More research on funerals rituals for:
Baboons - get support from friends and show signs of depression.
Chimpanzees - carries dead child until, at times, the body is no longer recognizable.
Elephants - gather to pay respects, touching trunks to body and standing vigil for several days.
Giraffes - almost covering body with legs apart, licking, bending down, and just being with the body with no other giraffes around.
Langur Monkeys - they all gather around the dead, hugging and comforting each other, while sometimes touching body as if to pay respects to it.
Magpies - pecking gently, placing grass on top of the dead and standing around as if holding a vigil.
These creatures show us that death, funeral rituals and grief are all part of honoring and acknowledge that another has died.
Isn't this what we humans also want? A community (intimate or large) to collectively pay respects and walk us along this journey.