Orangutan captivated at 'Born to Be Wild' showing

AP News
Posted: Feb 23, 2012 8:40 AM
Orangutan captivated at 'Born to Be Wild' showing

One of the orangutans starring in the IMAX film "Born to Be Wild" has been treated to a special jungle screening in Indonesia _ and was captivated until the trumpet of elephants scared her off.

The documentary follows two women who have devoted their lives to caring for orphaned animals _ Birute Galdikas in Indonesia and Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya.

Initially, Wednesday's screening on Borneo island was going to be held outside, but rain forced everyone into a hut.

Producer Drew Fellman said Thursday that Siswi _ the daughter of one of the first orangutans Galdikas cared for _ sat in the doorway and was engaged for the first 15 minutes.

But Fellman said that once the elephants arrived and started getting boisterous, Siswi got uncomfortable and ran off and climbed into a tree.