Awareness of death in non-human animals (Part 2)

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In this second part we expand the range of animal species that have been shown to exhibit unique behaviors after the death of a relative or companion. In these new cases we will see how both domestic and wild animals react surprisingly to death. More examples which suggest that the human being is not the … Read moreAwareness of death in non-human animals (Part 2)

Awareness of death in non-human animals (Part I)

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There are many documented cases in which different species of animals have shown different types of behaviors toward dead bodies. Although the cases can be considered anecdotal observations and involve small sample sizes, they induce to think that feeling pain for a loss and being aware of death is not unique to humans. In this … Read moreAwareness of death in non-human animals (Part I)

Koko: The gorilla that could communicate with humans

Gorillas share 98.6% of the genetic material with humans. Like other animal species, they communicate orally, visually, olfactorily and tactilely. As for the first form, several types of vocalizations have been identified. However, the gorilla Koko was and always will be famous for being able to communicate with humans through sign language. Koko (Western Lowland … Read moreKoko: The gorilla that could communicate with humans