Animal News: Chimps "Mourn" Nine-year-old's Death?
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© 2011 National Geographic; video courtesy K. A. Cronin and E. van Leeuwen
Chimps "Mourn" Nine-year-old's Death?
May 13, 2011—Are chimpanzees mourning the deaths of a nine-year-old male and infant? Researchers have released never-before-seen video of a chimp community in Zambia reacting to the deaths.
Though the scientists hesitate to use the word "mourning," at least one imagines the footage will make people "think for a moment what might be possible in the minds of other primates."