Chimp Empire

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Chimp Empire
Directed byJames Reed
Narrated byMahershala Ali
Original languageEnglish

Chimp Empire is a Netflix television series about chimpanzees, narrated by Mahershala Ali.[1][2] Set in the Ngogo rainforest, it follows the lives of rival groups of chimpanzees.


Chimp Empire follows the lives of the Ngogo chimpanzees, the largest group of chimpanzees ever known. The series explores the complex social dynamics of the chimpanzee community, including the relationships between males and females, parents and children, and rivals. It also examines the challenges the chimpanzees face, such as competition for food and territory and the threat of poaching.[3]


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  2. ^ White, Peter (2023-03-22). "Mahershala Ali To Narrate Wildlife Series 'Chimp Empire' For Netflix". Deadline. Archived from the original on 2023-05-11. Retrieved 2023-05-19.
  3. ^ Bernadini, Gabrielle (2023-04-20). "Netflix's 'Chimp Empire': Director James Reed on the Unique Personalities and Relationships of Chimpanzees (Exclusive)". Green Matters. Archived from the original on 2023-05-27. Retrieved 2023-05-27.