In a world riddled with selfishness, it’s often a breath of fresh air to see one or two lending a helping hand.
This has perfectly been illustrated even in the animal kingdom as we see animals who go above and beyond to lend a helping hand to their fellow animals, though of different species, in ways that are rare for even us humans. Join us as we walk you through 9 Times animals saved other Animals.
1. Lion saves wildebeest calf.
When a young wildebeest calf gets lost, it strays into the territory of a hungry lion which was out on the hunt.
The young calf, unaware of its imminent danger walks right into the path of the prowling lion which chases it down. The lion could have and would have easily eaten the defenseless calf but in a surprising turn of events, it takes pity on the young animal.
The lion immediately assumes protection of the young animal and almost immediately, a rival lion shows up hoping to make an easy meal of the calf.
The rival lion tries to attack the calf but the lion protects the calf and launches a barrage of attacks on the rival lion in defense of the little animal.
I’d go try my hand at the lottery if I had that kind of luck on my side.
2. Rottweiler saves chihuahua from coyote
Trixxie the chihuahua had no idea that a normal day on his yard could turn into a near death experience but that was the case when out of nowhere, a hungry coyote rushed at her, determined to make him his next meal.
Although he did all he could to escape the hungry beast, he was easily overpowered and almost immediately, the coyote caught him in its jaws. Trixxie could have been easily mauled by the vicious predator but when it seemed like all hope was lost, his friend, Happy the rottweiler came to his rescue.
The rottweiler bravely pursued the coyote until it was forced to release the chihuahua from its jaws in order to escape with its life.
If that’s not friendship, I don’t know what is.
3. Leopard and baby baboon
Whilst on the hunt, a hungry leopard came across a baboon and easily overpowered and killed the creature but when it was preparing to feast on its prey, the leopard noticed that there was movement on the baboon’s fur.
It was then that it noticed the baby baboon that had been holding on to its mother.
A group of hyenas, attracted by the commotion quickly came to the scene but the leopard gently carried the baby baboon in its jaws and placed it on top of the tree where it could be far from the reach of the hungry hyenas.
Throughout that night, the leopard took care of the baby baboon, picking it up as it fell several times from the tree and putting it back in the tree.
Although the baboon didn’t survive the ordeal, the leopard certainly did all in its power to help.
4. Monkey saves fellow monkey
Monkeys as we all know exhibit long term bonds which are highly similar to friendships among us humans.
This bond has never been so illustrated as in this video in which a monkey gives assistance to his dying friend.
In 2004, a monkey which was part of a group got electrocuted when it was walking on high tension wires and fell to the ground of a railway station.
At its point of death, a fellow monkey quickly rushed to its aid while the humans in the station spectated.
This monkey made several attempts at resuscitating his dying friend by biting him, hitting him and submerging him in water.
After about twenty minutes, his friend regained consciousness and although he was dazed, he managed to get up and walk away with his faithful friend.
Now that’s friendship.
5. Baboon saves impala from cheetah
As part of the hunt for the day, a cheetah came across an impala and wasted no time in chasing down and overpowering the poor creature.
Content that it had it where it wanted, the cheetah hesitated in delivering the final fatal bite that would have spelt death for the unfortunate impala.
As the cheetah looked around, ensuring that the surrounding area was free from other predators, it noticed a hungry hyena which seemed to also want a bite from the poor impala and just when it looked it was all over for the victim, two baboons emerged and gave both predators a hot pursuit.
Startled and scared, both the hyena and the cheetah fled the scene and the baboons returned to check on the impala.
Although visibly shaken, the Impala recovered and managed to run away.
Now, isn’t that amazing.
6. Dog saves deer from drowning
This poor fawn was found drowning in a river in New York while it’s owner named Mark Freeley was strolling down the river with his two dogs, one of them which was a golden retriever named Storm suddenly dashed into the water for what really seemed like a fit of animal instincts.
The owner freaked out and before he could do anything, the dog was seen dragging a baby deer out of the water.
The deer was super terrified and could even been seen shaking to the extent that for some minutes it didn’t move. After some encouragement from its canine rescuer, it was able to get up but due to it’s fear ran back into the water once again.
The rescue team came to the scene and was able to help the deer once more, it was found that the deer had some injuries which were attended to and the deer was sent to an establishment for rescued animals. Yes the real professionals did the most work but I for one believe it wouldn’t have been possible without Storm.
7. Rabbit Vs Snake
What makes this video so unique is the fact that rabbits are a usual prey for snakes and so are always very afraid of them but common sense is always going to be pushed aside when motherly love and instincts arrive.
The snake learned not to mess with Mama rabbit after it pounced on her babies and settled down for a quick meal which was interrupted by the angry protective rabbit.
The video which raked over 25million views and counting shows that anger was just an understatement in this situation as the rabbit grabbed the unfortunate reptile and messed it up.
The snake tried to make a hasty getaway by a small concrete wall but this bad bunny wasn’t going to let him off easy at all, she drove at him one more time but it was luckily able to wiggle out of its grip and slither away, an experience it will never forget in its entire life.
I know some people may say this shouldn’t be here because it’s motherly instinct but animals like this have been known to run away from predators even if their children’s lives are at stake but the bravery of this rabbit is outstanding.
8. Dolphin Saves Whales
Dolphins are actually one of the top 5 smartest animals which makes them of course very intelligent and emotional or sympathetic as well. This was clearly shown in this heartwarming video where two whales got washed up to the shore and were stuck.
After so many efforts from the people around which failed, they were about to give up and put it out of its misery (typical humans) when a dolphin named Moko saw the situation and had pity on the whales, he actually heard the distress call from the whales and swam to their direction.
After calming down the frightened Mother (the mom and her calves were actually trapped), he then communicated with them to follow another channel and in a matter of minutes the whales swam back into the water. kinda makes you ask yourself why the whales needed the dolphins to tell them that though.
9. Hippos saves duck
These two hippos were busy swimming and enjoying their day being hippos when something quite unusual happened. A carefree duckling fell off the edge into the pond and was struggling to come out of the high walls around the pond while nervously calling for its mom to lend a hand.
This went on for a while until the hippos assessed the situation, swam towards it and tried to lift it out of the water, the duckling was obviously afraid of them and kept avoiding them but after the hippos exercised some level of patience they were able to give it a lift out of the pond.
A heart warming scene owing to the fact that the 3rd most dangerous animal in Africa can still at some point have a heart of gold.
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