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How to Speak Chimpanzee

Hoping to assemble the world's first chimpanzee dictionary, primatologist Dr. Katja Liebal spends hours observing how different groups of chimpanzees communicate with each other. She believes that there is a language ...

Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek meets a family of mountain gorillas

Join Dr Charlotte Uhlenbroek as she treks into northwest Rwanda to meet a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas for the first time. This was filmed for the BBC nature documentary se...

Baby Orangutan Rickina

Little Rickina is a baby orangutan that was rescued from a suspected poacher, and is now being cared for at the Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Center, operated by International Animal Rescue. As a c...

Zoo (1961) by Bert Haanstra

Zoo (1961), filmed at Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam by Dutch documentary film maker Bert Haanstra. But whom are we really watching here? More excellent Haanstra: Glas. Updated video link.

Lar Gibbon crosses a suspension bridge

Watch how this ape, a Lar Gibbon named Siam, crosses a suspension bridge at Monkeyland, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa. via Daily Picks and Flicks. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary is the world’s first free roaming ...

Baby Gorilla Gladys at the Cincinnati Zoo

Just a few months old, Baby Gladys is an adorable little gorilla that is currently being raised by a team of 10 human surrogates at the Cincinnati Zoo. She and the potential surrogate gorill...

Orangutan Smile: A mother orangutan cuddles her baby

Observing a six month old baby girl orangutan, an eight year old son and their mother as they spend family time together in the Sumatran jungle in Indonesia. From the cameraman for this Earth...

Melody Sheep: Our Story in 1 Minute

Our Story in 1 Minute: A tapestry of footage tracing the cosmic and biological origins of our species, set to original music. 

Gorillas watch a fuzzy caterpillar

Curiosity (or something very much like it) captured in this 40 second video at The Calgary Zoo: Gorillas watch a fuzzy caterpillar walk along their enclosure door. via It’s Okay to Be S...

Orangutans use iPads to order lunch and more

The Milwaukee County Zoo were one of the first zoos to give their orangutans access to the iPad to play with and manipulate. Now, the Jungle Island Zoo in Miami, Florida is using the iPad...

Damian Aspinall’s reunion with wild gorilla, Kwibi

The amazing story of Damian Aspinall reuniting with an adult male gorilla named Kwibi whom he hasn’t see in over 5 years. Damian raised Kwibi in England and then released him into th...

Chance encounter with a family of wild mountain gorillas

A troop of wild mountain gorillas recently turned a typical ecotourism encounter upside down when the animals paid a visit to a tented camp in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National P...