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Gorilla School

Season 1 2010

  • 2010-05-03T23:00:00Z on Animal Planet
  • 30 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English

A glimpse into the lives of gorillas and their relationships with humans in an experiment that has never been attempted before.

13 episodes

1x01 Fulfilling the Dream

  • Series Premiere

    2010-05-03T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Following the story of three young gorillas as they are relocated from Howletts Wild Animal Park in Kent to Gabon to embark on a new life

1x02 New Friends, Old Friends

  • 2010-05-03T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Damien Aspinall finds the gorillas are struggling to settle into their new home in Gabon, and he has an emotional reunion with a gorilla called Kwibi

1x03 Lessons For Everyone

  • 2010-05-10T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Three infant gorillas learn a valuable lesson about staying safe when they encounter the most dangerous animal in the forests of Gabon

1x04 Hopes and Fears

  • 2010-05-10T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The team worries about young Oudiki's illness, and doubts arise about whether he will be able to fulfil his role as the future alpha male of the silverbacks

1x05 Deadly Encounters

  • 2010-05-17T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Heavily-armed poachers head to the camp and wreak havoc when they start shooting

1x06 Turning Point

  • 2010-05-17T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The three young gorillas are sad to see the keepers heading back home to England

1x07 Meet The Family

  • 2010-05-24T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

The camp's guards clash with illegal hunters, and the first meeting of the wild-born gorillas with their cousins from England causes chaos

1x08 Building Families

  • 2010-05-24T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Kwibi the gorilla goes missing and Lekoko, a young wild-born gorilla, is introduced to the primates from England

1x09 Under Pressure

  • 2010-05-31T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

There are fears of an Ebola virus outbreak as Damian Aspinall returns to the school and finds Kwibi unwell

1x10 Desperate Measures

  • 2010-05-31T23:00:00Z — 30 mins

Damian Aspinall goes on a desperate hunt for missing gorilla Kwibi, using a unique language to call to him

1x11 Fire and Water

  • no air date — 30 mins

A search is launched when a fire sweeps towards the gorilla school, and there is a race against time to deliver life-saving medicines for the Kwibi family

1x12 The Waiting Game

  • no air date — 30 mins

Headteacher Liz sends the camp guards to investigate when a gang of heavily armed hunters is spotted loitering around the school, but they make a shocking a discovery

1x13 One Year On

  • no air date — 30 mins

Damian Aspinall considers what the future will hold for the three young gorillas who moved from England to Gabon a year ago

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