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Good NATURE: Primates


After each NATURE premiere, we gather online videos we love into a playlist. From our newest film to incredible footage from around the web, here were our favorites. And don’t forget, you can always subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing!

In Case You Missed It:

Watch The Three-Part Miniseries, “Primates” HERE

Monkey see, monkey do. From baboons facing down leopards, to lemurs exploiting a jungle pharmacy or rhesus macaques charming their way to an easy life, discover the survival strategies used by primates, often in the most unexpected places. Watch HERE.

Our Favorite Moments From the Films:

Alpha Gorilla is Dad of the Year

Not everyone shows this gorilla troop leader the respect he deserves.

Macaque Cons Squirrel into a Free Meal

There are few animals sneakier than Lion-tailed macaques.

Lemurs’ Jungle Pharmacy

Lemurs have developed an ingenious means of keeping pests at bay!

More Good Nature:

Take our quiz! Which Primate Are You?

Between gorillas, lemurs, orangutans and Japanese macaques, which primate do you most closely identify with?

Set The Mood with our Primates Spotify Playlist

Photo by Francesco Ungaro on Unsplash

Monkey around with these primate-themed tunes!

TikTok with the “CEO of AnimalTok”


Shoutout to @pbsnature ??#tiktokpartner #learnontiktok #themoreyouknow

♬ original sound – Mndiaye_97


Hey @pbsnature ? #animals #animalsdoingthings #themoreyouknow #primate

♬ original sound – Mndiaye_97

Our friend and self-proclaimed “CEO of AnimalTok” Mamadou (@mndiaye_97 on TikTok) monkeys around with primate content!

Good Nature Playlist:

From Smithsonian, National Geographic, BBC, Science Magazine and more, keep monkeying around with this primate playlist!

For Kids:

Gordon the Gorilla | The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

Credit: PBS KIDS

Nick and Sally meet Cat’s friend Gordon the gorilla, and Gordon’s son junior.  Watch on PBS KIDS here.

For Teachers:

Living Alongside Humans | Primates: Episode 1 “Secrets of Survival”(Grades 4-12)

Humans are primates, and we live alongside other primates in a variety of settings around the globe.  Sometimes these relationships are in conflict while other times they are synchronous. Watch how humans and primates interact with one another when they live in the same place.

Primate Locomotion | Primates: Episode 2 “Family Matters” (Grades 5-12)

Non-human primates are diverse and have many adaptations that help them to survive in different environments. One of these adaptations is movement. All animals are adapted to move in particular ways that help them to get food, reproduce and avoid danger.  Many primates spend their life in trees and are especially adapted to move with ease amongst the branches. Other primates, including humans, have different adaptations for life on the ground.

Engineering Primate Bridges | Primates: Episode 3 “Protecting Primates” (Grades 5-12)

Students will explore designs used to make bridges for primates whose natural habitat has been split by busy highways with this video from Primates: Episode 3 “Protecting Primates.” Support materials include discussion questions and a primate bridge design challenge.



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