Wild Elephants 'Mourn' Their Dead
This video shows groups of elephant families using their trunks to touch and explore the carcass of a fallen comrade while standing peacefully in place. This rarely seen event is giving researchers insight into the elephants' social relationships. Though the researchers are hesitant to call this behavior 'mourning,' they do believe elephants display a specific reaction in response to the death of one of their own. Credit: 'Sellamoment' via 'Tim Brown'