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Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (#1308)

This program looks at the generations of chimpanzees studied by Jane Goodall for over thirty years. It examines the ongoing rivalries, friendships and complex family relationships in the chimpanzees' intensely social and volatile society. Jane Goodall introduces viewers to Fifi, mother of Freud and Froto, chief rivals for the leadership position within this group of chimps. In one of the most revealing portraits of animal behavior ever filmed, this program chronicles the love of a mother, the rivalry of two sons and the future of the next generation. Recently Fifi and her daughter, Fanni, gave birth within a few months of each other. This is Fifi's sixth child, Fanni's first. This family photo album includes flashbacks to Fanni's childhood and compares the skills of a veteran mother to those of a first-time mom. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
282 episodes
Average Episode Length
57 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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Series Description: NATURE, television's longest-running weekly natural history series, has won more than 200 honors from the television industry, parent groups, the international wildlife film community and environmental organizations, including the only award ever given to a television program by the Sierra Club.

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