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About the Show

Learn the extraordinary story of Dr Wolfgang Dittus, a young scientist who, in 1968, went to study Toque macaques in Sri Lanka for 18 months. Captivated by the character, charm and audacity of these monkeys, little did he know that he had embarked upon a journey that would last a lifetime. Over half a century, in the world's longest continuous monkey study, he has charted the lives of over 5,000 individual monkeys – mapping their births, deaths, relationships, changes in rank and shifting allegiances.