Mama's Last Hug NPR coverage of Mama's Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions by Frans De Waal. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
NPR logo Mama's Last Hug

Mama's Last Hug

Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves

by Frans de Waal

Hardcover, 326 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |

purchase

Buy Featured Book

Title
Mama's Last Hug
Subtitle
Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves
Author
Frans de Waal

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Book Summary

The influential primatologist draws on renowned primate studies in an exploration of animal emotions that touches on such subjects as expressions, animal sentience, and free will.

NPR stories about Mama's Last Hug

A chimpanzee hugs her newborn at Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2010. Over the course of his long career, primatologist Frans de Waal has become convinced that primates and other animals express emotions similar to human emotions. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
AFP/Getty Images

Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/704763681/704844847" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript