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Farewell, old friend.
More than a dozen grief-stricken chimpanzees joined in an extraordinary expression of mourning as an elder in their family was laid to rest at a West African animal sanctuary.
Dorothy was in her late 40s, which is well into retirement age for a chimp, when she succumbed to heart failure.
As caregivers at the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center bore her by wheelbarrow for burial, the typically boisterous apes rushed to the edge of their wired enclosure and fell silent.
They stood -- wrapping arms around one another, resting on each other's shoulder and no