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Teams dedicate their lives to saving chimpanzee and gorilla populations that are being wiped out in the rainforests of Central Africa.

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Rachel Hogan and her team fight for a gorilla's life after he contracts a deadly disease; Dr. Sheri Speede investigates a tip that locals are illegally keeping a chimpanzee as a pet.
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Dr. Sheri Speede and her team set out on a secret mission to rescue two chimps being kept as pets that are starving and living in terrible conditions; a baboon suffers a serious injury during a violent leadership challenge.
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A British orthopedic surgeon visits to repair a chimp's wrist and is shocked by his surroundings; Dr. Felix Lankester seizes reptiles being trafficked for their meat.
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Dr. Felix Lankester races to save a gorilla with chronic intestinal problems that have resulted in massive weight loss; a chimp with a bent wrist must take a frightening journey into town for an X-ray.
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Four gorillas continue their journey back to Cameroon from Malaysia; a small chimp is attacked by a rival male; Dr. Sheri Speede works with a chimpanzee that suffers psychological damage from being raised as a pet.
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Dr. Felix Lankester prepares for the arrival of gorillas that are returning to Cameroon after being taken illegally and placed in a Malaysian zoo; Dr. Sheri Speede must operate on a chimp riddled with flesh-eating maggots.
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A volunteer takes on the demanding job of being a surrogate mother to a baby gorilla that lost her entire family; Paul Tendem works to change a community's outlook on bushmeat trade.
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Rachel Hogan and her team race to rescue a chimpanzee that's been stuck in a tree for 24 hours without food or water; Dr. Sheri Speede must operate on a chimp with a serious injury that could affect the rest of his life.
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After two chimpanzees escape, a team of expert trackers must locate them before they hurt locals; Dr. Felix Lankester investigates three cases of chimp attacks; an 8-month-old chimp must learn to trust a new volunteer.
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Dr. Sheri Speede and her team rescue a chimp being kept as a pet in inhumane living conditions; Dr. Felix Lankester takes in a cargo of parrots with a street value of over $1 million that were set to be illegally smuggled.
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Dr. Felix Lankester and his team face disaster when two chimps escape, putting the public at risk of a dangerous rampage; Rachel Hogan works with a traumatized infant gorilla to prepare her to interact with other infants.
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Rachel buys a pregnancy test for her oldest gorilla, Gerry; Shufai walks into the gorilla enclosure.
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Babila Tafon and Talila Sivan fight to save Caroline's life; a new vet arrives.
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The Limbe Wildlife Center receives an adult baboon tied up in a tiny cage and a female chimp chained to a log.
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Sheri Speede tries to spread the message to stop eating chimps and gorillas with music; one chimp escapes.
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Sanctuary manager Rachel Hogan is terrified to give a speech; Miko gets a surrogate mother.
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Chimpanzee Yao rejects her baby after being separated for a day.
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Yao and her baby Miko escape from Mefou National Park; Shufai leaves Rachel forever.
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Vet Sheri Speede appeals for help with Nino; Shufai begins his separation from Rachel.
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Stories of West Africa's illegal bush meat and pet trades; the 4-year-old chimp Nino bonds with his vet.
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Baby gorilla Shufai has a seizure; an illegal owner of a chimp escapes incarceration.

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