Life in the Trees

Series 1 - Episode 12 Life in the Trees



“There is more meaning and mutual understanding in exchanging a glance with a gorilla than any other animal I know,” whispered David Attenborough as he cautiously crouched alongside a group of Rwandan mountain gorillas in 1979. It is, perhaps, the most memorable sequence in all his many wildlife programmes. And it’s the most watched — an estimated 500 million people have seen it worldwide. So it’s always worth seeing it again.

Of course, gorillas are not the only primates he investigates in the penultimate episode: lemurs, howler monkeys, baboons, orangutans and chimps get a look in, too.


The history of primates, featuring David Attenborough's famous encounter with a group of gorillas.