives you privileged access to International Animal Rescue’s orangutan rehab centre in West Kalimantan in Borneo, Indonesia.

Led by 36 year old Spanish vet Karmele Llano Sanchez, follow the work of the team and the progress of the orphaned orangutans, as they learn the skills necessary to survive in the wild.

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  • Baby School photo

    Baby School

    The baby orangutans head off to the forest to learn the vital skills their mothers would have...

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