The Curious Case of the Caring Chimps

Written by SPECTRUM

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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It has always been the believe of most humans, that animals, don't have feelings but that myth, was without a doubt blown away recently when a group of chimpanzees, were filmed caring for a dying female chimp, at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirlingshire.

As the elderly female chimp called Pansy, lay dying others in the group stroked her head and made her comfortable. Her daughter Rosie, even lay down beside her mother and spent the night with her. Zookeeper, Alasdair Gillies, said "It was one of the most moving experiences of my life, it looked like they were comforting her by grooming her intently. They behaved just like a group of human friends would if a friend died".

For four weeks after Pansy's death the other chimps were clearly depressed. They slept badly and demanded attention from their keepers. They also refused to sleep on the platform where Pansy had died.

If any further proof was needed about the feelings of animals you only need to check out Youtube under Christian The Lion.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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