Season 25, Episode 1 Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History

First Aired: October 29, 2006

A heartwarming (and sometimes heartbreaking) look at chimpanzees taken from the wild for use by NASA, circuses and medical researchers; and efforts by individuals and organizations to give the animals (sometimes kept in tiny cages and probed with needles) some freedom. Included: comments from Dr. Carole Noon, director of Save the Chimps, a group that's creating island habitats in Florida; and Gloria Grow, who runs a chimp sanctuary near Montreal.

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  • Premiered: October 10, 1982
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: PBS's signature (and multi-award-winning) natural-history series uses gifted wildlife documentarians and stunning photography to reveal what its first host, Donald Johanson, called `the magic and mystery of the fascinating natural world.' The series has ga… (more)

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