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National Geographic
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  • MONKEY THIEVES

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Even Jaipur's monkeys are affected by the global credit crunch. As money becomes tight for the human residents of Jaipur, free handouts to the temple monkeys become ever more scarce. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that the Galta Gang has been so successful that their numbers have burgeoned to over one hundred individuals. When this happens, macaque troops undergo a process called fission: the group splits into two. This is because the territory can no longer support such a massive troop.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Monkey Thieves: Colours & Calamity
    It’s the annual elephant festival in Jaipur, but Queen Rani and her troop face problems: alpha male Kamal has been taken by monkey catchers, and Rani’s little son Teejay is still missing.
  • Monkey Thieves: Zamir’s Legacy
    Zamir’s estranged twins, Gangol and Ragin, cause untold mayhem on the city streets, proving they’ve inherited the worst of their father’s bad-boy monkey genes.
  • Monkey Thieves: Last Man Stading
    The Gangaur Marriage Festival sees Jaipur alive with celebration, and with love also in the air, Bipin and Tito try their luck with the palace garden female monkeys.
  • Monkey Thieves: Zamir’s Legacy
    Zamir’s estranged twins, Gangol and Ragin, cause untold mayhem on the city streets, proving they’ve inherited the worst of their father’s bad-boy monkey genes.
  • Monkey Thieves: Like Father, Like Sons
    Bipin and the terrorizing twins’ troop go head-to-head with the Galta Gang, but a dark force neither group had counted on, takes sides to even up the score.
  • Monkey Thieves: Three’s A Crowd
    Childhood buddies Bipin, Yash and Tito continue to make inroads at Jaipur’s central fruit market, but a betrayal soon costs them their friendship.
  • Monkey Thieves: Unlikely Hero
    The splinter troop enjoys the good life at their market home until some rivals shows up.
  • Monkey Thieves: Great Escape
    At the grain market, Zamir sees thru the trap set by the monkey catcher and stays clear of his cages, but not for Vasu and his henchmen.
  • Monkey Thieves: Zamir's Leagacy
    Zamir’s estranged twins, Gangol and Ragin, cause untold mayhem on the city streets, proving they’ve inherited the worst of their father’s bad-boy monkey genes.
  • Monkey Thieves: Apartment Job
    The delayed monsoon rain and food shortage caused the monkeys trying to invade into people's home;some manage to evacuate in time while some don't.
  • Monkey Thieves: Life Father Like Sons
  • Monkey Thieves: Coming Of Age
    Bipin, Yash and Tito finally reach the age when they can start families of their own, but overstep the mark and are ejected from the monkey troop.
  • Monkey Thieves: Zamir's Legacy
    Zamir’s estranged twins, Gangol and Ragin, cause untold mayhem on the city streets, proving they’ve inherited the worst of their father’s bad-boy monkey genes.
  • Monkey Thieves: Mauled By Lions
  • Monkey Thieves: Royal Retreat
    Monkey Queen Rani disappears, and tension bubbling over the past few weeks hits boiling point, as the up-and-coming Galta Gang males challenge Zamir’s authority.
  • Monkey Thieves: Paradise Lost
    Bipin, Yash and Tito avoid the city the monkey catcher by heading into the countryside, but the rural life lacks excitement and also hides some unexpected dangers.
  • Monkey Thieves: Sweet Revenge
    The monkey-catcher goes undercover in order to capture the unruly twins, while Bipin, Yash and Tito think they’ve finally found the new home they’ve been searching for.
  • Monkey Thieves: Three's A Crowd
    Childhood buddies Bipin, Yash and Tito continue to make inroads at Jaipur’s central fruit market, but a betrayal soon costs them their friendship.
  • Monkey Thieves: Allied Forces
    Bipin and Tito join forces with a bachelor gang, while the leaderless Galta Gang allows the langurs to move in and take over the entire temple.
  • Monkey Thieves: Last Man Standing
    The Gangaur Marriage Festival sees Jaipur alive with celebration, and with love also in the air, Bipin and Tito try their luck with the palace garden female monkeys.
  • Monkey Thieves: Taxi Raid
    Things go from bad to worse for Galta Gang leader Tarak. Kavi's in hospital, & several gang members have been caught by the monkey catcher.
  • Monkey Thieves: Skid Row
    The monsoon rains still haven't broken yet, and the temple is very quiet. The hungry monkeys are getting desperate.
  • Monkey Thieves: Low Life
    Abandoned by his only friend, Bipin is forced to walk Jaipur city streets alone, but a chance run-in with twins’ troop sets to change his life forever.
  • Monkey Thieves: Monsoon Showdown
    When the monsoons finally break, there is a lot of fighting over food at the temple.
  • Monkey Thieves: Hard Times
    Galta Temple can no longer support such a massive troop, so the Galta Gang splits in two. The mother group stays at the temple and the splinter group, led by Bippin, Yash and Tito, must find new digs.
  • Monkey Thieves: Cops and Robbers
    A truck arrives in the city carrying a stowaway and Galta gang's renegade Zamir is back in Jaipur.
  • Monkey Thieves: The Great Escape
    At the grain market, Zamir sees thru the trap set by the monkey catcher and stays clear of his cages, but not for Vasu and his henchmen.
