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Primate Patterns II

Synopsis
Part of a series intended to give a comparative view of a number of different primate species living under various conditions in captivity and in the wild. Compares three species of monkey: one prosimian and two types of apes, all living in a zoo setting. These are Japanese macaques, lion-tail macaques, mandrills, black lemurs, orangutans and lowland gorillas. Each segment shows several minutes of footage with descriptions of common behaviour such as eating, grooming, locomotion, play and social interactions. The narration provides a commentary for each species but the comparisons between them are left to the observer and can occur at several levels. These include comparisons of behaviour as it relates to size and sexual dimorphism, or comparisons in terms of phylogenetic level or comparisons of complexity based on group size or species differences.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 31 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: US$170.00 (+p&p) PAL version
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; animal communication; apes; baboons; gorillas; lemurs; monkeys; observation techniques; primates

Credits

Director
Anne Zeller

Distributor

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Email
docued@der.org
Web
http://der.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 617 926 0491
Fax
+1 617 926 9519
Address
101 Morse Street
Watertown
MA 02472
USA
Notes
American company with an extensive catalogue of documentary films from around the world in the areas of ethnology, anthropology, world cultures, religion, women’s studies and human rights. Supplied on PAL/NTSC video and multi-region DVD, or download via the Reframe Collection (qv).

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