Orangutan Diaries DVD Review

As a home educating mom, my family and I love to watch the latest documentaries. Many of our favorites have been presented by PBS. Orangutan Diaries is a wonderful documentary series that has recently been released on DVD and it is exceptional viewing for the entire family!

This documentary is set in the Borneo rainforest and it features a team of veterinarians and animal caregivers who have committed to rescuing and rehabilitating a group of 600 orangutans. These awe inspiring primates are barely clinging to survival as their habitat is destroyed or they are stolen to sell as pets on the black market.

My family was enthralled by this saga both ape and human and I enjoyed the enthusiastic presentation Steve Leonard and Michaela Strachan. The scenery is beautiful and I fell in love with several of the orphaned orangutans living at the Borneo Orangutan Foundation orphanage. With over 250 minutes of footage on two discs this is one documentary that is sure to make a long lasting impression.

Presented by PBS, this BBC production is now available on DVD for only $29.99.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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