Two of my favorite shows on Animal Planet are Lemur Kingdom, and Meerkat Manor. Both lemurs and meerkats have female-dominant societies which are quite successful and interesting. Of course, the tv shows anthropomorphize to a great extent. Nonetheless, I think we can all learn things from watching these shows. (Of course, I was severely traumatized by the demise of Flower last year, but I'm bearing up under it.)
This past year, Scott Adams also did a series in the Dilbert comic strips on lemurs (http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/the_dilbert_blog/2008/02/drunken-lemurs.html.) This inspired us to register the domain name http://www.drunkenlemurs.com/, and also inspired Louise to take pictures at the Dublin Zoo and photoshop them. More on drunken lemurs later!