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How animals grieve

by King, Barbara J., 1956-

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An anthropologist proves that animals really do experience emotions, describing through a number of specific cases how elephants, housecats and baboons exhibited signs of grieving upon experiencing a loss of a mate, sibling or child. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: on grief and love
  • Keening for Carson the cat
  • A dog's best friend
  • Mourning on the farm
  • Why bunnies get depressed
  • Elephant bones
  • Do monkeys mourn?
  • Chimpanzees, cruel to be kind
  • Bird love
  • Sea of emotion: dolphins, whales, and turtles
  • No boundaries: cross-species grief
  • Animal suicide?
  • Ape grief
  • On bison death in Yellowstone and obituaries of animals
  • Writing grief
  • The prehistory of grief.
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