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Society rules

Duration: 01:34

Grooming is the main way for currying favour for East Africa's olive baboons and you are never too young to learn a little political know-how. In the rough and tumble of daily life, everyone needs to know who's on their side and who isn't. But baboons aren't the only primates in this forest and the neighbours play by a slightly different set of rules. With his family as back-up, a young chimp dares to take on an adult male baboon. The baboon is much bigger and stronger, but the chimp knows the power of using a rock as a weapon. All primates are complicated creatures - causing trouble one minute, wanting to play the next. They understand each other.

Available since: Thu 21 Jan 2010

Credits

Key talent
Charlotte UHLENBROEK
Key talent
Bernard WALTON
Director
Miles BARTON
Producer
Miles BARTON
Camera Operator
Martyn COLBECK
Camera Operator
Richard FOSTER
Camera Operator
Nick GORDON
Camera Operator
Richard STEWART
Camera Operator
Gavin THURSTON
Camera Operator
John WATERS

This clip is from

Cousins MONKEYS

The second of a three part series on primates.Charlotte UHLENBROEK introduces us to a range of old & new world monkeys & highlights their similarity to us.

First broadcast: 23 Aug 2000

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