Snub-nosed monkey shows compassionate care for dying mate

A recent study by Yang, Anderson and Li (2016), reported in New Scientist, reports compassionate care exhibited by a snub-nosed monkey to his dying mate.  These researchers conclude that, “empathy and compassion surrounding death extend beyond humans and their closest evolutionary relatives” (stated in their abstract).  Please see the article in Current Biology, Vol 26 (10)

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