Master Minds

Monkey Planet Episode 3 of 3

There's one thing that sets us primates apart from most other families on the planet, and that's a flexible mind. Our primate cousins are much smarter than you might imagine. Just like us they use tools, solve problems and even have emotions. Monkey Planet discovers how these animals are individuals with a sense of self and why brainpower is essential to primate survival.

In Thailand, long-tailed macaques floss their teeth with human hair and use tools to open oysters on the beach. In Uganda, chimps pass on cultures and customs through generations. George McGavin goes to orangutan school in Sumatra and meets a bonobo in the States who can order his own picnic on a smart phone and toast marshmallows in a fire he makes himself.

Release date:

9 days left to watch

1 hour

Audio described

Last on

Wed 12 Aug 2015 15:45

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterGeorge McGavin
Executive ProducerChris Cole
Series ProducerJo Shinner
ProducerRosie Thomas
Production ManagerPauline Gates

Monkey Planet's world map

Monkey Planet's world map

Take a global tour with the primates featured in the series.

Meet the cast

Meet the cast

Discover some fascinating facts about the primates featured in Monkey Planet.

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