Nov. 11, 2021

S1-E13 - The Orangutan Craze

S1-E13 - The Orangutan Craze

As one of the four "Asian Tigers," Taiwan's economy roared in the 1980s, but free-flowing money came with downsides such as the exploitation of wild animals, including tigers.


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Below: A photo believed to be from a Taiwanese television show from the 1980s, featuring a family that had a pet orangutan. The TV show, sadly, kicked off a craze for keeping these amazing apes who are very cute babies, but grow fast and soon became too much to handle for many, who "freed" them into the hills of Taiwan. 

(Photo origin unknown) 

Below: An orangutan in its natural habitat-- where they should stay! (Via Wikimedia Commons)