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Five Species

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 monkeys and two apes living in their natural habitat. The monkeys include the veret, the blue monkey and the black and white colobus, with the apes are common chimpanzees and eastern lowland gorillas. The sequences allow observation of nuances of behaviour and social interaction. The same types of behaviour are recorded for each species, as far as possible, to permit comparisons between foraging patterns, infant care, locomotion and predator defence mechanisms. Particular areas of interest are the inclusion of the rarely filmed blue monkey, black and white colobus and eastern lowland gorilla, as well as the division of a monkey carcass by chimpanzees and the interactions between humans and blue monkeys in a park in Nairobi.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 53 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; chimpanzees; gorillas; 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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