Thanatology
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Thanatology

How do animals perceive death?

Animals have feelings too.

For weeks, the news of a mother orca accompanying her calf's corpse through the icy waters of the Salish Sea has caught everyone's attention. The killer whale, called Tahlequah, also known to scientists as J35, kept the creature's corpse as best it could for 17 days until it abandoned it.

This has been one of the greatest demonstrations we…

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