Ape Genius

National Geographic – Saturday 21 June, 7.30pm

Take an unprecedented glimpse into the inner world of apes to reveal a startling new image of our next of kin. Follow the stories of four individuals: Koko the world-famous sign language gorilla, Japan’s linguistics-champion chimpanzee Ai, orangutan math champ Azy and Kanzi a bonobo who understands over 3,000 words of English. These champion linguists have already mastered thousands of human words. Can they break through the species barrier and communicate with each other?