Baby orangutans get a second chance at life at a Borneo orphanageStaff take on parenting duties and spend a decade preparing them for life back into the wild
Travel to Borneo to visit the Orangutan Care Centre. At this jungle nursery, hospital and school, staff are dedicated to saving a species. They provide medical treatment and urgent care for sick or injured orangutans and raise orphaned babies whose mothers have been killed.
Local caregivers become surrogate parents, with round-the-clock care to replicate the intense family bond an orangutan would have with its mother in the wild. They teach their young charges how to forage, socialize and navigate in the forest, a process that can take up to ten years.
Eventually, the juvenile orangutans are released back into the wild where they get a second chance at life.