Preview – Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan

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Picture Shows: Baby orangutan, Udin, rescued from the illegal wildlife pet trade. Image Credit: BBC/International Animal Rescue.

This Natural World documentary follows one charity’s attempt to help save orangutans in Borneo.

International Animal Rescue is trying to help these creatures as their habitats are destroyed to make way for oil palm tree plantations, not to mention the danger of the organutans being kidnapped by wildlife traffickers. The charity attempts to move the animals to virgin forest and rehabilitate some of the healthiest of them back to the wild.

Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan is on BBC Two at 21.00.