It's been widely reported in chimpanzees, elephant and gorillas, but do giraffe mothers 'mourn' their dead calfs?
It's the hot topic in giraffe research right now. We took this video one morning, about 2 hours after the death of a 2-week old calf. The herd members are all female, and notice their behaviour. Whatever they are doing, they are certainly not acting normally and are paying very close attention to the calf's body.