An intimate portrait of a family of capuchin monkeys living in the harsh, semi-arid forest of north-eastern Brazil. These monkeys must rely on all their ingenuity and remarkable skills to survive here. If they want to become independent, youngsters must inherit the strategies of their group: hunting, finding water, digging to extract roots, and even using stone tools to crack open palm nuts.
Producer and Director: Luca Antonio Marino
Executive Producers: Fraser Durie, Fiona Pitcher, Philip James
Narrated by Will Mercer
Music by Gianmarco Ricasoli
"Wild Rome" is a journey through the Italian capital, showing the adaptations of animals to the urban environment and how they coexist with humans.
CARING FOR PIP
Pip has not eaten for a long time. This can be natural for a large snake but Pip’s keeper, Tom, noticed also that she is displaying some strange and alarming behaviours. So, the vets of the Ashleigh Centre arrange an exam to identify what is going wrong.
CAPUCHIN MONKEYS @ EXPO
Il 26 Settembre all'Expo di Milano si parlerà di mele e preferenze alimentari dei cebi dai cornetti. La scoperta del gusto della mela può partire addirittura dalle scelte alimentari delle scimmie, Primati come noi, che possono aiutarci a comprendere le basi biologiche delle scelte alimentari, prima che quelle culturali comincino a giocare un ruolo fondamentale. Potremo così capire come si sviluppano le preferenze personali, le abitudini alimentari e perchè certi cibi sono "tentacolari".
THE BEARDED CAPUCHIN MONKEYS OF FAZENDA BOA VISTA
This scientific documentary focuses on the behaviour of wild tool using bearded capuchin monkeys living in Fazenda Boa Vista (Gilbués, Piauí State, Brazil). The research on this field site, located in the ecotone between Cerrado and Caatinga, has been carried out by an international team of senior researchers from Brazil, United States and Italy that launched the EthoCebus Project in 2005 (see http://www.ethocebus.net). This project investigates the ecology, foraging, social and cognitive behaviour of capuchin monkeys.
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CAPUCHIN MONKEYS ENJOYING LUNCH IN THE NEW EXHIBIT
Capuchins explore their new outdoor exhibit at the Primatology Centre (ISTC-CNR) in Rome and enjoy eating there.
Music: Tchaikovski - The Nutcracker, Chinese Dance and Russian Dance