If You've Ever Questioned The Emotional Capacity Of Animals, You Need To Watch This Video

We all know how hard it can be to lose someone you love, but to see loss and subsequent grief reflected in the animal kingdom is particularly tragic.

Needless to say, this video of an emperor penguin mourning the loss of her chick really tugs at our heartstrings. We wish we could give her a hug like her "female companion" does.

This clip is from the upcoming BBC series "Penguins - Spy in the Huddle." For nearly a year, John Downer Productions filmed these extraordinary animals by deploying 50 spycams into colonies of emperor penguins in Antarctica, rockhopper penguins on the Falkland Islands and Humboldt penguins in the Atacama Desert of Peru.

John Downer Productions called this short video "the most emotional clip we've ever filmed" on their Facebook page. (Source)

An emotional scene from our BBC series Penguins Spy in the Hudde (Waddle all the Way)

Narrated by David Tennant - Music by Will Gregory- Series directed by John Downer


Responses to "Two emperor penguins mourn the death of a tiny emperor penguin chick. (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    That was so sad.I believe they feel the pain of losing their young , just as most of us as human would in losing a child.they grieve.

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