Animals are a mystery. They can’t speak the human language, so we have to rely on physical cues to determine what animals are feeling. What’s even more mysterious is when they exhibit behaviors that make us wonder if we’re truly that different from wild animals after all…
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6. Mama Bear’s Got You
Nature experts always warn you to stay away from baby animals, especially if they’re the kind that still keeps close to their mothers. Animals mothers are fiercely protective of their young, and we should always remember how intense that maternal instinct is. When a 69-year-old man from Paradise, California was taking a hike and observing a mother bear and her cubs from a distance, a mountain lion came up from behind him. While he tried to fight the big cat off with a hammer, the mother bear intervened. She ripped the mountain lion off the man’s band soon the lion ran off. The bear ignored the man (who had minor abrasions) and went back to her young.
5. Away From Water
In a tsunami, you’re supposed to high tail it to the highest point you can. Big hills are your best places to go for such instances. However, not everyone can run so fast, especially when they’re in a panic. Back in 2004, an 8-year-old girl was on a beach Thailand when a massive tsunami hit. She was by an elephant when the waves hit the shore, and because of that elephant’s size, she escaped the natural disaster with her life. The 4-year-old elephant took the girl on its back and ran for higher ground.
4. The Diving Beluga
In 2009, a young diver took part in a free-diving competition at the Polar Land Aquarium in Harbin, China. The purpose of participating in the contest was to be able to apply for a whale training job! It sounds like an exciting prospect. What wasn’t so exciting was when the diver developed a leg cramp while swimming in the freezing water. One of the beluga whales in the tank noticed the diver stressing out and rushed over. The female beluga grabbed the diver’s leg in her mouth and pushed her to the water’s surface.
3. Keep You Warm
Beavers aren’t as docile as you think. Those buck teeth can chew through wood, so what do you think it would do to your arm? With that information, it’s surprising to hear how considerate these creatures were when it came to a little orphan boy. A young boy and his two parents went a camping trip in the wilderness of Ontario, Canada. While on the journey, the boy’s parents tragically perished in a boating accident while the boy stayed onshore. Help was too far away, and soon, it was nighttime, and he was cold. As he tried to sleep on the ground, three wild beavers huddled against him and saved him from the below zero temperatures.
2. Lion Squad
In 2005, a young girl from the rural south-west of Ethiopia was snatched up by four men while she was on her way home from school. While the kidnappers were moving her a week later, police caught up to their trail and began their pursuit. In the middle of that, lions encountered the group of men and scared the assailants off. With the kidnappers gone, the three lionesses stayed with the little girl until police searching the area found her. The lions did not harm the little girl and promptly left at the sight of police coming near. Were the lions planning to eat the little girl, or were they actually sensing danger and protecting an innocent life? Even though some experts are doubtful that the lions were protecting the girl, no one is precisely sure why they didn’t harm her immediately.