Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Existential Awareness In Gorillas

We always knew that great apes were smart and thoughtful creatures, but they continue to surprise in terms of just how human-like they really are. Using some innovative techniques like euthanizing a pet cat and other visual cues, researchers from Tulane University Louisiana have recently taught Quigley a western lowland Gorilla that he - just like every other living creature - will die one day. Quigley, after a few initial panic attacks soon came to terms with his own mortality. 

A report from the reliable Onion.

via WEIT

1 comment:

  1. Someone please tell me these idiots weren't this stupid and cruel.please say this is a sick joke.if not I'm going to do a social and media campaign to get these morons funding stopped.