One group of animals fascinates and enthrals us more than any other. The BBC's acclaimed Natural History Unit shines the spotlight on primates, our closest relatives. Narrated by Chris Packham.
The BBC’s natural history team focuses on a group of animals that fascinate and captivate us more than any other. Our own family.
Primates are social animals. They can be fearsome, but they are also emotional, thoughtful and caring.
They are tool users, problem solvers and political animals.
They're emotional, thoughtful and caring.
Here, a vast cast of creatures of all shapes and sizes, from gigantic gorillas to lithe lemurs, are captured in stunning landscapes ranging from the Himalayas to the Amazon jungle. This is a moving and frequently astonishing exploration of the huge passion humanity has for its closest relations
Monkeys, apes and lemurs are all primates. With over 400 species found in every conceivable habitat, this is one of the most important and intriguing animal families on the planet.
From deserts to jungles, grasslands to bustling cities, this fascinating BBC series reveals the huge variety of stunning landscapes where primates can be found living.
Release Date 18th May 2020