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Dynasties: David Attenborough reminds us why the jungle is massive

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In a departure from Planet Earth, the naturalist’s new show peers into the Game of Thrones of the ape world, with typically harsh truths about life and death Under a parched tree on the edge of the Sahara sits a chimpanzee with cauliflower ears and a thousand-yard stare. The alpha male of his 32-strong group, David is the battle-scarred king of the swingers, although maintaining his status means that every moment is spent sniffing out dissent. If the younger males aren’t beating seven bells out of each other, they are banding together and plotting to dislodge their leader, coming at him with sticks or lobbing clods of earth at his head. Viewers mourning the absence of old-fashioned bloodletting and gore in the autumn schedules should look no further than the new
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