They are called the highest order of animal on the planet. Primates, with their big brains, are smart and adaptable. They use tools, self-medicate, hunt and swim. They are social and political, form hierarchies and friendships, and can be very mischievous. Get to know the many species of primates, from the familiar chimpanzee and gorilla, to the more obscure species such as the owl monkey, the slender loris, the drill and many more.
Filmed over two years on 28 filming expeditions across the globe -from Argentina to Borneo to Madagascar - this series captures primates' survival skills and relationship dynamics with the latest science and technology. Experience from your screen extremely rare or never-before-seen moments, including one of the first images of the bald uakari and the recently discovered Tapanuli orangutan. Meet the scientists and dedicated people working and risking their lives to protect the future of primates.
Producer: Gavin Boyland, Bill Murphy, Nikki Waldron, Nick Easton, Victoria Buckley
Executive Producer: Michael Gunton, Fred Kaufman
Production Company: BBC Studios; THIRTEEN PRODUCTIONS LLC
Copyright Year: 2020
Director: Nikki Waldron, Nick Easton, Victoria Buckley
Narrator: Nyambi Nyambi
Number of Discs: 1