Are animals empathetic? World famous Koko the Gorilla, said to have mourned the death of comedic legend Robin Williams, reignites the debate over just how much empathy animals can muster, even across species.
Smelling bad doesn't offer humans much in the way of advantages, but not so for the silverback gorilla. The giant creature is pretty savvy about the benefits of its stench, and, like its charm, it can turn the B.O. on an off like a switch.
Silverback gorillas can broadcast their presence with a stinky stench, or turn off their scent to hide from strangers, new research suggests.
An oil company headquartered in London, has pledged to stop plumbing for oil in Virunga National Park, home of endangered mountain gorillas.
Unfortunate keeper hospitalized for three days after drill went awry.
Baby western lowland gorillas make their debut.
The list of empathetic animal species continues to grow, with everything from funeral-attending birds to chirping elephants demonstrating care and concern for others.