  • Monkey Thieves: Trading Places
    Vasu has been trapped by the monkey catcher and transported far out of town, leaving Zamir to assume command of his own troop.
  • Monkey Thieves: Rising Forces
    In the lead up to Jaipur's annual Holi festival celebrating Spring, the Galta gang find their Temple home under threat from a troop of langurs.
  • Monkey Thieves: Heroes & Villains
    Zamir is finally caught by the monkey catcher and relocated far from Jaipur.
  • Monkey Thieves: Divided We Stand
    As the global economy plummets, food offerings are scarce at the Galta Gang’s temple. What is offered, is quickly seized by Rani, Kamal and her family, creating friction and division in the troop.
  • Monkey Thieves: The Apartment Job
    In Jaipur, India, the Galta Gang, a troop of rhesus macaques, face food shortages. Venturing into the city, they must steal to survive and avoid the many dangers, including the dreaded monkey catcher.
  • Monkey Thieves: Fang's Market
    The Galta Gang pays the price for invading the territory of the toughest macaque in town.
  • Monkey Thieves: The Monkey Catcher
    The monkey catcher is called in to help when the monkeys start attacking people for food.
  • Monkey Thieves: One Bad Apple
    The government holds the monkeys responsible for the deaths of some citizens.
  • Monkey Thieves: Return Of The Rebel
    Zamir nurses his grudge against the Galta Gang and sets about acquiring a new troop.
  • Monkey Thieves: Sumatra’s Last Tiger
    In the remote forests of Sumatra, Indonesia lives one of the world's rarest tiger species - the majestic Sumatran Tiger. Almost 50% of Sumatra's forests have disappeared in the last 25 years and less the 400 tigers are now left in the wild. Demand for land has increased - for agriculture, logging and oil palm plantations leaving the tigers with less and less territory. And where tigers and humans meet, the conflict often ends in tragedy. In 2009 8 Indonesians were killed in a spate of brutal attacks. The search is on to find the attacking tiger and move him to a less populated area before poachers find him.
  • Monkey Thieves: Monsoon Shadow
  • Monkey Thieves: Monkey Catcher
    The delayed monsoon and food shortage were causing the monkeys to attack people. The monkey catcher was called in to help.
  • Monkey Thieves: A New Dawn
  • Monkey Thieves: Searching For Sanctuary
    Rani and the Galta Gang hierarchy continue to capitalise on temple handout. But it's back to school for Bipin and the splinter group exiles as they head for the safety of the suburbs.
  • Monkey Thieves: Urban Exile
    Evicted from the Langur suburbs, the splinter group is roaming Jaipur's streets in search of a new territory. They may have to fight to displace a weaker group.
  • Monkey Thieves: Street Life
    Galta Gang exiles Bipin, Yash and Tito are finding street life a breeze but Rani's troop have a close encounter with the monkey catcher that sends them hot-footing it back home.
  • Monkey Thieves: Home Hunters
    Queen Rani and the Galta Gang elite wake to the harsh reality of life on the city streets after being kicked out of Galta temple by a troop of Langur monkeys
  • Monkey Thieves: Bad Boys
    Things suddenly look up for Bipin as his heroic actions following a bungled house raid don’t go unnoticed by the twins’ terrorizing troop.
  • Monkey Thieves: Gate Crashers
    The twins’ troop gate crash a children’s birthday party, causing the city monkey catcher to launch a bold campaign to banish the tear-a-ways for good.
  • Monkey Thieves: Beggar's Banquet
    Depressed and starving, Bippin's group discovers a grain market. An elaborate raid is planned resulting in full bellies and only a minor scuffle. Morale is boosted.
  • Monkey Thieves: Arrested Development
    Peace finally reigns at Galta temple as a new alpha male is crowned, but the tranquility may not last long as Bipin and the twins’ troop edge closer to the temple walls.
  • Monkey Thieves: Like Father Like Sons
    Bipin and the terrorizing twins’ troop go head-to-head with the Galta Gang, but a dark force neither group had counted on, takes sides to even up the score.
  • Monkey Thieves: Missing In Action
    The splinter group arrives at one of Jaipur's 5 star hotels. They play amongst the soft pool towels & the youngsters frolic in the trees. But the residents finally complain about them.
  • Monkey Thieves: Drug Raid
    The hotel calls a group of monkey catchers who manage to capture several members of the splinter group. The captured monkeys are moved to a reserve called Asola sanctuary 70 miles from the city.
  • Monkey Thieves: Colour And Calamity
    It’s the annual elephant festival in Jaipur, but Queen Rani and her troop face problems: alpha male Kamal has been taken by monkey catchers, and Rani’s little son Teejay is still missing.
  • Monkey Thieves: An Unlikely Hero
    Queen Rani hits the end of the line when she finally comes face to face with arch enemy Zamir. Meanwhile the splinter troop enjoys the good life at their market home until a group of rivals shows up.
  • Monkey Thieves: Deliverance
    Bipin and the splinter troop continue to live the high life in their market paradise, while Queen Rani learns her old enemy Zamir could help her take back her former Galta Temple home.
  • Monkey Thieves: Episode 6 Part 1
  • Monkey Thieves: Episode 6 Part 2
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