360° Orangutan School for Orphaned Babies

Take to the trees and swing with baby orangutans as they learn how to be wild in Borneo’s rainforest.

National Geographic VR takes you inside the International Animal Rescue sanctuary in the forests of Borneo in Indonesia to see what it takes to teach a baby orangutan… to be an orangutan.

Here, a dedicated team of veterinarians teaches these orphaned orangutans everything they’ll need to know to one day head out on their own back into the wild.

Read the December National Geographic magazine feature story “ Inside the Private Lives of Orangutans.”

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