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This Low-Ranking Macaque Female Gets an Unexpected Boost

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This Low-Ranking Macaque Female Gets an Unexpected Boost

Short | 02:39

A low-ranking macaque female and their son are paid a visit by the alpha male, who has taken an unexpected interest. It's a rare event, especially as males usually play no role in their offspring's upbringing.

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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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