Using her skills, knowledge and expertise throughout the series, Charlotte unravels the complex social and sexual dynamics of four primate groups – mountain gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees and baboons.
The first episode, Chimpanzees, starts in the forest of Budongo in central Uganda, home to around 700 Sonso chimpanzees. Charlotte builds a chimp nest to sleep high in the jungle canopy just like them. They are under threat from rival groups – can their leader, alpha male Nick, beat off the challenge and keep his community safe?
Charlotte then journeys to the plains of Tanzania to infiltrate a group of wild baboons in a bid to uncover their secret and complex social structures, learns the ropes at a school for orphaned orangutans in Borneo, and forages for food with silverback gorillas in Uganda’s Bwindi Forest.