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When German ecologist Peter Wohlleben set out to test the long-maintained scientific belief that humans are the only species capable of feeling and expressing emotions, he already had a lifetime of anecdotes to challenge his doubters. In this intriguing study of animal emotions, Wohlleben discusses one emotion per chapter, and draws on his own animal encounters to prove his point. We learn that roosters can deceive their hens.
That mother deer grieve the death of their young. Even that horses can experience shame. From the emotional roller-coaster that a mother bird feels when her chicks empty the nest, to the gratitude a oncehomeless dog expresses to its new owner, these insightful scientific proofs are both convincing and entertaining. Definitely a must-read for any animal lover.