Do animals commit suicide?

Ducks who drown deliberately, insects who abandon their colony... Can animals commit suicide? ⚠️ Warning: the following video includes images and audio some viewers may find upsetting or disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

07/19/2018 10:41 AM


  • Rattelle Z.
    08/03/2020 21:33

    I've seen a pigeon who flew down from a roof onto the tarmac. It was during a heavy downpour. It stood still for hours under the rain until it dropped down dead. It obviously a suicide.

  • Carol S.
    07/31/2020 20:32

    That bear looks very depressed to me... I have no doubt in my mind that animals have feelings too.

  • Jodi O.
    07/29/2020 03:54

    Stop this

  • Connie S.
    07/19/2020 16:14

    Because they are miserable.

  • Zen A.
    05/26/2020 16:33

    Animals will have commited suicide

  • Donna M.
    05/12/2020 05:23

    Stress kills. It can destroy lives through depression braugh on by it. All living things feel. Everyone/ thing is affected by stres in their own personal way. Environment and mis treatment of you/them by others are a major source of this problem be it animal, human etc.

  • Jessica C.
    05/11/2020 22:37

    If I was an animal I’d probably wanna lull myself too there’s literally no space for them to be in the wild

  • Eli C.
    04/19/2020 21:35

    I've always thought that sea animals do that because from the day they are born they are following a migratory pattern instiled in their DNA from their families before.... The sea has changed, times have changed, but not their imprint.

  • Dmenard C.
    04/17/2020 00:31


  • Renée S.
    04/16/2020 02:04

    Serotonin, found in every mammal on the planet, controls the "depression" chemical that gets excreted when we feel down, stressed, face death, etc. Now, consider that 99.99% of mammals don't speak a language but use emotions and feelings as their form of talking, also known as expressionism, humans cannot know exactly how an animal "thinks" but rather how they feel by how they act (us humans act differently too when we go through things). So it is PLAUSIBLE that animals do go through suicidal emotions just as us humans would.

  • Tina C.
    04/14/2020 21:24

    If I was any of these animals, I'd look around, see what shitty humans are doing to the world and if commit suicide...

  • Stewart B.
    04/14/2020 11:25

    How we treat mother nature she will also self distruct. We should treat all existance with kindness and love. Suicide will never exist as long as their is kindness love and unity!!!

  • Janet P.
    04/12/2020 13:36

    Stress if whales or any animal is ill and stressed I believe they end it

  • Acerina A.
    04/11/2020 20:31

    Suicide is always created by external causes, behaviors occur in a context. Nevertheless thank for pointing out that stress causes self destructive behavior in all kind of animals including us and captive animals. A human that kills her self or himself is also in a state where the rational mind is affected. Self destructive behavior is in all cases a behavior to alleviate suffering i the short time.

  • Leonard T.
    04/10/2020 22:58

    Living in this world I can understand anything causing their own death.

  • Red M.
    04/09/2020 17:01

    This is why I don't go to zoo, to see animals stuck in cages.

  • Gladys A.
    04/08/2020 21:59

    I think for organic reasons animals become ill and are disoriented and end up dying.

  • Joselyn Y.
    04/07/2020 02:38

    Their deaths and suicide are caused by us, humans.

  • Justas Č.
    04/06/2020 08:27

    Dalius Surmilavičius

  • Tena M.
    04/03/2020 15:00

    I have always wondered where do the animals go to die I’ve never seen them just laying around dead unless they were hit by someone so where do all these birds and squirrels and wild animals go when they die because you never see them