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Wild on Tape

When a toddler fell into the gorilla habitat at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, a western lowland gorilla named Binti Jua (Swahili for Daughter of Sunshine) picked him up, shielded him from the other gorillas, cradled him and then gently set him down to be retrieved by zoo officials.
They're wild and ready for prime time: animals captured on tape in rare and often spontaneous situations. We'll travel the globe to get the stories behind the videos and meet experts who offer insights into the unique animal behaviors.