Charles Cowling
  With many thanks to Peter Forbes. I’m sorry I couldn’t get them properly centered, Peter!
Charles Cowling
Posted by Vale Seemed fitting to end a day of animals with a tribute to that intelligent and sensitive creature the pig. RIP Big Ted: Big Ted’s dead , he was a great old pig He’d eat most anything, never wore a wig Now he’s gone like snow on the
Charles Cowling
    Posted by Vale THE DEATH AND BURIAL OF POOR COCK ROBIN Who killed Cock Robin? "I," said the sparrow, "With my little bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin," Who saw him die? "I," said the fly, "With my little eye, I saw him die." Who caught his
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Vale When Dorothy the chimp died at the sanctuary in the Cameroons, other members of her troop looked on as she was buried, comforting each other with touches and caresses. Animals don’t just grieve; new studies suggest  that they might mark a passing too. Mark Bekoff of
Charles Cowling
      Posted by Vale The photo shows a swallow grieving for its mate who had been killed in collision with a car. In a series of shots (see them here) we see him first try to feed his mate and then, when he realises that she is dead,