Your truly heartbreaking image of the day: a troop of chimps looks on in grief as one of their elders, Dorothy, is taken to be buried. Dorothy was rescued from an amusement park and relocated to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon.
“Her presence, and loss, was palpable, and resonated throughout the group. The management at Sanaga-Yong opted to let Dorothy’s chimpanzee family witness her burial, so that perhaps they would understand, in their own capacity, that Dorothy would not return. Some chimps displayed aggression while others barked in frustration. But perhaps the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence. If one knows chimpanzees, then one knows that [they] are not [usually] silent creatures.”
From National Geographic.