Scientists have long counseled against interpreting animal behavior in terms of human emotions, warning that such anthropomorphizing limits our ability to understand animals as they really are. Yet what are we to make of a female gorilla in a German zoo who spent days mourning the death of her baby? Or a wild female elephant who cared for a younger one after she was injured by a rambunctious teenage male?
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"Is Your Pet Lonely and Bored?" is from the May 07, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Jessica Pierce and narrated by Fleet Cooper.