Science Night: Animal intelligence

Wednesday, July 6, Science Night takes on the theme of Great Apes and animal intelligence the week of July 6th.

Nature The Gorilla King at 7 p.m.
Retraces the life of Titus, a silverback gorilla, from birth to present reign, spanning a tumultuous period in the history of the species. After watching the show, get an update on Titus’ life after the making of this documentary

Nova Ape Genius at 8 p.m.
The great apes – which include chimps, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos – seem to have rich emotional lives similar to our own. But just how smart are these animals? Nova: Ape Genius at 8 p.m. Wednesday follows a new generation of investigators as they reveal the extraordinary abilities of great apes.

NOVA ScienceNow How Smart Are Animals? at 9 p.m.
How well can we understand what’s going on in the brains of non-human animals? Do our pets – like dogs – have the same feelings we do? How smart are animals really? Nova ScienceNow explores these questions and more at 9 p.m. Wednesday.