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Primates | Nature

Abi Brown, ©BBC
Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are the most social primate as well as skillful tool-users.

Wednesdays, Nov. 4 - 18 at 8pm on WKAR 23.1 & STREAMING | Get to know the many species of primates, from the popular chimpanzee and gorilla, to the more obscure species like the snub-nosed monkey, the slow loris, the tarsier and much more.

Meet the scientists making ground-breaking discoveries to safeguard their future. In Malaysia, conservationists are building bridges to help dusky langurs cross busy roads. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, rangers face danger while trying to protect mountain gorillas. Conservationists in Borneo help prepare orangutan orphans for life in the wild. Two ecologists team up to locate some of Madagascar’s most elusive lemurs, and one renowned primatologist becomes the first person to see every type of primate that exists.

Secrets of Survival | Episode 1 
Discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected places.

Family Matters | Episode 2
Family is everything for primates. Meet devoted monkey dads, playmate apes and tender troops.

Protection Primates | Episode 3 
Meet the scientists making ground-breaking discoveries to safeguard primates' future.

Watch episodes at video.wkar.org during or after the episode premiere date.

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