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An Alpha Female Kidnaps Son of Lower Status Macaque

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An Alpha Female Kidnaps Son of Lower Status Macaque

Short | 02:24

A low-ranking macaque female looks on in horror as a higher-ranked female simply takes her son for herself. If he's not returned to his mother soon, to nurse, he could dehydrate.

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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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