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A Rival Male Challenges the Alpha for Macaque Supremacy

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A Rival Male Challenges the Alpha for Macaque Supremacy

Short | 03:36

An outsider male macaque has issued a direct challenge to the leader of a toque macaque clan. If he wins, he'll become the new alpha and could decide to murder his ousted rival's offspring.

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A deadly drought has hit Monkey Island, causing hardship for a troop of toque macaques. For Anna, a low-ranking member of the troop with a newborn baby in tow, the harsh conditions jeopardize her ability to feed herself and provide nourishment for her son. As kidnappers threaten to break the familial bond, can this dedicated mother beat the odds and keep her son healthy through the challenging first weeks of his life?

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