WILDLIFE: Battle of the Alphas Mandrills

Amid the lush rainforest in Gabon, Africa, live rare monkeys with unforgettable faces. The male mandrill boasts magnificent blue cheeks with a bright red stripe down its nose, a trait used to establish hierarchy. With help from researchers, the episode captures the struggle to unseat an older alpha male, where the females play a decisive role.

Director: Taishi Inoue

50 Min.
Director: Taishi Inoue
Cinematography: Tatsuo Mori
Editing: Kazuhiro Horiuchi, Mike Kelly
Music: Yukiyo Nakamura, AUDIO NETWORK
Narrator: Peter Venn
Producer: NHK in Association with NHK ENTERPRISES in Cooperation with Off the Fence
Website URL: https://pf.nhk-ep.co.jp/detail/2178