Most of the affected people attended the funeral of a religious leader in Greenville, Sinoe County
Crows are frequently observed gathering around dead comrades. When researchers from the University of Washington investigated this behavior they found the crafty birds understand much about death and the threat of death by predators, not only reacting to their fallen brethren but also avoiding areas or things they deem dangerous.
Human fossils discovered in a Brazilian cave and dating to 9,000 years ago reveal the earliest known record of human decapitation rituals.
We have long known that great apes can empathize and orphaned elephants can mourn. Now new research has revealed that dolphins practice what seems like ritualistic behavior on the advent of a death in the pod, supporting grieving members and even holding what seem like wakes for deceased calves.