Chimps may be aware of others’ deaths
Captive and wild apes react in intriguing ways to losing comrades
By Bruce Bower, 14:54 PM April 26, 2010
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Pansy the chimpanzee died surrounded by friends and family who cared for her as best they could and reacted to her demise with silent somberness. Pansy’s story, as well as those of two mothers unable to let go of their deceased infants, raises the possibility that chimpanzees know when a companion has died and realize that he or she will never return, two new studies report in the April 27 Current Biology.
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