Watch these punky primates Monday Aug 4th at 8pm
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Fri August 1, 2014

The Funkiest Monkeys on WLRN-TV

Nature - The Funkiest Monkeys (8:00 pm)

In the rainforests of Indonesia, there are unusual looking monkeys that sport punk hairstyles and copper-colored eyes.  They are called the crested black macaque.  Wildlife cameraman and biologist Colin Stafford-Johnson travels to the island of Sulawesi to find out why the population of these funky monkeys have dropped nearly 90 percent and what he can do to help.

My Wild Affair - The Ape Who Went To College (9:00 pm)

Chantek at Zoo Atlanta
Chantek at Zoo Atlanta

This is the incredible story of Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s. Taught to speak in sign language, he is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”

Shelter Me - Second Chances (10:00 pm)

Actress, Edie Falco and her beloved Sammie who was rescued from a puppy mill and now living in the "lap" of luxury.
Actress, Edie Falco and her beloved Sammie who was rescued from a puppy mill and now living in the "lap" of luxury.

SHELTER ME is an inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with uplifting stories. Episode 3, “Shelter Me: Second Chances, hosted by Edie Falco and Sammie, a puppy mill survivor who landed a starring role in her heart and home, shows how these pets improve people's lives when given the opportunity. 

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