Nature

The Last Orangutan Eden

Friday, May 6, 3 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, May 8, 4 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Sunday, May 8, 6 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, May 8, 8 p.m. on World
Monday, May 9, 12 a.m. on World
Monday, May 9, 8 a.m. on World
Monday, May 9, 2 p.m. on World
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Ecologist Chris Morgan (Bears of the Last Frontier) travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation. Morgan spends time with orphaned orangs at rehabilitation centers observing the process of teaching them the survival skills they'll need to be released back into the wild. But to truly understand the complexity of a wild orangutan society and the skills the orangs would have learned from their mothers in the wild, Morgan travels to a remote patch of forest also in Northern Sumatra, a peat swamp forest known as Suaq Balimbing. Suaq is in a protected area and part of a World Heritage Site. Working with a team of experienced researchers, he becomes completely immersed in this unique social band of wild orangs who use tools, share food, forage together, and create their own distinct culture. For the first time, advanced cameras are used to follow the orangs throughout the canopy to provide an intimate, clear picture of how these arboreal apes spend their days and nights and interact with one another.
 

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