Escape to Chimp Eden

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Friday 9:30 PM on Animal Planet Premiered Feb 08, 2008 Between Seasons

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  • Season 2
    • Eugene Goes Wild
      Episode 20
      6/4/09
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      With the ultimate goal of returning chimps to the wild, Eugene travels to the Lekedi Reserve in Gabon, a central African Country with extensive wilderness and more animals than people. Lekedi appears to be prime chimp habitat, the place where he might create a "launch into the wild" camp to prepare his chimps for the future. This is Eugene's first encounter with chimps in their natural surroundings and he gains valuable insight that should help him achieve his ultimate dream: to set once captive chimps free, to live as they were meant to live. As he leaves the reserve, he spots a chained-up chimp used as a tourist attraction, and hopes to be able to return and rescue her.moreless
    • The Human Alpha
      The Human Alpha
      Episode 19
      7/21/14
      10
      Chimp Eden director Eugene must act as the alpha male to teach the new chimps how to forage, climb and interact after a lifetime in captivity.
    • The Human Alpha
      Episode 19
      6/4/09
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      Josephine, designated to become the alpha of the new infant group, continues to refuse to leave the sleeping quarters, so Eugene's hands-on work, teaching them how to "be" chimps, becomes even more important. Jessica, an older chimp who was seriously abused, is introduced to the group, and fits in right away.moreless
    • The Millennium Family
      7/18/14
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      Martha, the new head of the infant chimp group, is having trouble interacting with the youngsters, and is rather moody after a shock from the electric fence.
    • 5/8/09
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      The new family leaves quarantine and is released into the now empty infant enclosure. It's the day Eugene has been waiting for since Jao rejected him several months ago.
    • Growing Pains for the Infants
      7/17/14
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      Jao's family is moved to the old adult enclosure, which offers more room to explore - and more chances for trouble. How will Jao and the others react to their new surroundings?
    • 5/28/09
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      Jao's family is moved to the old adult enclosure, which offers more room to explore - and more chances for trouble. How will Jao and the others react to their new surroundings?
    • Moving Day for the Adults
      6/3/14
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      A seemingly minor bust-up between chimps Josephine and Jinga escalates, and Josephine escapes into the wilderness. Can she be found?
    • 5/21/09
      10
      As the adult group settles into their new home, Eugene and Phillip celebrate the success of the move. Then, a seemingly minor dust up between Josephine and Jinga (as they are put in for the night) apparently sparks a major drama.
    • Moving Day for the Adults
      4/18/14
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      The adults are becoming more like wild chimps every day - so, after months of preparation, it's time to move them to a less controlled enclosure.
    • 5/21/09
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      The adult group is becoming more like wild chimps every day, so after months of preparation it's time to move them to a bigger, less controlled enclosure.
    • 7/14/09
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      After Abu's death, Gida struggles for her place in the hierarchy, as two new females are introduced to the group. In the end, she is struck down by an unexpected illness. Is the culprit a mysterious virus, or a broken heart?
    • 5/15/09
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      Tony's cataract has left him sightless in one eye. The only option is an unprecedented surgery to remove the cataract and implant a manufactured synthetic lens. If the operation fails, Tony's prospects for a normal life will be grim.
    • 5/8/09
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      12 year old Nicky is one of Chimp Eden's original residents, a colorful chimp who was expelled from the Johannesburg Zoo after he tangled with the zoo's alpha male. The cause of it all? Nicky just couldn't stay away from the alpha's favorite female.
    • Life in Quarantine
      Episode 11
      5/8/09
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      The facility is filled to overflowing with 10 new chimps. This is Chimp Eden's newest family group and they represent a perfect opportunity for Eugene to continue his hands on rehabilitation.
    • Seven Babies for a New Family
      4/9/14
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      As the Sudan rescue reaches its climax, Eugene finds himself in a race against the clock. He is struggling in the face of food shortages, bureaucratic snafus and an unruly gang of 7 baby chimps.
    • 5/1/09
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      As the Sudan rescue reaches its climax, Eugene finds himself in a race against the clock. He is struggling in the face of food shortages, bureaucratic snafus and an unruly gang of 7 baby chimps.
    • 5/1/09
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      Eugene returns to Sudan for his biggest rescue ever. This time, there are seven young chimps waiting to be picked up at the safe house.
    • 4/24/09
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      Jao faces a challenge for leadership of the family from the #2 male, Zac. Jao is wiser and more experienced - Zac is younger, bigger and stronger. A showdown is inevitable.
    • 4/24/09
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      Josephine escapes from the adult enclosure, but fortunately stays nearby and takes refuge in the volunteers break room. A minute-by-minute chronicle of her latest adventure, as recounted by Eugene, Phillip and cameraman Willem van Heerden.
    • A New Home, Part 2
      5/31/09
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      Eugene's journey to Angola to rescue 2 year old Lily and 5 year old Suzie is entering the crucial stage. But the mission seems jinxed, thanks to one problem after another.
    • 5/31/09
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      Eugene returns to Angola for another difficult mission. He's here to rescue two young females - 2 year old Lily and 5 year old Suzie.
    • The infant enclosure gets ready to welcome new members Tony and Sampa, swelling Jao's family to an even dozen. But the pending introduction worries both Eugene and Phillip.
    • It was an improbable dream that has become an impressive reality. Deep in the heart of South Africa, the JGI Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary is a place of rebirth & renewal for more than two dozen chimps.
    • Some chimps have trouble written all over them. At the age of 13, Josephine is just such a chimp. The abuse from years in captivity has left her aggressive, mistrustful and possibly psychotic. Now, Josephine's integration into the adult enclosure has everyone at the sanctuary on edge. The last female introduced to the group met with violence and brutality. It might be worse for Josephine. Everything hinges on the actions of the alpha male, Abu. But as the introduction reaches a critical stage, Chimp Eden is rocked by a sudden, unexpected tragedy.moreless
    • Tony's Brush With Death
      7/16/14
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      Tony and Sampa, rescued from Angola, are leaving quarantine to start the integration process with the other chimps. Will everything go smoothly?
    • 4/3/09
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      Four-year-old Tony and 7-year-old Sampa, who were rescued from Angola, are ready to leave quarantine and start integrating with the infant group. Both must be darted and anesthetized for the move; Sampa needs a birth control implant and Tony must be examined to assess a cataract and a mouth infection. Darting may seem routine, but it's always risky. When Tony has a bad reaction, Eugene comes face-to-face with possible disaster.moreless
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