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Monkey Cares For Mate - Then Grieves After She Dies - Story Unfolds Here

TODAY'S FEATURED ANIMAL NEWS Story ---

It's a tragedy deserving of Hollywood – and one of the primary case of empathetic consideration and sadness in a wild Monkey. The alpha male of a gathering of snub nosed monkeys and his withering accomplice spent a last, delicate hour together underneath the tree from which she had fallen minutes before, splitting her head on a stone.

Before she succumbed, he delicately touched and prepped her. What's more, after she was dead he stayed close by for 5 minutes, touching her and pulling tenderly at her hand, as though to attempt and resuscitate her (for a full record of what happened, see..... A MONKEY TENDS TO HIS DYING Mate – AS IT UNFOLDED !

Photo by: Bin Yang, James R. Anderson, and Bao-Guo Li/Current Biology 26



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