Nat Geo WILD's "Operation Orangutan" Special #NatGeoWILD

This year Nat Geo WILD will celebrate the planet and Earth Day with an "Operation Orangutan" special that tugs at the heartstrings, informs, and reminds viewers of the importance of environmental protection and animal conservation.

Nat Geo WILD's Operation Orangutan Earth Day Special

photo credit: International Animal Rescue facebook page

Note: I'm part of Nat Geo WILD's "Bloggers Gone Wild" program and will share monthly information and news. However any personal views expressed are always 100% my own.

Operation Orangutan premieres Wednesday, April 22, at 8 PM ET/PT and is narrated by Miranda Richardson (“Harry Potter”)

Nat Geo WILD's Operation Orangutan Earth Day Special

photo credit: © National Geographic Channels / Bearkatt Productions / Shinta Oktania Retnani/ Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

Highly intelligent, super cute and with an arm span stretching 8 feet, orangutans share part of our human DNA and are our closest animal relatives. But because of poaching, habitat destruction and the illegal pet trade, they are now one of the world’s most endangered species. But there is hope.

Nat Geo WILD's Operation Orangutan Earth Day Special

photo credit: © National Geographic Channels / Bearkatt Productions / Shinta Oktania Retnani/ Ketapang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

An extraordinarily dedicated team of international vets, scientists and non-governmental organization (NGO) volunteers have joined forces with locals to build and run a rehabilitation center in western Kalimantan in Borneo. Their goal is to rescue and rehabilitate injured and orphaned orangutans then release them back into the wild. Nat Geo WILD cameras will follow the work of the team as they strive to build, expand and maintain the center and the orangutan population.




You can also share a selfie with @NatGeoWILD via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #EarthDaySelfie, and tell them which part of the Earth you most want to protect.

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