Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fongoli chimps featured in BBC documentary

The Fongoli chimpanzees were recently featured in a BBC documentary series called "How to Grow a Planet". Episode 3 is entitled "The Challenger" and is all about grasses. Since the Fongoli chimpanzees live in a savanna habitat where the predominant vegetation is grass, they are featured in this episode that talks about the influence that grasslands had on the evolution of our own species. You can see a film clip from the documentary, which aired in the U.K. in April here:
(Image of Fongoli female chimpanzee 'Nickel' courtesy of the BBC)

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