Access to three incredible people who raised wild animals in their homes, featuring personal archive footage that takes us to the heart of these amazing animal-human relationship stories.
In the 1990s, Mark and Dawn Dumas raised a vulnerable polar Bear cub in their own home. When Hollywood came knocking she became a movie star. The challenges of life with Agee as she grew into a mighty predator are outweighed by the joy and love she brings them.
African Gray Parrot Alex was taught by animal psychologist Dr Irene Pepperberg to talk and actually make sense. Over 30 years together he learned to name objects, count them and describe their color and shape. His language and math skills won the worlds affection and during their life together he stole Irene’s heart.
In the Borneo rainforest orphaned orangutan Princess is fostered by grad student Gary Shapiro. In a world first he teaches her to communicate using sign language. Their intense relationship endured for forty years, but now Princess has disappeared and Gary returns to Borneo to find her.