Tag archives for Monkeys

Language, Love, and Emotions: Inside the Complex Social Structure of Clever Monkeys

Within their intricate jungle societies, monkeys and other primates conceal a fascinating secret: humans are not the only ones with a complex social structure. These primates can learn, strategize, communicate, love—and even cheat, lie, and murder. Join us tonight as we look closer at the world of some very Clever Monkeys. Putting dinner on the…

‘One Life’ To Live: New Documentary Premieres Tonight

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…

Wild’s Cutest Snow Babies

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,…

The Rare and Vulnerable Animals of Wild China

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…