Dante and his mom met with Altrichter and discussed the discovery, which Altrichter thought should be published in a scientific journal, with Dante's name on it. "She said, 'This is something that has never been seen before,'" Dante remembered. "I was surprised that I had captured something that was never seen on video or even heard of before."
Altrichter said that the most impressive part about the research to her was seeing the animals trying to pick up the dead individual as if they were trying to revive it. "I remembered learning about elephants doing that and I couldn't believe the peccaries were doing something so similar," she said. "It is also impressive how evident it is that the animals are in distress and they are not doing just some routine behavior."
While it's becoming more recognized that animals have the capacity for grief, Altrichter pointed out that it's still not widely accepted. "People keep thinking that these may be coincidental behaviors, not necessarily true responses to death," she said. "The more information we gather, especially if it is documented with videos and hard data, the more we humans will get to accept that animals can have feelings and emotions and that they are not as different from us as many would like to believe."