Ex-Zookeeper Does the Impossible, Trains Captive Orangutans to Return to Wild (WATCH)

Ex-Zookeeper Does the Impossible, Trains Captive Orangutans to Return to Wild (WATCH)

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The ‘Orangutan Whisperer’, a former zookeeper from Australia, has dedicated his life to reintroducing these endangered animals into the wild, something previously thought impossible. He has successfully done so for 200 orangutans, so far. (Watch the documentary above)

The mechanics of capturing "real life" on camera can lead to some bizarre situations that the audience usually never gets to see. This photograph was taken as we raced through the steamy jungles of Sumatra filming The Orangutan Whisperer. The "orangutan whisperer" is the pony-tailed guy on the left, West Australian zoologist Leif Cocks. He is…

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