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What Do Primatologists Do?

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. Combines video and film footage to introduce the topics of observing primates, looking at a range of ways to study primatesd. Material was shot at Camp Leakey in Kalimantan, Borneo, where primatologist Biuté Galdikas has been conducting research on orangutans for over 25 years, and includes discussion of research done in a colony or enclosure situation, with animals being rehabilitated to the wild, with ex-captive animals, wild apes and monkeys in both swamps and dry forests, interspecies interactions, and morphometric studies in whch the animals must be restrained. Focuses on problems encountered in setting up a research project and some of the requirements for a successful outcome. Also includes a section on conservation concerns and the need to recognise one’s responsibilities when living in the habitat of others.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: US$220.00 (+p&p) PAL version
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; animal communication; apes; 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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