Orangutans are our close relatives. It's easy to fall under the charming spell cast by the auburn hair and quizzical expression of a playful youngster -- especially when the child in question is a baby orangutan.
Deep in the thorn forests of Madagascar live troops of ring-tailed lemurs, the most beautiful and most social of Madagascar's extraordinary primates. Our story follows five baby lemurs as they try to make their way in the world. In an intimate portrait never before filmed, we learn of their high times, their sufferings, and the special bonds that hold their unique society together.
With their vivid blue and red facial and rump accents, mandrills are the most colorful mammals ever found in nature, but they are so shy, and they move so quickly across vast ranges of dense rainforest, that researchers have always had a very hard time following them.
There are not many people in the world who know more about snakes and snake venom than Bill Haast does. After all, Haast, director of the Miami Serpentarium, has been bitten by venomous snakes more than 160 times -- and lived to tell the tale.