Animal behaviour has always been a keen interest of mine, which I developed further through my Biology BSc at the University of Sussex. My dissertation into the mating behaviours and personalities of rainbow kribs further expanded my intrigue for explaining variation within social relationships. This fascination led to me pursue my MSc in Human Evolution and Behaviour at UCL. After reading Dr Alecia Carter's paper on infant corpse carrying behaviour by primate mothers, I was eager to participate in further research to understand better the reasons for this behaviour and to what extent primates understand death. Therefore, I am excited for the opportunity to carry out this project and gain a more profficient understanding of primates' apparent grief behaviours and their perception of death.