The best known and best loved animal is the fabled ‘Man of the Forest', the Orangutan. Their future depends on man's behavior towards them and their habitat. We also see the work of the Sepilok Rehabilitation center where orphaned orangs are housed.
This episode studies the Asian elephant and its role in the life of the jungle. We also meet the Orang Asli, the native tribes of Malaysia. Two of the most endangered species are the jungle tiger and the Asian rhinoceros.
When the giant strangler fig trees bear fruit, it triggers two weeks of feeding for a wide variety of birds and animals. First come the hornbills, then giant squirrels, orangutans and finally the small Barbet birds.