Monday, 3 May 2010

αυτό θα πει δεσμός αίματος

An adult female chimpanzee carries the mummified remains of her infant in Bossou, Guinea. Research published in the journal Current Biology has examined how chimpanzees deal with death. Video footage shows a young chimpanzee playing with the mummified corpse of an infant group-mate, before the dead chimpanzee's mother retrieves it. Lead author Dora Biro said: 'Our observations showed a remarkable response by chimpanzee mothers to the death of their infants: they continued to carry the corpses for weeks, even months, following death.'
Photograph: Dora Biro

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