Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Three of my four readers have probably already seen this video of otters holding hands, but I wonder how many stayed with it to the end. What happens just before the end is what caught my attention.
Once I saw that, I wasn't able to write off the episode as coincidence or buy into an explanation that involves disparaging the idea that many animals are capable of expressing emotions beyond those involved in basic survival. These otters obviously share a genuine affection for each other.
By the way, raccoons are known to visibly grieve when a loved one dies. I hope I never see it for myself, but I understand it is particularly touching to see when a family member is accidentally killed by a car.
at 3:20 PM