Chimps React to Death
The above gif shows a group of chimps surrounding the dead body of a 9 year old chimp that died from pneumonia. They’ve grouped together in a way scientists haven’t seen before. The chimps are seeing gently touching the body, smelling and observing.
Another interesting event that happened would be how a female chimp would smack the dead body and run away. The other chimps would observe the body very closely after that event.
Although many articles on the internet will use this as an example of chimps mourning death, researchers aren’t exactly sure of how they feel inside.
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