BBC Earth

Episode 2 – Family Matters

Preview

Many of life’s great themes – birth and death, competition and rivalry, love and loss, war and peace – all play out in the world of primates. And for some individuals, life can be particularly tough. How do you choose your friends, learn from those around you and know who to trust? This episode explores the complex world of primate social lifestyles, which are organised in complicated hierarchies, to reveal why living together pays dividends in the crowded primate world.