Episode 3: Orangutan
At an orang-utan sanctuary deep in the rainforest Mark and Joy come face-to-face with a super-male and uncover the latest scientific theories on how these Orang-utan kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory.
We see the birth of an Orang-utan and find out what it takes to raise an Orang-utan baby. Orangs devote around 7 years to raising a single newborn – the longest duration between births of any animal. The lengthily period dedicated to raising one child is key to the success of orang-utans and all the other great apes too – including us humans.