RED APE: Saving the Orangutan

Broadcaster: BBC / Discovery 
Distribution: BBC Worldwide 
Duration: 1 x 1hr 

This is the dramatic story of one team of medics on the frontline of an environmental warzone.  For 10 years International Animal Rescue has used cameras to document the fight to save the orangutan from the brink of extinction – pulling distressed apes from Borneo’s devastated jungle, administering life-saving medical care and releasing them back to the wild.   Through interviews with top scientists and conservationists, this film explores the historical backstory of the orangutan’s rapid decline and the solutions that might save these gentle apes from extinction.