[LISTEN] Masterclass on chimpanzees - The family from BBC Dynasties

An exciting new series, Dynasties follows the true stories of five of the world’s iconic, yet endangered animals, chimpanzees being one of them.

It reveals the complexities of power, rivalry, and tenderness in animal relationships.

The series begins on Sunday, 18 November on BBC Earth (DStv 184) at 16:00.

Azania sat down with natural history female expert, Rosie Thomas to talk about the series and the life of chimpanzees.

So much of what they do is intricate and small. The society and how it works is utterly fascinating but we have never been able to show it before. This time we were in a unique position to spend a huge amount of time, hundreds of days - over the course of two years, we were filming.

Rosie Thomas, Natural History Female expert

Chimps are the closest living relative of humans and sit within the family of great apes. One of the most amazing things I was able to witness over the course of filming was seeing just how like us they are and you can't help but see parts of us in them. The way they move, the way they groom each other....

Rosie Thomas, Natural History Female expert

Click on the link below to listen to the full conversation....


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