Chimps Mourn Dead Infant
Chimpanzees appear to mourn their dead infants just like humans, scientists have discovered. Chimpanzee mothers establish close physical relationships with their young, carrying them for up to two years and nursing them until they are six. But now scientists have filmed how one chimpanzee mother, whose 16-month-old infant died, apparently begins the grieving process. It?s the latest evidence highlighting just how similar chimps and other great apes are to humans.