Orangutan Island is a rare treat for viewers who have never had the opportunity to see orangutans in the forest. Everyone-- young and old-- will fall in love with the orangutans-- guaranteed! :-)
But beyond the 'cute' factor, there are many serious issues being addressed. These orangutans have all suffered a very cruel fate. Their mothers were killed-- most likely on palm oil plantations where they were desperately searching for food for themselves and their babies. Parents should not forget this-- and can use this show as an opportunity to teach their kids about environmental issues such as animal conservation, deforestation and global warming....
Orangutans are critically endangered and could be extinct in the wild within a decade unless something is done to protect them.
The orangutans featured on the show are lucky to be alive-- but they are just one group of many. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation is currently caring for nearly 800 orphaned orangutans-- and they all need our help!
Learn more about orangutans and their fight for survival at the Orangutan Outreach website: http://redapes.org
Keep watching the show and tell all your friends. Help spread the word!
-- Richard Zimmerman
Director, Orangutan Outreach
Reach out and save the orangutans!