Season 34, Episode 3 The Last Great Ape

First Aired: February 13, 2007

The bonobo (aka pygmy chimpanzee) is examined. The creature, which rates among man's closest genetic relatives, lives in Congo, and was the subject of study in 1997 when the Congo civil war erupted, causing researchers to flee. Here, researchers return to gauge the damage the war---and the bush-meat trade---has wrought on the apes.

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  • Premiered: March 3, 1974
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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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