At two years of age, wild young orangutans would still be suckling from their moms. But at the orangutan jungle school, a soy milk formula is the next best thing for these hungry orphans.
It's a big day at Nyaru Menteng: caretakers attempt to reunite two-week-old Clarita with her mother Clara following a traumatic separation. After days apart, there's concern that Clara might reject her. Meanwhile, two lucky orangutans on the pre-release islands are ready to begin their journey back to the wild, but pandemonium breaks loose when an aggressive male turns on the staff.
Watch this episode online now.
Stream hundreds of shows by starting your free trial to Smithsonian Channel Plus. Check the availability of this title and explore our vast library of original documentaries and series.
Access even more free Smithsonian Channel full episodes and documentaries online through participating TV providers.
Find out if your television provider carries Smithsonian Channel.
Don't panic! It's simple to upgrade to the latest version of one of these browsers:
Don't panic! To get the best possible experience on smithsonianchannel.com we recommend you upgrade your operating system.
For the best possible site experience, please use Chrome for Android.
Add username "SmithsonianChan" on Snapchat for fun and fascinating facts. We'll be sharing spontaneous photos and videos as inspiration strikes.