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Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves review à eBook or Kindle ePUB è [EPUB] ✵ Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves ✸ Frans de Waal – New York Times best selling author and pJoy disgust and empathyDe Last Hug Animal Emotions and PDF Waal discusses facial expressions the emotions behind human politics the illusion of free will animal sentience and of course Mama’s life and death The message is one of continuity between us and other species such as the radical proposal that emotions are like organs we don’t have a single organ that other animals don’t have and the same is true for our emotions Mama’s Last Hug opens our hearts and minds to the many ways in which humans and other animals are connected transforming how we view the living world around. I recently went to the zoo at the behest of a friend of mine I hadn’t been to a proper zoo since I was a child and was reminded why I hadn’t been in such a long time Animals in small enclosures appearing listless with nothing to stimulate them was for me the opposite of entertaining It was profoundly moving but not perhaps in the sense that my acuaintance might have wished Particularly disturbing to me was seeing the macaues gorillas chimpanzees and other primates When my friend sensed that I was not happy to see them despite my love of bonobos and chimpanzees in particular I explained how sad it was to see these profoundly social animals with intricate friendship and family bonds be isolated by themselves in a small cage In “Mama’s Last Hug” Frans De Waal doesn’t go deeply into how zoos are problematic he does briefly touch on it but he does ask and defend the uestion as to whether primates in particular are capable of emotions If you’ve read De Waal before you are probably familiar with his answer but here he uses his and others research as well as entertaining and fascinating anecdotes to answer that he believes they do He gives wonderful examples of a wide variety of facial expressions that correlate with our own our facial structures are remarkably similar how primates feel and show shame bargain amongst themselves and others he cites macaues at a temple of Bali who often steal particular items such as cell phones from tourists Rather than run away with them the monkeys sit a safe distance away until the tourists hands over a sufficient amount of food at which point the monkey will put down the valuables and walk away with its bounty In his perhaps most touching story De Waal recounts the story of Mama a female chimp who was the alpha female for decades at the colony De Waal supervised in Holland As she became sick and near death one of the staff members who had been with her for years went into her cage to say goodbye a uite dangerous thing to do and one that he freely admitted later he would never do with any other chimp Mama on seeing and clearly remembering their relationship over the years gave him a long hug as if to say goodbye that can been seen on Youtube highly recommended you have some kleenex handy Was she aware of her impending death Maybe Maybe not But even the most hardened cynic would have to admit that there was at a bare minimum recognition on her part and likely warmth that we as humans like to assign solely to ourselves Why do so many scientists still refuse to acknowledge that beings other than humans are capable of complex emotions Is it that it would complicate experimentation on them Make eating them extremely problematic We do not know for sure De Waal writes we cannot ask animals directly what they are feeling This is undoubtedly true And yet through simple observation it is increasingly difficult to deny they are feeling something intensely recognizable and universal to all living beings

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New York Times best selling Hug Animal PDFEPUB #232 author and primatologist Frans de Waal explores the fascinating world of animal and human emotionsFrans de Waal has spent four decades at the forefront of animal research Following up on the best selling Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are which investigated animal intelligence Mama’s Last Hug delivers a fascinating exploration of the rich emotional Mama's Last PDFEPUB or lives of animalsMama’s Last Hug begins with the death of Mama a chimpanzee matriarch who formed a deep bond with biologist Jan van Hooff When Mama. Animal emotions Human emotions Can they in any way share commanalties The author makes a convincing and illuminating arguement that yes they can and they can also tell us much about ourselves He shares the relationship between various chimp behaviors the emotions they have and how they are shown in various situations While most of the book cover this group their are also sections on birds horses and even comparisons of human behavior notably Trump and Spicer that directly correlates to the animal worldMy favorite parts were the Bonobos who he calls the hippies of the chimp world They would rather make love not war Plus a rarity in that it is a female who has the most power Also enjoyed the bits of humor scattered throughout such as when the author notes that chimps are very familiar with each other's derrieres Parts are sad such as Mama's passing but it is also informative and enjoyable Our human makeup emotionally so closely tied to many other animals should make us kinder to those animals who share our environment or so I hope Understanding should bring kindness and empathy which by the way are other emotions we share Good book wonderful delivery and I enjoyed the narrator L J Ganser

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Mama's Last Hug Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about OurselvesWas dying van Hooff took the unusual step of visiting her in her night cage for a last hug Their goodbyes were filmed and went viral Millions of people were deeply moved by the way Mama embraced the Last Hug Animal ePUB #180 professor welcoming him with a big smile while reassuring him by patting his neck in a gesture often considered typically human but that is in fact common to all primates This story and others like it form the core of de Waal’s argument showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love hate fear Last Hug Animal Emotions and PDF shame guilt. Frans DeWaal is a primatologist who has studied animal emotions for decades This fascinating book explores the rich emotional lives of animals Relating observations and laboratory experiments we are told of emotions found not only in primates but rats moles and fish Due to a lack of language in these groups at least a language humans understand science has been skeptical about the existence of emotions They can't tell us when they are sad joyful envious They unlike humans cannot lie about what they are experiencing De Waal also believes that reluctance to accept their emotions may stem from an unwillingness to grant complex emotions to lower life forms After all isn't that what makes us superior Thankfully science is changing and that will trickle down to the general public We should respect all life We should care about their habitats and their handling and uality of life if used for consumption Some progress is being made but we have a long way still to goDeWaal is not just extremely knowledgeable and passionate about his subject but he is an engaging writer I highly recommend this bookWe tend to underestimate the emotions that organize our lives and institutions but they are at the core of everything we do and are The desire to control others is a driving force behind many social processes and imposes structure on primate societies From Trump and Clinton's uest to lead the nation to bonobo mothers who come to blows over their sons the power motive is pervasive and plain to see It has led to some of our highest achievements under inspiring leaders but it also has a disturbing track record of violence including the political assassinations to which our own species is no stranger Emotions can be good bad and ugly which is as true for animals as it is for us