Watch the full-length episode at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365432375/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=naat_covefullprogram (US Only) Ecologist Chris Morgan travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans. Asia’s most intelligent ape once roamed across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java, but today, fewer than 7,000 Sumatran orangutans remain in the wild. The film cites rapid deforestation — clearing the land for vast palm oil plantations — as the chief reason for the species’ declining population.
Premieres February 25, 2015 at 8/7c on PBS. Check local listings.