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Title: Champions Of The Wild – Gorillas / Orgatangs
Starring: In Association With Discovery Channel
Across the world scientists, activists and biologists dedicate their lives to studying some of the world’s rarest, most endangered species. Through years of close observation these individuals, often working against traditional scientific thought,have come to understand their animals better than anyone.They are the CHAMPIONS OF THE WILD.
GORILLAS: Amid the chaos of war-torn Rwanda, anthropologist Pascale Sicotte has risked her life to protect one of the world’s last remaining populations of mountain gorillas from poachers and loss of habitat.In dangerous surroundings, she carries on work started by the legendary Dian
Fossey, guarding the sanctuary of more than 100 mountain gorillas and convincing the Rwandan government that, thanks to ecotourism, the precious primates are worth more alive than dead.
ORANGUTANS The world’s largest treedwelling primate, the endangered Orangutan has been the victim of poaching, the ape trade and habitat destruction. Dr. Birute Galdikas has lived for over 35 years in the gruelling jungles of Borneo and Sumatra,fighting to save the orangutan. At first a passive observer, she soon became an activist researcher, rescuing orphaned victims of the ape-trade, re-introducing captured orangutans into the wild and lobbying the Indonesian government to help protect these close relatives of humanity.