Escape to Chimp Eden
Eugene Cussons oversees a sanctuary in South Africa where chimpanzees rescued from the horrors of human captivity experience triumphs and challenges as they transition from being prisoners to living free with other chimps.
- 1. Josephine: Race For LifeFebruary 8, 200842minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishEugene races against time to rescue a chimpanzee called Josephine from a run-down printing factory before her current owners carry out their threat to euthanize her. He also discovers two baby chimps in appalling circumstances.
- 2. Saving Sampa and TonyFebruary 15, 200821minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishEugene is waiting for the results of blood tests on the two young chimps that he was forced to leave in Angola, but life at the Chimp Eden is not running smoothly either. Sally is proving tough to integrate with the other chimps.
- 3. The Code of JaoFebruary 22, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishEugene Cussons risks his life when he goes into Chimp Eden's kindergarten, where all the baby chimps are placed in the custody of 43-year-old Jao. Jao acts like a grandfather to the babies but is potentially a threat to Eugene.
- 4. Trouble with XenaFebruary 29, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishXena, a 4-year-old female, is threatening to mess up Eugene Cussons' unique relationship with Jao and compromise his access to the baby enclosure. Every time Eugene enters the enclosure, Xena attacks him.
- 5. Angola Girls, Free at LastMarch 7, 200821minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishRescued from a decade spent in tiny cages, three chimps are about to taste freedom for the first time. Eugene Cussons soon enjoys the fruits of his efforts, as they will have open spaces, lots of sunshine and trees to climb.
- 6. Zac and Jinga: Mystery ChimpsMarch 14, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIf Zac and Jinga turn out to be a different type of chimp species, Eugene Cussons won't be able to keep them at Chimp Eden. They'll have to go to a different sanctuary, which would be heartbreaking after all he did to rescue them.
- 7. A Rough Start for JingaMarch 21, 200821minTV-PGSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishJinga as joins a group of three big males and three females and, after some abuse by the males, manages to escape twice. Eugene must ask himself if he should try again or accept that Jinga may never be integrated into the group.
- 8. 8 Babies for EugeneApril 11, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishEugene is on a mission to Sudan to rescue seven orphaned baby chimps, one of whom is very ill. The stakes are even higher on this mission, though, because another baby is on its way: his wife, Natasha, is seven months pregnant.
- 9. Eugene's ChoiceApril 18, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishAt the safe house in Sudan, Eugene Cussons receives the good news that his plane is arriving the next day. But this means that Eugene must finally decide which of the seven babies he will leave behind.
- 10. The Rise of CoziApril 25, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishEugene Cussons attempts to deal with Cozi, who is lovable and funny one minute but aggressive and hostile the next. Meanwhile, a brush fire has broken out on the reserve, and Eugene and the sanctuary crew fight the flames.
- 11. Baby Booming at Chimp EdenMay 2, 200828minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishIt's an important day at Chimp Eden. The five baby chimps that Eugene Cussons recently rescued from Sudan have completed their time in quarantine and are ready to join the other chimps in the infant enclosure.
- 12. The New OrderMay 9, 200821minTV-GSubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishWith so many new arrivals in the baby enclosure, Eugene Cussons' place in the hierarchy is in question. He must figure out a way to be accepted into this new family group, but it's a risky undertaking.
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