Meet the Orangutans

Meet the Orangutans is our 8 part TV documentary, which follows our chairperson Sue and the dedicated staff at Sepilok as they care for the orphaned orangutans.

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, the Discovery channel have granted us special permission to show you the full series on our website!

A new episode will be released every Friday.

You can scroll down to watch the episode or click on an episode link to take you to that video:

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6

Questionnaire

Episode 1

Tiny baby orphan, Peanut, has made it through quarantine, but his reluctance to learn to climb could be a big problem; Ceria and Sen need to be persuaded to stop behaving like delinquent teenagers and finally fly the nest.

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Episode 2

Three-year-old Bidu Bidu makes a pal on his first day at forest school but when his climbing buddy tragically dies, can Bidu pull through on his own?

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Episode 3

Baby Peanut, is at last starting to shine, but is then struck down with potentially deadly malaria, will he pull through? The babies are put to the test on tool-use. Can they work out how to retrieve a sweet treat using only their brain power and a pile of sticks?

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Episode 4

Ceria is back at the centre but this time he's in trouble. The babies' observational and learning skills are put to the test.

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Episode 5

Gelison is not playing nicely with the other youngsters, see what happens when he meets the big boys. Mico is translocated to the Tabin reserve.

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Episode 6

Two of the over-confident youngsters disappear into the forest, will they be ok? See how newly released Mico getting on in his new forest home.

Episode 7 - coming 9th September

Episode 8 - coming 16th September

Questionnaire

It would really help us if you could take a minute to let us know what you think of the series by answering a few questions for us:

1

Did you watch any of the Meet The Orangutans series?

2

If yes, how many episodes did you watch?

3

Did you enjoy the episodes/series?

4

Did watching the episodes/series give you a good understanding of what Orangutan Appeal UK does as a charity?

5

Did watching the episodes/series make you want to help?

6

Is this the first time you have seen the series?

7

Would you or have you recommended the series to any friends or family members?

8

Did you donate to Orangutan Appeal UK or adopt an orangutan as a result of watching this series?

Please email your answers to Hannah on admin2@orangutan-appeal.org.uk.

Many thanks for your time.