August 21, 2012

Curious Incident of the Mourning Giraffe

Matt Walker, BBC News


AP Photo

A curious incident of a deceased giraffe has reopened the question of whether animals mourn their dead.

Zoologists have witnessed a giraffe mother investigating and refusing to leave the body of her dead calf, the third such incident on record.

Other social animals such as elephants and chimpanzees are known to investigate their dead, especially the bodies of their close relatives.

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TAGGED: Animals, Mourning, Death, Giraffes

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