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Male Monkey Cares for Dying Partner

Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Study, Nature, Animals, Wildanimals, Monkeys, Care, Partners, Primates )

- 1497 days ago -
A wild male marmoset has been seen and filmed embracing and caring for his dying partner. The female monkey accidently fell from a tree in the forests of Brazil and the male comforted her as she lay dying.

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Stardust Noel (38)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:34 am
Sad, but so sweet.

Abby N. (0)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 12:54 pm

Roger G (154)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:32 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 1:36 pm
Amazing story. Thank you very much for sharing.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 3:09 pm
Animals are often more compassionate than people.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:06 pm
My heart breaks. Animals know pain and joy and have probably more compassion than humans do.

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:26 pm
Wish the group watching for years could have helped her! Hope the young ones are ok as the male left.

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:37 pm
Hopelessly devoted and very sad indeed.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 4:39 pm
Thank you

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 5:14 pm
Sad story, Some animals do have compassion.

Kevin Lewis (1)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 8:56 pm
So sad, Thank You

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:54 am
Emotion and relationship are not exclusive to the human; treasure every life

Ruth C (87)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:40 am
The bad part is that these people did nothing to help that poor animal, they just looked on and let her die in pain, that is not being humane!

Winn Adams (179)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 9:57 am
I'm not surprised at this emotion but would be surprised that people thought this impossible form these animals.

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 3:28 pm
noted & read

Madhu Pillai (22)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 4:21 pm
All living creatures feel.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 5:56 pm
Interesting. Animals feel and have feeling like humans and this should be no surprise to anyone.

Shawna S (45)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 9:29 pm
No different than humans...some humans.

Rhonda B (106)
Friday April 18, 2014, 4:50 am
Sad but sweet.

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 1:41 pm
The compassion that our animal cousins experience, is something that humans have not yet learned to comprehend.
Hopefully, it will happen one of these day.

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 19, 2014, 5:03 pm
Wow, choked me up. So beautiful, yet so very sad.
Paws for the News

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday April 21, 2014, 2:00 pm
Very sad

Sergio Padilla (65)
Tuesday April 29, 2014, 3:08 pm
Wow, thanks

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 18, 2014, 10:55 am
Thanks for sharing. It's a heart-warming story of love and compassion. The female marmoset had the company of her male partner till she died, and he truly comforted her. It's good that the researchers have taken a lot of interest in studying the behaviour of the marmosets.
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