03 Sep '11, 2am

Dolphins May Understand Death | Care2 Causes

Dolphins May Understand Death | Care2 Causes

Anyone who has heard a cow bawl for her stillborn calf, a goose honk for his lost mate, or a dog whine for her deceased human companion is likely to call it “grief.” However, attributing emotion to non-human creatures is generally labeled “anthropomorphism” because we cannot prove what we are hearing or seeing really fits the words we have for describing it. Now a study from Italy identifies apparent awareness of death in bottlenose dolphins. The researchers are careful to avoid claiming what they observe is, in fact, what we understand as human grief, but New Scientist reports, “Taken together with a growing number of reports of cetaceans interacting with dead animals and the discovery that they have specialized neurons linked to empathy and intuition , the Greek study suggests dolphins may have a complex – and even sophisticated – reaction to death.” Since 2006, the Teth...

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