Episode guide

Orangutan Diary

Series 1

Orangutan Diary

  • Orangutan Diary, 1

    Touching wildlife series following orphaned and rescued orangutans in Borneo. Steve Leonard heads up river where he rescues a tiny orangutan being kept illegally as a pet.

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  • Orangutan Diary, 2

    Another dose of monkey-love as we catch up with a group of orphaned orangutans in Borneo. Here, babies Lomon, Grendon and Ellie learn how to behave like wild orang-utans.

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  • Orangutan Diary, 3

    Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard catch up with the orphaned orangutans in Borneo. There's tragedy at the rescue centre when a newly-arrived baby fights for its life.

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  • Orangutan Diary, 4

    Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard follow a group of orphaned and rescued orangutans in Borneo, and save a baby imprisoned in a village.

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  • Orangutan Diary, 5

    Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard follow the lives of rescued orangutans in Borneo. Steve rescues a big female who has dislocated her ankle fleeing from her captors.

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Orangutan Diary

Series 2

Orangutan Diary

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    Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard continue to help apes in Borneo as the team rescues an orang-utan and its baby from a palm oil plantation in the country.

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    Steve Leonard and Michaela Strachan present stories from the world's biggest ape rescue centre. The rescue team tries to save an ape being kept in a small crate.

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    Sumanto's health deteriorates and an ape reappears after going missing for two months. Michaela Strachan presents.

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    Noddy starts at forest school and Hercules enjoys a taste of freedom. Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard present.

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    The team prepares to release 25 apes back into the wild, with boats, planes and helicopters standing by for the task, while a malaria outbreak threatens the centre's youngsters.

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    Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard reflect on the important work of staff members at the centre and what the future holds for the 600 rescued apes in its care.

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    More babies are found in the illegal possession of private owners, and the experts research possible spots to release orangutans.

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    Mama Pika, her baby and 23 other rescued orangutans are to be taken into the wild heart of Borneo where they can begin a new life.

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    Michaela Strachan and Steve Leonard help the team to release 25 rescued orangutans, including Mama Pika and her baby.

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    Steve Leonard and Michaela Strachan present another visit to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the biggest ape rescue operation in the world.

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