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Mozu The Snow Monkey (#716)

This program examines social organization among Japanese macaques, or "snow monkeys." Filmed over a period of nine years in an area less than 100 miles from Tokyo, it follows one female macaque, named Mozu by the researchers. Born with deformed limbs, she was able to thrive and even to reproduce in the wild thanks to the aid of the troop and her own instinctive skills. The program also examines the social development of young monkeys, the social ranking and challenges for breeding rights by the males, and the rearing of the young by the females. [59 minutes] Closed Captioning

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

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
299 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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