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Apes on film

October 1, 2011

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In the last couple of years there seems to have been an influx in the number of films released in mainstream cinemas about primates. Maybe it’s because I’m studying these incredible creatures they are on my radar more than anyone else’s. First there was the documentary about Nénette, a 40-year-old female orangutan at a Parisian […]

Nénette – Paris zoo’s oldest Madame

February 14, 2011

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She’s an ageing red-head, who’s had three “husbands” and four kids, but Nénette’s life is far from fulfilled. Unlike most Parisian women her age, she is not a lady of leisure, she is in fact a prisoner in her own home. The 40-year orangutan is the subject of the latest documentary by Nicolas Philibert, famed for […]