Do giraffes mourn their dead in the same way as humans?
by Hannah Greenfield Monday, 10 September 2012
A giraffe spotted by a zoologist has added to the debate over whether animals mourn their dead in the same way as humans.
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Rosie D (Age 15)
wrote on Sunday, 16 September 2012 @ 13:48
Animals do mourn their dead, well certainly some do anyway. It is well documented that elephants perform unnatural behaiviour that seems similar or the same as mourning when another elephant dies, and I think monkeys and dolphins do too, as well as other intelligent animals. This cannot be said for all animals, however. I saw a sparrowhawk kill and tear apart a pigeon once, and all the other pigeons were just hanging around from a safe distance preening like nothing had happened.
wrote on Monday, 24 September 2012 @ 20:26
My cat was pretty roughed up when my other cat died. Seemed very depressed.