Season 23, Episode 7 From Orphan to King

First Aired: February 13, 2005

An orangutan's evolution “From Orphan to King” is chronicled in this film about a Borneo primate that becomes the dominant male of his territory after being kidnapped by pet traders and escaping from his rescuers. Included: his encounter with Julia Roberts during her visit to his domain in 1997. Tim Matheson narrates.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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