do animals ever commit suicide?

do animals ever commit suicide?

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aimless

UK

#1 Aug 1, 2006
do animals ever commit suicide?
Abid

Dhaka, Bangladesh

#2 Aug 7, 2006
Yes,they do for various reasons but prominent for death of mate.if u want to know more mail me [email protected]
Eva Estelle

AOL

#3 Sep 15, 2006
Abid wrote:
Yes,they do for various reasons but prominent for death of mate.if u want to know more mail me [email protected]
Self preservation is one of the most powerful biological forces in the universe, it even supersedes the urge to reproduce and protect ones young in some species. No. animals do not commit suicide.
An animal may grieve over the loss of a mate; this could possibly cause the animal undue stress which could possibly lead to death but not always. Most animals that are monogamous or form bonds with one mate for life (macaws and wolves) will usually pursue another mate after they lose one.
Goron

New Brunswick, NJ

#4 Feb 23, 2009
animals do commit suicide. Lemmings are the best esample. look it up.
Sergio Henrique

Portugal

#5 Mar 10, 2009
I'd say yes but not for the reasons that are usually associated with human suicides.

Lemmings urge to migrate will make them go over clifs, bees will kill themselves to protect the hive, ants will go out and burn to death on the deserts sands to find food.

Animals won't simply choose not to live as a human might so the whole concept of suicide might be inapropriate for all other animals.

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Since: Jul 07

The Internet

#6 Oct 25, 2009
Correction:

SALMON are the best example!
j man

Las Vegas, NV

#7 Jan 10, 2012
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Since: Jul 07

The Internet

#8 Mar 3, 2012
Terrorists are animals.... and they believe in suicide
lou

Manchester, UK

#10 Apr 3, 2012
There are stories of Dolphins and other cetaceans committing suicide. They are conscious breathers and can and have stopped in order to die. They also beach themselves on purpose.

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