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Champions of the Wild: Costa Rican Monkeys ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524897
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Christian Bruyère, Michael Chechik
Directors:  Christian Bruyère
Producing Agencies:  Omni Film Productions Ltd. (Vancouver)
Subject:  Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Studies, Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1998
Running Time:  23m 28s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Dr. Linda Fedigan's dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of monkey behaviour have been driven since day one by a simple question: How and why do male and females live together in social groups? Since 1983 Fedigan has headed up a field site studying three species of monkey--capuchin, spider and howler--that call Costa Rica's Santa Rosa wildlife sanctuary home. In Costa Rican Monkeys we go along with Linda and her team of sleuths as they track the monkeys through the forest on their daily rounds. And we witness the drama of a battle for supremacy in one group of capuchin monkeys. Watching Fedigan's monkeys in action, it's easy to see how closely they are related to us--and how much we stand to lose if they aren't saved.

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