It seems self-evident that animals, who suffer from the same physical diseases as we do, can also suffer from similar mental disorders.   Post Trauma Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-harm, Anxiety, Depression have all been studied in animals in the wild and especially in captivity.    If you want to know how animals feel begin by asking yourself:   How would I feel without freedom to express my natural instincts, with extreme boredom and confinement, with trauma and loss…..?  

Read the BBC Earth article by SHREYA DASGUPTA here: