My Wild Affair: The Ape Who Went to College

My Wild Affair: The Ape Who Went to College

Wednesday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m.

Delve into the story of an orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus.

Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”

Each episode of "My Wild Affair" provides unique access to home movies, film and television archives spanning the 1950s to 1980s, humans share their individual experiences with animals in what is a profoundly moving journey. These rare relationships cross the divide between species and give viewers a glimpse into the inner life of the creatures who share our world. Each animal anecdote provides an insightful lesson about the incredible nature of the species.

Photo: Chantek at 9 months