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Orangu-Tangle
Season 4, Episode 20
Air date April 30, 1994
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Orangu-Tangle is the twentieth episode in the fourth season of Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

Main Characters[]

The main characters featured in this episode are:

Plot Synopsis[]

The Slaughters, a poaching mother/son team, abduct and sell baby Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) in Indonesia, who need their mothers to survive. When the police can't stop the Slaughters, the Planeteers call Captain Planet.

Episode Summary[]

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Planeteer Alerts[]

First Planeteer Alert
Alert

Gaia: Many exotic birds and animals are not born in captivity. They are stolen from their natural habitats.
Linka: Poachers kill many animals to get just one into a store.
Gi: But wild animals are not pets.
Kwame: If people refuse to buy wild birds and animals, poachers will stop hunting them.
Ma-Ti: It is up to all of us to protect our animal friends.
Wheeler: And preserve their homes in the wild.
All: The power is yours!

Second Planeteer Alert

Linka: There are lots of little things each of us can do to solve our Earth's problem.
Wheeler: Avoid one-time-use items.
Gi: Like paper cups.
Linka: And single-serving products.
Ma-Ti: Instead, use a glass and buy in bulk whenever possible.
Captain Planet: Save energy by wearing a sweater in winter instead of cranking up the heat.
Ma-Ti: Urge your parents to carpool or ride public transit.
Kwame: When we use less energy, we reduce pollution at the same time.
Captain Planet: Remember...
All: The power is yours!

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Quotes[]

(Mother Orangutan blows a Raspberry in the Slaughters' faces, trapped in the net)

Captain Planet: Ha, My feeling exactly, ma (lets the mother Orangutan and infant out from their cage)

Mame Slaughter: What are you doing?! Are you mad? T-They're dangerous animals!

Captain Planet: Hm, Probably what they'd say about you.

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