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Grief-stricken chimpanzees mourning the death of a fellow ape. Photo by MONICA SZCZUPIDER/SOLENT

Chimps' grief caught on camera in Cameroon

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More than a dozen chimps stand in silence watching from behind their wire enclosure as Dorothy, a chimp in her late 40s who died of heart failure, is wheeled past them.

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The chimps are from the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in Cameroon. Locals from the village work as "care-givers" for the orphaned animals whose mothers were all killed for the illegal bushmeat trade.

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