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← Chimps' emotional response to death caught on film

helena!'s Avatar Jump to comment 17 by helena!

BryanFisher -

Yes I agree. It's quite sad as you can see that the little one is trying to engage the dead one in play. He can't understand but is very playful. Or perhaps he does understand and is just being a cheeky monkey ;)

So interesting to watch the reaction of disgust from the middle one. So sad for the mother who cares for her dead baby for months afterwards. It shows that they do grieve and it is difficult for them to accept death too.

I can't see the onion video but will have a look later.

Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:47:00 UTC | #463393