7 animals who saved humans

Here are the 7 animals who saved the lives of humans:

#7: A female gorilla rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure in Brookfield Zoo.

#6: A German Shepherd guided Alaska state troopers to his owner’s home that was on fire.

#5: A lioness intervened and saved the life of a zookeeper who was being attacked by a male lion.

#4: An elephant in an elephant nature park in Chiang Mai, Thailand, saved a staffer from drowning in a fast-moving river.

#3: A male gorilla shielded a little boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure from other gorillas.

#2: A dog disarmed a robber of a convenience store in France.

#1: A cat named Tara in Bakersfield, CA, saved the life of a young boy who was being mauled by a dog several times the size of the cat.

What these seven animals did were acts of pure altruism because they derived no personal benefit and, in the case of the dog and Tara the cat, actually put themselves at risk.

~Eowyn

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12 responses to “7 animals who saved humans

  1. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!

     
  2. Kelleigh Nelson

    GOD MADE THEM JUST FOR US, AND THEY’RE ALL SO WONDERFUL!

     
  3. Reading the story of Lobo, which had a huge influence on naturalist David Attenborough, is a great example of the intelligence of animals. Well worth the watch.

    The Wolf That Changed America
    http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/the-wolf-that-changed-america-introduction/4260/

     
  4. Thank you, Dr. Eowyn, for bringing this wonderful compilation to us.

     
  5. And Tara said “you don’t mess with my boy!”

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

     
  6. I wonder if animals actually have guardian angels, or if guardian angels actually do protect the animal kingdom. I hope so.
    This really is a great post!

     
    • Of the 9 angelic orders, 5 are sent by God for external ministry among bodily creatures. Of these 5 orders, only the last 3 minister to human beings: Principalities, Archangels and Angels. That leaves the orders of Virtues and Powers who, by logical inference, minister to other bodily but nonhuman creatures — a category that would include animals!

       
      • That was a great explanation of the angelic orders! Videos like the one above make my heart swell with gratitude for the love of God shown us through the animal and angelic kingdoms. That cat saving the little boy never fails to bring a tear and a smile.

         
      • Thanks for clearing this up—I did not know that breakdown. So this provides some hope that St. Bonaventure was right in believing that at least some animals do have an afterlife.
        I hope they do. But as I’ve said before, we have to get to Heaven FIRST to find out.

         
  7. Thank you for this awesome post and information concerning Virtues and Powers. You solved a mystery of years gone by when we were at anchor after a long day of heavy seas with our guests enjoying cocktails while fixing dinner.
    We were unaware their miniature poodle slipped off the gunwale until we heard a large splash our 75 pound chessie black lab mix made jumping into the water to retrieve her. All of us were baffled how our female dog knew there was peril and then leaped to action. All of them are deceased and Dr. Eowyn, your auspicious post kindled joyful memories. Thanks again.

     

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