Science is now providing some remarkable insights into animal behavior, with crocodiles, for example, emerging as devoted parents, and elephants – like whales – able to communicate with each other across long distances by ultrasound, which is inaudible to our ears. There seems little doubt that animals experience a range of emotions, just as we do; but can they grieve, too?
David Alderton – award-winning, multi-million specialist animal author – contends that emotions – including grief – can potentially have a survival value for a species.
The authoritative, rational text is superbly supported by interesting, sensitive photographs carefully chosen to be reflective of the subject matter.
● Unique subject matter, drawing on the latest research
● Covers both domestic and wild animals
● A subject that has intrigued pet owners for many years
● Fascinating insights into the natural world • Insights into how grieving may help wild animals to survive
● How this could affect conservation planning
● Sensitive, rational approach to the subject
● The impact on pet owners and their animals
● Written by an award-winning, multi-million selling specialist animal author
● A book with widespread appeal for anyone with an interest in the natural world