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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Whales, dolphins and apes are the only animals, other than humans, known to commit suicide.

See also:
- Suicide Prevention, Awareness and Support

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  • I wonder... just how does a dolphin kill himself... OD on mercury-filled fishes?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 06, 2009 9:12 AM  

  • what about lemmings? this site is so full of crap. there are no sources to any of the facts. most of these are just made up because... if its on the intarweb, it HAS to be true.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 17, 2009 7:35 PM  

  • Lemmings don't commit suicide on purpose, they just fall off cliffs into rivers during their migration. Under every fact there is a source if you haven't noticed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 19, 2009 11:06 AM  

  • "Tarsiers have never formed successful breeding colonies in captivity, and when caged, tarsiers have been known to injure and even kill themselves because of the stress."

    Tarsiers often leap to their deaths in captivity...on purpose. The author of these facts needs to read more.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 16, 2009 1:55 AM  

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