Snow Monkeys

Snow Monkeys

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In the frigid valleys of Japan's Shiga Highlands, a troop of snow monkeys make their way and raise their families in a complex society of rank and privilege where each knows their place. With their confident leader to guide them and their families to shelter and care for them, this troop of snow monkeys is ready to face the world.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : Distributed by PBS Distribution
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781627890243
Branch Call Number: 599.8644 SNO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Nature. Snow monkeys


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Nov 26, 2016

If you are missing the snow, there is plenty of it in this Nature episode. It has a lot of adorable footage of snow monkeys as it follows a specific troop living in the Japanese Alps for about a year and a half. It shows the cycle of seasons and the cycle of life. There are a few scenes which are difficult to watch, but it is life. Liam Neeson narrates this episode.

Jan 29, 2015

I would like to know more about the nature of snow monkeys, but the aspects of compassion, altruism, social hierarchy, and friendship were very good. Beware, there is a tragic component in this documentary which some may find disturbing.

Sep 01, 2014

An excellent contribution to the "Nature" series. The filmmakers are scientists, dedicated to getting it right, and they did.

Aug 12, 2014

Another fine documentary from PBS. This explores the social dynamics of this particular type of monkeys in Japan as they go through a year in their lives.

Jul 22, 2014

Love these nature watch movies. My 5 year old even got into parts of it

d2013 Jun 19, 2014

Interesting documentary narrated by Liam Neeson showing social ranks among them. Some have quite the personality. I must say it would also be quite a photographer's delight!

Jun 10, 2014

I'm getting very disappointed with PBS and BBC documentaries. This film is awful. Apart from the nice images of snow and hot springs, it's an excellent example of taking nature and pasting a human story over top it. If you like this film then you'll like 'The Bear Family and Me'. But both are horrible documentaries that really, dangerously teach us little about nature and our place in it.


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