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Emancipation And Death On Animal Planet

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In tune with the recurrent flexibility of the wildlife genre to reinvigorate itself by incorporating formulas from other television genres, Orangutan Island emerges as a reality show featuring animals. This chapter gets closer to the complex modes of communication that the animals do possess, and therefore to the replies they do make to the humans who care for them. Emancipation does not necessarily mean that the animals are without a language, even if popular narratives about them continue to leave animals effectively silenced. There are too many programs on Animal Planet to be able to discover, or even posit, a prototypical moment for all of them. But if one could be imagined, it would be the following: the moment when a wild animal, orphaned once its mother was killed by hunters or poachers, and subsequently raised by humans, must be returned to the wild.

Keywords: animal planet; emancipation; Orangutan Island



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