360° Orangutan School | National Geographic

Ketapang, Borneo

Asa Film back again to the rainforest of Borneo with Black Dot Films, inside the International Animal Rescue sanctuary that focus on teaching baby orangutan “to be an orangutan”. Here, a dedicated team of vets teaches the orangutan orphans everything they’ll need to know to one day head out on their own back into the wild.

The filming itself takes 2 weeks in total and everyone in this project are being really supportive, from the keeper, vet, communication team, everyone. One problem that we realize for this filming that we are facing is we are not allowed to be inside the area of orangutan too long, so we really need a really good time schedule. Orangutan is trained to not get used to human. If they had too much encounter with human, it’ll be very dangerous for them when they are release to the wild.

Photo credit: Vanya Savitri