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Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Science & Technology | 2 comments

Scrub Jays Give Funerals For Their Dead (Guest Voice)

Scrub Jays Give Funerals For Their Dead (via Planetsave)

  When the body of a dead western scrub jay is seen by other jays, they summon others to the area using a specific call, according to new research from the University of California, Davis. The ‘funerals’ that the birds give can last for up to half an hour. There has been previous evidence that…

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  • The_Ohioan

    I suspect the warning of danger is more likely than funerals but there is much we don’t know even about the spiritual life of humans so who can tell.

  • zephyr

    I love the quote comment at the end of the article:

    For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts; for all is vanity. – Ecclesiastes 3:19

    There is a LOT we still don’t understand about the inner lives of the creatures we share our planet with.

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