Search for the Great Apes
- 1975 ----- color ----- 55 min ----- 16mm
Documents Birute Galdikas-Brindamour's research project on the behavior of wild orangutans in Borneo: her attempts to return confiscated juvenile orangutans to the rain forest, habituation of a wild adult male orangutan, after weeks of following him through the forest, provides her first data on orangutan behavior. In the Virunga mountains of Rwanda, Africa, Dian Fossey established a long-term research project observing mountain gorilla behavior. Shows the techniques she used to habituate the gorillas. Her success is shown by the close-up glimpses of gorilla social interactions and development.
- Topics: (Anthropology: Biological, Primates)