Empathy in Chimpanzees

Empathy in Chimpanzees

Contributed by Jennifer Best

A new study sheds lights on the individual personalities and capabilities of non-human animals. Not only do chimpanzees regularly console their distressed companions, but some individuals may be more empathetic than others. The study found that those who were more likely to console distressed companions early in life carried that trait with them in the later stages of life as well.

Read the full study here.