Unbelievable Stories Of Animals That Saved People From Death
You don't have to be saved from being shot by your dog to know that there are animals that are heroes. But when we think of them, we usually imagine rescue dogs or guide dogs. We don't imagine lions, gorillas, and even whales throwing themselves in danger to save some helpless humans. Check out some surprising examples of saviors from the animal world below.
The Big Protector
This gorilla's love for children is as high as the love for its young. A boy accidentally fell into the isolated area of a gorilla at the Chicago Zoo. The gorilla Binti Jua lovingly took the child to a safe place to protect him from other gorillas. The officials removed him from there, and he left without serious injuries.
Nan Hauser, a biologist who works with whales, was conducting research and, while diving into the Pacific Ocean, a tiger shark approached. One of the whales protected the scientist with her vast body and took her to the surface, where her team was. The biologist was incredibly impressed with the animal's intuition.
The Well-Intended Elephant
Best friends are always by our side, even when there is no threat. This baby elephant from Thailand misinterpreted his owner's screams and thought he needed help when, in fact, he was just trying to get his attention. Little Kham La didn't think twice and, hugging Darrick Thomson with his trunk, pushed him to the bank. The rescued man gained something beyond his life back, he witnessed a true demonstration of friendship.
A diabetic man, Simmon Steggal, was watching television with his wife when he suddenly lost consciousness. Mrs. Steggal thought he was sleeping, but his rabbit, Dory, realized the danger, jumped on his chest, and gave so many 'slaps' that his wife noticed. She called the ambulance immediately, and the man was saved. It is always good to pay attention to the reaction of animals; they have a sensitivity that we will never have.
Khan, The Snake Fighter
Khan, a Doberman from the city of Cairns, Australia, risked his own life to save his owner's daughter from a snake attack. One day, the two were playing in the garden when Khan, a dog that had been adopted from a shelter, realized that there was a poisonous snake beside them. At first, the dog tried to keep the child away but realized that the strategy was not working. Khan had to push little Charlotte three feet away. She was saved, but the dog was stung. Good thing that they took him to the vet. Khan survived without sequelae.
Speedy, The Hero
Who said a goat can't be a pet? Or even a heroine? Little Abigail, from Arkansas, received a life-saving birthday gift: a goat named Speedy. One day, the two of them were sleeping in the living room when Speedy noticed smoke and started jumping over the little one. When she woke up, she saw that the house was on fire, she ran to her parents' room, and they saw that the garage was on fire. Everyone got out safe and sound.
The Bear And The Climber
Robert Biggs, a very experienced climber, was walking through a forest in California when he noticed a bear with its cub. Robert stopped for a moment to look when he was attacked by a puma from behind. The animal did not reach his body because he had a backpack, but still, only luck could save him. And it came in the form of a bear. The animal launched itself at the feline, which ran away—the climber left with some wounds and a beautiful story in his memory.
The Lucky Pig
Lucky, a friendly little pig, is the beloved pet of the Farlers, a family from the US. The animal wakes them up every morning. One day, he started running around the house, apparently very upset. Ina Farler and her granddaughters didn't notice the smoke, but the pig did. The whole family was saved, but the house was utterly destroyed.
An Elephant In The Garden
Amber Owen was on vacation in Thailand during one of the most severe natural disasters in history, the tsunami in 2004. She was riding the elephant Ning Nong one day in the morning when he started running away from the sea. It was then that the girl realized that a huge wave was approaching and that the animal was escaping as quickly as possible. He took her to a safe place where she stayed with the family. The courage of the elephant inspired British writer Michael Morpurgo to write the book "An Elephant in the Garden: Inspired by a True Story."
Mila, The Beluga
They say that animals have a sixth sense and know when something terrible is going to happen. This story proves it! It happened during a whale diving championship in a very deep tank with super cold water in a park in China. Yang Yun, one of the participants, felt an intense cramp in his leg, was unable to move, and started to drown at a depth of 6 meters. At that moment, Mila, a beluga whale, quickly went to Yang and pushed her to the surface. If it weren't for this incredible animal, the young diver would have drowned.
Award Owner Parrot
Parrots can imitate human speech. In general, this is only seen as fun, but it can help at the right time and in the right place. Willie, a parrot, was having dinner with Hanna, the family's daughter in Denver, USA, when she suddenly started drowning with food. The mother was in the room, and the girl was alone with Willie, and no one else to help. The parrot screamed very loudly: 'Mother, baby!' Mrs. Howard ran to the kitchen and managed to provide first aid in time. The Red Cross honored the brave Willie with the "Animal Lifesaver Award."
Swimming With Dolphins
Adam Walker, a British swimmer, was in the middle of an 8-hour water marathon in the Pacific Ocean when he saw a great white shark not far away. His sixth sense failed, but the group of dolphins that escorted him for an hour did not. Adam was lucky twice: he fulfilled his dream of swimming with dolphins and was saved precisely by these beautiful creatures.
The Cat And The Baby
Sometimes people do things so impressive that they shouldn't be called humans. But this boy's story is real. A newborn baby was left in a box on a ladder in the Russian cold. The boy could have died frozen if he hadn't been saved by Masha, a stray cat. The neighbors heard the cat meow as if it needed help. When they looked out the window, they were very impressed to see the cat with a baby.
Lefty Took A Bullet For Her Owner
This is Lefty, and she is a Pitbull dog. The dog's house was invaded in a robbery, and the bandits shot at her owner. Lefty stood between the bullet and the owner and was shot to save him. Due to the shooting, it was necessary to amputate the dog's right front leg, the case happened in 2013, and Lefty was well after the required surgeries were paid for by donations.
The Dog Who Fought A Cougar
There is no way not to fall in love with these pure and lovely animals that would give their lives for us. Do you know any other story where animals were able to save the lives of human beings being really brave? Were you surprised by any of these cases?