Nancy (Braschayko) McNamara, a summa cum laude Laker Alumni from 2006 is attending the University of Michigan School of Medicine.
SEARCH FOR THE GREAT APES
Orangutans and gorillas in the wild.; In the jungles of Borneo,
anthropologist Birute Galdikas-Brindamour and her husband Rod are training
orphaned orangutans, raised in captivity, to survive on their own, and
studying an orangutan called Nick in his natural habitat. Neither job is
easy. The young apes are reluctant to leave the couple, and Nick is
reluctant to get close.; In the highlands of Africa's Rwanda, zoologist
Diane Fossey has had better luck befriending the shy but unpredictable
mountain gorilla. One family is seen at play and foraging for food. Used
to Fossey's presence, they allow her to approach and even touch them. But
her biggest scientific breakthrough may be in deciphering the gorillas'
"language," for she has analyzed as many as 17 different gorilla
vocalizations.; Richard Kiley is the narrator.;
Brittany likes getting to see the improvement a person can make, and knowing that what she instructed them to do was beneficial to them.