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ON ASSIGNMENT: Mystery Apes of the Congo

On Assignment: Mystery Apes of the Congo 9:44

Richard Engel takes you deep into the Bili Forest in war-torn Congo, in search of a rare, endangered population of apes, almost impossible to see.

Online Video Exclusives from 'Mystery Apes of the Congo'
Mystery Apes of the Congo: Preparing for the Journey into the Forest 2:04
Mystery Apes of the Congo: Richard Engel's Reporter Notebook 1:54
Richard Engel Meets Orphaned Baby Chimps from the Congo 1:42
Mystery Apes of the Congo: Purifying River Water 0:50
Mystery Apes of the Congo: Dangers in the Forest 1:14
Behind the Scenes Photos from 'Mysery Apes of the Congo'
Richard Engel and the team pose for a photo with an orphaned baby chimp outside the headquarters of the conservation rangers' team that saved it in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dateline NBC

Richard Engel rides on the back of a motorcycle as he and the crew make their way to one of the most remote parts of the Congo. Dateline NBC
A crew member works to get the right shot inside a canoe made out of the hollow of a tree in the tropical Bili forest in the heart of the Congo. Dateline NBC
Richard Engel and other crew members hiked for days to reach the remote area in the Bili forest where they hoped to come across the "the mystery apes of Bili." Dateline NBC