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Chimps on the hunt

Duration: 06:31

David Attenborough watches a chimpanzee troop in the rainforestas they begin to organise a hunt. Each male chimp plays a specific role - driver, blocker, chaser and ambusher. David follows the chimps as they catch and kill a colobus monkey. They scream with excitement at the kill and share it the spoils. David comments on how this teamwork throws light on human ancestry.

Available since: Tue 22 Sep 2009

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The Trials of Life Hunting and Escaping

4/12 David Attenborough looks at the life-and-death duels which are fought daily in the wild.

First broadcast: 24 Oct 1990

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