It?s banana time at the orangutan jungle school. For everyone, that is, except for young Beni ? he?s carrying a little extra weight and his caretakers have banned him from treats.
The pressure is high at Nyaru Menteng. A clumsy climber faces being held back if she can't start making progress. After being denied bananas one time too many, an overweight orangutan takes matters into his own hands. And for six remarkable jungle school graduates, it's a day of new beginnings. Journey into the heart of Borneo as these special creatures are finally set free.
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