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Living with Baboons

Natural World, 2012-2013 Episode 1 of 10

The wild Hamadryas baboons of Ethiopia have a friend in biologist Mat Pines, they even pick the nits from his hair. He's been studying and living with them for five years in the remote and arid Awash National Park. Now in his final year, we follow the fortunes of his favourite baboon, Critical, as he tries to find a family and fend off his aggressive male rivals. But the local gun-toting Afar tribe have a traditional hatred of the baboons. Before Mat leaves, he hopes to broker a peace between the baboons and the tribe.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sun 23 Jul 2017 15:15
BBC Two except Scotland


Role Contributor
NarratorDavid Attenborough
ProducerRob Sullivan
DirectorRob Sullivan
Series EditorSteve Greenwood
ParticipantMat Pines

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