Many of nature's most beautiful and fascinating animals live within a complex family structure. Family units can often make the difference between life and death, and are critical to the survival of most species. Families in the Wild presents programs from award-winning filmmakers who capture the amazing intricacies of wild animal family life. The stories of these animal families are filled with adventure, joy and the constant fear of the 'dangers in the wild'. They are stories that remind us of the incredible wonders of the world and our place in it. Macaques (pronounced muh-cacks) are small brown monkeys found only in Sri Lanka, near India. They are playful and very smart animals that they live in an environment of constant danger from cobras, pythons and monitor lizards. Their complex and extended family structure is critical to their survival, and their communal lifestyle is both entertaining and captivating. This film takes you inside a macaque family to understand how these amazing animals depend on each other to survive. It will also remind you of the undeniable similarities between monkeys and humans. The 'Just the Facts' Learning Series brings facts and information straight to your TV in an appealing way that makes learning compelling and fun to watch.
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