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Old 11-09-2007, 10:56 PM   #1
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Orangutan Island

This is a new series on Animal Planet. This is my new favorite show believe it or not.

Basically, its about 35 orphaned O's that have been rehabilitated and are placed on an island of their own in Borneo, Indonesia. They are put there so they can be protected and form their own community and eventually procreate. An amazing fact is that their DNA is 97% like ours. Its an awesome and amazing feat that these people are doing with them. Eastern time on Friday night at 8:30.

http://animal.discovery.com/tv/orang...an-island.html

You can also adopt an O for $10 a month or $120 for the year which help with their rehab, medical and schooling.

My younger son (the future vet.) wanted to adopt one so badly so here she is:

Her name is Kesi:



When poachers went after her mother with a machete they chopped off Kesi's hand and captured her mother for bush meat. Luckily, Kesi was rescued.
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They are so adorable. I would love to have a chimpanzee or orangutan as a pet.
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awwww, this sounds like the sort of show that I'll lurve
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They are so adorable. I would love to have a chimpanzee or orangutan as a pet.
If you're serious, this board has a member who works for a very prominent person in that field; I'm sure you could arrange a sponsorship for the chimp of your choosing...we do.

And yes, I saw portions of that show and was amazed of "how deep" those guys made it into the pack...
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is like LOST, but with real chimps?
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I was watching that last night. They were all so cute. I also think the premise of the show is great, that they're trying to give the orphaned orangutans a chance to live in the wild.

I liked the part where the one threw that big pile of corn husks out of the tree down onto the other one
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Daisy is one tough gal...I like the one who liked Jasmine.
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I would love to have a chimpanzee or orangutan as a pet.
Right.

Sounds like a nice program It's not being shown over here, but it probably will be, I'm a fan of Animal Planet. Monkey Business in particular It's an unsettling thought that there are so few orangs left now, the Sumatran species in particular, I've been writing an essay on it (as you do) and there are just over 7000 left in the wild in Indonesia. And they're disappearing at a rate of 5000 a year
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They are so adorable. I would love to have a chimpanzee or orangutan as a pet.
Primates do not make good pets They're wild animals and apes in particular are very strong and unmanageable in a domestic setting.

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Thanks for posting this JC It's frightening how close to extinction they are
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Right.

Sounds like a nice program It's not being shown over here, but it probably will be, I'm a fan of Animal Planet. Monkey Business in particular It's an unsettling thought that there are so few orangs left now, the Sumatran species in particular, I've been writing an essay on it (as you do) and there are just over 7000 left in the wild in Indonesia. And they're disappearing at a rate of 5000 a year
Can you post your essay one day? I would like to read it.
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Right.

Sounds like a nice program It's not being shown over here, but it probably will be, I'm a fan of Animal Planet. Monkey Business in particular
oh I loved Monkey Business. Cute little Gordon and the ugly monkeys
don't want to be a bummer but did you know that Jim passed away earlier this year I hope his work continues
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Nice to know I'm not the only fan I went to Monkey World a few weeks ago and saw Gordon and the Uglies in person! It was great Yeah, it was so sad to hear that Jim had died, he had cancer, I think

JC yea, I'll post it, but it's not quite finished, I wrote it for english coursework, I might actually send it to MPOC (the Malaysian Palm Oil Council). Dunno. It's probably a piece of crap
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I'll have to keep an eye out for this show over here, sounds like the kind of show I will love - I was totally addicted to Meerkat Manor when that was on!
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How strange (in a good way) to see this thread, I watched it yesterday afternoon. I love orangutans, I liked the diapers I didn't know it was a whole series.

I had to change channels when the bad stuff was going on, just like I have to do with every Animal Planet show. I'm a total wimp about that stuff.
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we're hooked as well. gives us something to watch while we wait for the next season of meerkats.
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