Effingham Orangutan Charity on TV tonight


Story from Dorking Advertiser, posted: February 12, 2015

Orangutan TV show starring Effingham charity founder airs on Animal Planet


A TV show focusing on the founder of a charity dedicated to preserving orangutans and saving their habitat from destruction starts tonight (Thursday) at 8pm.

Sue Sheward, from Effingham, is the star of an eight-part documentary series airing on satellite channel Animal Planet called Meet The Orangutans.

The series will focus on her charity Orangutan Appeal UK and the work it does in Borneo.

She told the Advertiser: “We finished filming in November and it was very hard work, but great fun. Hopefully the charity can benefit greatly from the exposure. I went to Borneo five times to film the series so it really took it out of me. The camera would follow you around all day so there’s definitely footage of me having a little cry.

“But the real stars of the show are the wonderful creatures we are doing what we can to protect. They are really remarkable.”

Ms Sheward was selected to be the focus of a one-off documentary in 2013 but, after filming began, producers decided to make the project an eight-episode series, following her work at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, in the Malaysian Sabah district of North Borneo.


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