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A Monkey's Tale

Episode 3 of 5

The ruined temples of Sri Lanka are home to Gremlin, a baby toque macaque. With predators nearby and a rivalry with other monkeys brewing, she must quickly learn how to survive.

Gremlin is a nine-week-old baby toque macaque. She was born into a troop of 70 monkeys who live amongst spectacular ruined temples in northern Sri Lanka. Despite the beautiful location, life is going to be a challenge for this little monkey. There are harsh internal politics to negotiate and predators roaming the forest floor. But the biggest threat to her survival comes from a rival troop of monkeys known as the Slumdogs. They are led by a big male called Bad-Eye and the vicious rivalry over territory between the two families threatens to explode at any moment.

One in three macaques do not reach their first birthday, and if spirited little Gremlin is going to be one of the lucky ones she will need to learn the lessons of survival fast.

1 hour

Credits

Role Contributor
Narrator Julia Bradbury
Narrator Julia Bradbury
Executive Producer Tim Scoones
Executive Producer Tim Scoones
Producer Andrew Chastney
Series Producer Lucinda Axelsson
Series Producer Lucinda Axelsson
Series Producer Roger Webb
Series Producer Roger Webb

Broadcasts

  • Sun 23 Sep 2012 17:35
  • Sun 23 Sep 2012 18:00
  • Fri 30 Nov 2012 01:40