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Chimpanzees (4/6)

This is also part of this series: Walking with the Great Apes (6)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Video Project
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 23 mins
Country of Origin: United States
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2014
Available in French: No


Walking With the Great Apes
is a comprehensive, engaging 6 part series that explores the current status of and challenges facing the world’s largest remaining primates in the wild.

Walking in the footsteps of Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, young biologist Holly Carroll travels with an experienced film crew to the remote jungles and rainforests of Africa and Indonesia to study these highly intelligent animals in their increasingly threatened natural habitats.

In the series, she meets with Goodall, as well as a variety of other dedicated people now working to study and protect the great apes. Her travels also bring her face-to-face with the poachers, animal smugglers and loggers who put the survival of the world’s apes at risk. The tragedy facing most of the remaining apes is that they live in lands of never-ending turmoil, countries in the grip of corrupt or violent governments, as well as other social and environmental challenges.

Each of the episodes explores in depth a different primate, including their habits, personalities, and challenges. The first episode provides an overview of all five types of primates and the threats they face. Close contact and interactions with these great apes shows how they differ from other primates, and highlights their often-surprising levels of intelligence.

6 Episodes x 23 Minutes Each
Episode 1 - The Journey Begins
Episode 2 - Lowland Gorillas
Episode 3 - Mountain Gorillas
Episode 4 - Chimpanzees
Episode 5 - Orangutans
Episode 6 – Bonobos
Closed captioned with scene selection – 6 episodes on 2 DVDs
Produced for International Broadcast
By Visionquest Entertainment International

"An extraordinary series, taking the viewer on an adventurous journey to visit our zoological next of kin – the great apes of Africa and Southeast Asia. Along the way, we meet some of the best known scientists and conservationists who have dedicated (and in some cases given) their lives to the cause, and witness thrilling encounters with the apes themselves. It is an important series because all the great apes are facing extinction and we are the generation that must decide whether they survive; we can only do that if we understand their plight and the role each of us must play in ensuring their future."
– Ian Redmond, OBE, Tropical biologist; Chairman, The Ape Alliance

"Showcases bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans in highly entertaining nuggets. The series is packed with interesting facts, and will inspire viewers to help conserve our majestic cousins."
– Liz Williamson, PhD, Vice Chair, Great Ape Section International
Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), SSC Primate Specialist Group