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Title Nature. The gorilla king [videorecording] / a co-production of Tigress Productions Limited and Thirteen/WNET New York in association with British Broadcasting Corporation ; producer, Linda Bell ; director, David Allen.

Imprint [New York] : Educational Broadcasting Corp. and Tigress Productions ; Chicago : Distributed by Questar, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD, Non-Fiction    599.884 NAT    In Transit
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Documentary.
Credits Photography, Simon de Glanville, David Allen ; editor, Charles Davies.
Performer Narrated by F. Murray Abraham.
Summary Using archival footage and interviews, this DVD presents the story of Titus, the silverback leader of one of the original mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) groups followed by Dian Fossey. Shows gorilla group behavior, nursing, play, fighting, play fighting, foraging, vocalizations and adolescent male behavior. Discusses and shows group formation and succession, the role of sexual behavior in dominance, and poaching. Because Titus's life has been followed since his birth, researchers were able to track his rise to dominance from his position as an orphan in the original Beetsme group, through membership in a bachelor group, and eventually through the overthrow of Beetsme. Archival footage includes the death of gorillas Digit and Uncle Bert at the hands of poachers, and film of Flossie, Titus's mother, carrying her dead infant for two days.
System Details DVD.
Subject Gorilla -- Virunga.
Animal behavior -- Virunga.
Social hierarchy in animals -- Virunga.
Gorilla gorilla -- Virunga.
Social Dominance -- Virunga.
Behavior, Animal -- Virunga.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Television series.
Added Author Bell, Linda.
Abraham, F. Murray. Narrator.
Allen, David. Director. Photographer.
Tigress Productions.
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Educational Broadcasting Corporation.
Questar, Inc.
Added Title Gorilla king
Note Title on set container: Nature. Extraordinary animals
Added Title Nature (Television program)
ISBN 9781594644962 Set container
1594644969 Set container
Standard No. 033937038815 Set container
Music No. QD3801 Questar

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