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Young Monkeys See a Tortoise for the First Time

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Young Monkeys See a Tortoise for the First Time

Short | 02:28

A troop of toque macaques are grazing on grass when they encounter an unexpected visitor: an Indian star tortoise. Naturally, the adolescents of the group are intrigued.

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Troop life is full of fun and adventure for teenage macaques, but it can't stay that way forever. When males come of age, they're forced out of the group. Follow young Ravi as he leaves his idyllic home and sets off on the journey of a lifetime. Watch as he navigates life in the big city, makes new friends, dodges danger, and tackles the most challenging experience of his life: finding a new troop to call home.

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