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We’ve all gone to the zoo and marveled at the fact that chimps, with their expressive faces and distinctive personalities, seem to be just like us. But it takes a special like The Real Apes of the Planet to show just how deep the connection between humans and our primate brethren runs. It’s true that in addition to the fact that we all share large brains, faces with forward facing eyes and opposable thumbs, we also all run the gamut of personality types.
From the tiniest tarsier to the most steadfast silverback gorilla, The Real Apes puts the variety of personality traits in the primate world on display. And in doing so, the special takes the viewer on an globe-spanning journey from the northern most monkeys of Japan to the baboons farthest south in South Africa’s cape.