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"Orangutan Jungle School" follows a group of young endangered orangutans as they learn the skills they'll need to survive in the wild at a forest school for orphaned apes run by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Borneo. These orangutans who have lost their mothers to poaching and deforestation progress through a series of classes and grade levels. The documentary series overflows with hilarious antics, emotional moments and dramatic cliffhangers as it showcases the incredible work being done by human caregivers to provide these young apes with a chance to survive in the wild.

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The fate of several graduates awaits the next round of wild releases; runaway Zalipa is found, but her partner in crime, Tulia, is still missing; baby Clarita has a complete meltdown as the vets perform surgery on her mother.
aired 54 days ago
Tulia and Zalipa go missing from Palas Island and the race is on to find them before they get into trouble; everyone is on high alert when a flu virus threatens to sweep through Orangutan Jungle School.
aired 54 days ago
Following months of recovery after the accident at forest school, Alejandra is left blind in one eye and must now learn to climb again.
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After weeks of battling a mysterious head infection, Erik joins the group two students; at forest school, the group three students enjoy a poolside classroom where Valentino proves he's more than just a class clown.
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Three-year-old Wine ditches lessons to make a remarkable new friend, as she bonds with a young macaque; two refugees from a Thai circus, young mother Sampit and her son Sawadee, get a second chance at living semi-wild on a pre- release island.
aired 61 days ago
Beni and Lala are increasingly restless in the infirmary, but they have a few more weeks of recovery before returning to class.
aired 68 days ago
Beni and Lala are confined to the clinic following an accident; bullied Kesi causes concern for the team; Clara and her daughter, Clarita, are chosen for release back into the wild.
aired 68 days ago
Recent nursery graduates Jelapat, Talaken, Bawan and Rona join their classmates at their new classroom; Dilla unexpectedly gives birth at midnight, but the delivery does not go smoothly.
aired 68 days ago
Big changes are afoot for some of the pupils at Orangutan Jungle School, where orphaned orangutans learn the forest skills they need to survive in the wild; four new arrivals join the nursery classes and some familiar faces move up a grade.
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The team makes the final attempt to reunite reluctant mother Dilla with her new baby Delilah; Clara and Clarita are on their final journey to freedom when a dangerous flood stops them in their tracks and threatens everyone.
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Young orangutans who have lost their mothers to poaching and deforestation learn the skills they'll need to survive in the wild at a unique forest school.
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Young orangutans who have lost their mothers to poaching and deforestation learn the skills they'll need to survive in the wild at a unique forest school.
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Six graduates from jungle school are finally set to be freed into the wild from the pre-release islands after an arduous journey by road and river into the heart of Borneo.
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Difficult quarantine student Taymur has a breakthrough and starts to embrace his jungle school lesson; serial truant Luthy skips class again and gives the staff a run for their money.
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The babysitters try to get Beni's diet under control; Malika shows off her passion for fashion; Darril and Syahrini get steamy in the treetops; Cinta makes a watery discovery; two new babies arrive, one of whom is emaciated.
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Rescued orphan Josh needs his broken wrist examined by the school vets, while Beni has a trip to the dentist to treat his bad breath.
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Beni faces a day of reckoning as all the forest school students are held back for a weigh-in; Alba is back in isolation after being diagnosed with typhoid.
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Moving day arrives for the nursery school kids; Beni gets a beating from a bully; the socialization cage has a new queen; dominant male Pujon is still on a time-out after attacking Alba, but he's allowed a second chance to bond with his rival.
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Valentino, Yutris and the rest of group two have fun as they visit group three's flooded classroom; three quarantine infants get the results of their TB tests; the residents of Bangamat Island do not welcome newcomers leading to a confrontation.
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Kasper, who is 90kgs, somehow eludes the capture team and climbs 30 meters high in a tree; Beni's food theft and ongoing weight gain starts causing serious concern for his health.
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"Class Clown" Valentino is busy showing off; the staff decide that "Big Boy" Beni needs to lose weight; teenage mom Clara and her baby Clarita face a return to island life; they welcome a new pupil: Alba, the only reported albino orangutan.

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