Ample Babysitters – Darwin’s Amazing Animals

Darwin’s Amazing Animals: Netherland's Great Reclaimed Land

Darwins Amazing Animals: Ample Babysitters

Japanese Title: モロッコに和風ザル!? オスの子守大作戦

Length: 1 x 25 min
Format: HD
Years of Production: 2018

Michael Sanderson
Camera Assistant/Production Manager:
Ana Luisa Santos

Narrated by
Bill Sullivan
Jeff Manning (Charlie)

Ateles Films

Co-Production & Client:

Premiere Broadcast
2018 December 29 NHK World


 Darwins Amazing Animals: Ample Babysitters

It's a harsh life for the snow monkeys of North Africa: the Barbary macaque. Winters are bone-chilling; grass, roots, and tree bark form their diet; and poaching is widespread. Yet their attitude is anything but bitter. Conflicts are nearly non-existent and they rarely vocalize. Their baby daycare behavior must be seen to be believed. Adults "clatter" their teeth to soothe even the most agitated infant. Young males jump at the chance to babysit to prove their worth as full-fledged group members.