The gene of kindness inherent in the living beings is indestructible
In the old days, kind people, kind animals and kind plants lived on Earth in complete peace and cooperation. There was no aggression and fear. Kindness reigned in the world as the basis of life of all living beings.
The gene of kindness is indestructible under any circumstances. And the examples of cases when representatives of wild nature showed extraordinary humanity, performing amazing acts of courage and kindness towards people, are undoubtedly the proof of that.
Below are presented just a few facts showing that wild animals are also capable of compassion and understanding.
A Giant Sea Turtle Swam a Woman to Safety on its Back
In June of 1974, a 62-year-old woman named Candalaria Villanueva was shipwrecked and rescued by a giant sea turtle. The Philippine Navy published an official account, and the ship that pulled Mrs. Villanueva from the water witnessed that she was, essentially, “aboard” a sea turtle prior to and during their rescue of her. When initially stranded at sea, the woman saw the turtle approach, and she grabbed its shell.
The turtle then swam for two days, never diving for food – it went hungry in order to save her. The crew of the rescuing ship thought she was clinging to an oil drum, until they witnessed the object circle three times after Villanueva was being hauled aboard, then dive down into the depths.
Source: “Giant Turtle Saved Woman.” The Montreal Gazette. 25 June 1974. Google News Web.
Binti Jua, a female Lowland Gorilla, Saved Toddler
In August of 1996 at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, a 3-year-old boy fell 18 feet into a gorilla enclosure, sustaining a rather severe head injury. Binti Jua, a female Lowland Gorilla, whose name means Daughter of Sunshine in Swahili, protected the boy from the other gorillas, who are notoriously territorial.
She then cradled him in her arms and carried him 60 feet to an entrance where zoo employees and medical personnel waited to treat his injuries.
She was smart enough to give the boy to the zookeepers! But more importantly, she did it with her baby, Koola, on her back. Binti saved the boy’s life.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Beavers Comfort and Save Boy Freezing to Death
Rheal Guindon of Ontario, Canada, was on a camping trip with his parents in when they decided to go out in the boat to go fishing. Rheal stayed on shore, but was horrified when he witnessed the boat tip over and his parents struggle in the water and drown. He walked toward the nearest town to get help, but when the sun set, he realized he would have to spend the night on the cold, damp ground. As he lay there crying, he felt a warm, furry body press up against him, which he thought was probably a dog.
Delirious from his ordeal, he fell asleep. In the morning, he awoke to find three wild beavers huddled against him and across his body.
They had saved him from freezing to death overnight when the temperatures dipped below zero.
Source: Laland, Stephanie. Peaceful Kingdom: Random Acts of Kindness By Animals, Conari Press, 1997. Google Books. Web.
Elephant Saves Girl From Tsunami
During the 2004 tsunami in Thailand, an 8-year-old girl named Amber Mason was kept from drowning and was sheltered from the waves by an elephant. As the initial wave struck, the elephant took Amber on its back and ran for higher ground. It also created a protective wall around Amber by turning its back to the wave.
The girl’s family credit the elephant with saving her life, as she would have been separated from them and drowned otherwise.
Source: BBC News
Lions Foil Kidnapping Plot
In 2005, a 12-year-old Ethiopian girl was reportedly saved from a group of kidnappers by three lions. Seven men had abducted the girl, holding her captive for over a week, to try and force her into marrying one of them. They had beaten and assaulted her repeatedly, but the potential man-eating felines apparently chased off the men and stood guard over the girl for half a day until the police and her family came.
Source: BBC News
Beluga Whale Rescues Drowning Diver
At the Polar Land Aquarium in Harbin, China, in 2009, diver Yang Yun took part in a free-diving competition to apply for a whale training job offered there. While diving in the freezing water, she developed a cramp in her leg and found herself unable to swim to safety.
Mila, one of the two beluga whales in the tank, noticed Yun’s distress and came to her rescue, by grabbing her leg in her mouth and forcefully pushing her up to the surface, saving her life.
Source: The Daily Mail
Seal Saves Man From Shark Attack
In 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa, British tourist Michael Cohen was attacked by a shark and lost almost two gallons of blood after having his right leg severed and his left leg bitten through. As two men swam out to rescue him, the shark geared up for a second attack, when a seal suddenly appeared and started circling the three men.
The seal continued circling, warding off any further attack, until all three made it safely to shore.
Deer Stops Woman From Being Assaulted
In the city of Oxford, Ohio, in 2012, a thief and assailant was attacking a woman by strangling her with her purse straps. As the attacker began to beat her, a deer charged him from some underbrush, scaring him away, and probably saving her life.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Bear Saves Man From Mountain Lion Attack
This happened in 2012. 69-year-old Robert Biggs, from Paradise, California, was watching a mother bear and her cubs from a safe distance.
Suddenly he was attacked from behind by a mountain lion, which pounced on his back. Biggs was trying to fight the big cat off with a rock hammer, when suddenly, the mother bear came from out of nowhere and ripped the cat from Biggs’s back, flinging it around by the neck.
After a 15-second clash, the mountain lion ran off, and the bear went back to caring for her young. Biggs walked away with only superficial abrasions, thanks to the mother bear.
He told The Huffington Post that he owes everything to that bear.
“I’m 100-percent sure it did want to save my life,” he said. “We made eye contact. I’d seen the bears before and I know she knew who I was.”
Source: Huffington Post
By Gilbert Castro | ENC News