Tag archives for Monkeys

An estimated five million species inhabit Planet Earth, united by the collective struggle to live and thrive. Nat Geo Wild presents One Life, a sweeping documentary featuring intimate, never-before-captured sequences of animal behavior, stunning habitats and breathtaking scenery. Narrated by actor Daniel Craig, One Life captures animal interactions nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. Culled from more…

Need your daily dose of adorable? These little cherubs belong to a special group of baby animals born in some of the coldest and harshest environments on Earth. This cast of impossibly cute and incredibly tough Snow Babies will find out what it takes to survive in an icy climate. On their journey to adulthood,…

This landmark three-part special, Wild China, gains unprecedented access into this most enigmatic of countries, to reveal a land of astonishing complexity.  A land of immense cultural diversity and a wide range of traditional lifestyles – often in close partnership with nature. However, China faces immense social and environmental problems– many rare species unique to…

Observing Monkeys

Deep in the tropical jungle wilderness of Gabon, red capped mangabeys swing through the trees and roam across the forest floor. This primate species is only found in a small area of central Africa, and very little is known about them. The red capped mangabey has unique markings, including a dark face, tufts of red…

Monkey Escape

From house burglaries to lorry truck looting, monkey crimes have escalated on the streets of Jaipur. But with new monkey catcher recruits on the loose, these pesky primates must make a quick escape. The city troop of rogue monkeys are smart – they’ve memorized catcher Dhanna Lal’s face and flee at the sound of his truck.…

Monkey Tails

All monkeys might be primates, but they’re divided into two categories – Old World and New World – depending upon several characteristics. And one factor that helps identify these groups is the tail, and whether this limb is for grasping or balancing while aloft. Although not all New World species have a prehensile tail, spider monkeys have a…

Playful Forest Monkeys

Long-tailed macaques are an old world monkey species that spends most of the day eating, napping, traveling and socializing. They can balance from great heights with their long tails and even jump sixteen feet to reach another tree branch.  At nighttime, long-tailed macaques huddle against one another for warmth. And if pursued by a predator –…

Proboscis Monkey Harem

Wild proboscis monkeys live in just one area: the lowland swamps and mangrove forests on the island of Borneo. They are at once hideous and beautiful, having unusually long, pendulous noses and oversized bellies. And this endangered monkey species lives in fascinating social systems called harems. The average size of a harem is nine individuals, but they…

Orangutan Bridges

Wild orangutans living along the Kinabatangan River in Borneo now have a little help with exploring their broken forest: man-made bridges.  “We’re trying to solve the problem of fragmented forest by finding solutions,” says Dr. Marc Ancrenaz, a Sabah, Malaysia-based wildlife biologist and the Director of HUTAN. “We are identifying bottlenecks… There are no natural bridges…

Forest Elephants

Going into their third week, Julie and Guy are approached by the monkeys, who are curious about their new neighbors in the canopy. Climbing experts help Julie set up a platform to observe the mangabeys’ sleeping zone and closely interact with them. Meanwhile, Guy teams up with an elephant expert to learn more about the…

Dying for the Monkey Cause

Rani’s former enemy saves the day and has plans to recapture the ultimate monkey residence for the Galta gang — the Galta Temple. New episodes of Rebel Monkeys airs on Nat Geo Wild Wednesdays starting at 8P et/pt. Video Preview: Rani and Zmir finally attempt a violent recovery of their temple turf, but their success…

Monkeys Hunt for Breakfast

In Jaipur, things go from bad to worse for Rani and her rhesus macaque troop. Her alpha male has been captured by monkey catchers; her baby son Teejay is missing; and she’s lost her beloved temple home to the langur monkeys. To make matters worse, Rani has no idea her old enemy Zamir is back…

Living Like a Monkey

Julie Anderson and wilderness expert Guy Grieve trek into the African jungle to study the elusive red-capped mangabey monkey. They get settled into the treetop shelter where they will live for six weeks to be closer to the monkeys and safe from predators at night. As Guy works to make their new home livable, hunting…

Acrobatic Jungle Monkeys

As the expedition starts to wind down, the team continues to observe the monkey group at their feeding zone. Julie enlists the help of the climbing team to rig ropes for her to climb into the upper branches of a tree almost as tall as a 20-story building, where she can study each distinct call…

Hungry Monkeys

After being exiled from the luxurious Galta temple, it seemed that Zamir was destined to a life of hunger. But by joining up with a troop of rural renegades, Zamir is slowly adapting to his new environment. Not along ago, Zamir was feasting on nuts, sweets and fruit. But now, sitting alongside a highway in…

Monkeys Raid Rickshaw

Bipin and the Galta gang splinter group wake in an abandoned temple on the edge of Jaipur. There’s nothing to eat or drink, and last night they heard terrifying sounding creatures prowling the fields nearby. Troop leader Devdan faces the biggest decision of his life. Should he lead his gang back to Jaipur, or risk…

Escaping the Monkey Catcher

The central fruit market is completely out of reach for the Splinter group of teenage monkeys, as city macaque heavyweight Fang defends his territory more fiercely than ever. Desperate for a meal, the group invades a suburban school playground and raids kids’ packed lunches. And, still in search of a new place to settle, the…

Monkey Trap

Stories of elusive monkeys – such as Tampa’s fugitive primate – exist around the globe. But when wild rhesus macaques become greedy urban troublemakers, how do you set a monkey trap?  A troop of rowdy rhesus macaque monkeys have taken over Jaipur’s Galta temple, living in comfort within its walls. Other nearby rhesus gangs fight…

Monkey Invaders

At a Jaipur temple, a group of langurs invade macaque territory — and it’s all out war. New episodes of Rebel Monkeys premiere Wednesday May 12 starting at 8P et/pt.

Video Preview: A monkey troupe leverages their holy status and hide from Jaipur’s monkey catcher in Chandpole Temple. New episodes of Rebel Monkeys premiere tonight, May 5 starting at 8P et/pt.

Monkeys Party in Puddles

In tonight’s episode of Rebel Monkeys, the monsoon finally comes, ending the crippling drought and triggering a spectacular celebratory festival. Rebel Monkeys: Monsoon Showdown premieres April 14 at 8:30P et/pt. Watch a video preivew where a Jaipur monkey troupe enjoy a good splash in the monsoon rains, but tensions still exist between rival males.

Mischievous Monkeys

This gang of revered primates swing on power cables, ride rodeo on pigs, invade homes, and steal food. Angry locals (and monkey catchers) try their best to stem the daily rampage. Get to know these troublesome monkeys in a video clip from Rebel Monkeys where they raid an apartment. New Episodes of Rebel Monkeys airs…

If you liked Harrison Ford in “The Fugitive,” a few years back, here’s an real-life animal story that you’ll really love. For the past year or so, the Tampa “mystery monkey”—to be more specific, a mystery rhesus macaque–has been eluding animal control authorities and startling local homeowners by paying them surprise visits. This recent St.…