Islands of Wonder

Indah the Orangutan and Her Treatment for Arthritis

Clip: Episode 2 | 2m 47s | Video has closed captioning.

Twentinolosa spends almost every day with the orangutans that dwell in the canopies of Borneo’s rainforests. After following orangutan mother Indah for 14 years, he and his fellow researchers have made a remarkable discovery, learning that orangutans self-medicate with a medicinal paste made of leaves that they spread across aching joints.

Aired: 09/23/20

Rating: TV-G

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