Monday, April 26, 2010

primates mourn lost mates

Chimps May Mourn Lost Ones, Study Suggests

Deciphering what death means to chimpanzees has always been difficult, as they usually die without a human witness. Two new papers in Current Biology offer a glimpse into the minds of chimps as they confront death. In one case, when an older matriarch died, the researcher says the chimps were subdued for several weeks after she passed.
[National Public Radio on 26 April 2010]

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