BBC reports:

Chimpanzees deal with death in much the same way as humans, studies suggest.

Scientists in Scotland filmed a group of chimps grooming and caressing an elderly female who died, and remaining subdued for several days afterwards.

Other researchers saw females carrying around the bodies of their dead offspring. Both studies are reported in the journal Current Biology.

The scientists say this suggests other species, particularly apes, are more like humans than we might think.

Chimps do not deal with death like humans. Not even close. Despite being near us genetically, the grief this animal can feel is merely a puddle when compared to the human seas of sadness and the oceanic depth of our gloom: