15 Unbelievable Animals That Saved Other Animals

  1. Humpback Whales: In 2009, a group of humpback whales were spotted in the waters off the coast of California protecting a gray whale and her calf from a group of killer whales.

  2. Gorillas: In 1996, a young boy fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. A female gorilla named Binti Jua picked up the boy and cradled him in her arms, protecting him from the other gorillas until zookeepers could retrieve him.

  3. Dogs: Dogs have been known to rescue people from fires, drowning, and even from bear attacks. They have also been trained to assist people with disabilities.

  4. Dolphins: In 2004, a group of dolphins in New Zealand herded a group of swimmers away from a great white shark, preventing a potential attack.

  5. Cats: Cats have been known to rescue people from burning buildings, and there are even stories of cats alerting their owners to gas leaks or other dangers in the home.

  6. Elephants: In 2012, a herd of elephants in Kenya rescued a calf that had fallen into a muddy pit.

  7. Kangaroos: In 2009, a kangaroo in Australia attacked a man who was attacking a woman, saving her life.

  8. Lions: In 2005, a group of lions in Ethiopia rescued a 12-year-old girl who had been kidnapped by men trying to force her into marriage.

  9. Penguins: In 2008, a group of penguins in Brazil helped rescue a young man who was stranded on a beach.

  10. Pigs: In 1998, a pig named Lulu saved her owner’s life by alerting him to a fire in their home.

  11. Rabbits: In 2013, a pet rabbit named Toby alerted his owner to a fire in their home by scratching and biting at her until she woke up.

  12. Rats: In 2007, a group of rats in Mozambique sniffed out landmines and saved countless lives.

  13. Sea lions: In 2010, a sea lion in California rescued a young girl who had fallen into the water.

  14. Sheep: In 2008, a sheep in New Zealand saved her owner from a bull attack.

  15. Squirrels: In 2007, a squirrel in England helped save a woman’s life by alerting her to a gas leak in her home.

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