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-Touch video:
"Our interaction with the mother via our close observation of her behaviour is more cognitive than anything I have experienced with another animal. It is rather startling to look into her eyes and see her looking back with the same self-awareness and awareness of another."
Orangutans are famous for being very intelligent, they just lack verbal skills and a voice box. With the iPad, they can finally show us that they are thinking, feeling creatures. Already, the great apes are able to choose their own lunches with a special application.
Meet Meg Crofoot, a primate researcher on Barro Colorado Island at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. Meg studies intergroup competition in white‐faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus) by tracking them through radio telemetry collars and observing their behaviors.
Found in Southeast Asia, adult Phayre’s Leaf Monkeys are completely grey and their newborn babies are bright orange! This clip is from the BBC’s Life documentary series, written and narrated by David Attenborough.