Do Animals Mourn?

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Do Animals Mourn?

There is no clear answer yet, but there are cases that support this idea. Some twenty years ago it was considered almost impossible. Meanwhile with technology advancing and looking into brain scans in detail reveals that some animals are definitely capable of complex emotions.

We cannot tell for sure if what we call mourning is taking place but at least some animals not want accept that their friend has passed away.
As a piece of visualization, here is a video of rather sorrow emotion. A yellow bird not willing to let go of friend. The owner of the birds is trying to wrap the dead bird into paper tissue. The yellow bird seems to refuse such act and tries to save his friend out of the wrapping.

 

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