An animal caring for a sick, injured, or dead individual of its own kind is referred to as epimeletic behavior, and besides humans and great apes, it’s been documented in elephants, peccaries, and orcas, among other species. 

Read more on Victoria Inmans recent discovery of potential hippo grieving in the Chobe River, Botswana in her publication in the African Journal of Ecology, or read about it here in National Geographic!

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