10 reasons why animals are amazing
This will renew your faith in animal-kind... as if it was ever in doubt.
Earlier this month we brought you 21 photos to make you feel better about the world - a collection of stories that showed that humans really aren't all bad.
1.) Kwibi the gorilla
2.) Salty & Roselle the guide dogs
After leading their owners down 70 floors in the World Trade Centre just minutes before the towers collapsed. guide dogs Salty and Roselle were awarded a Dickin Medal for bravery.
3.) Alex the African gray parrot
One of the chattier parrots you'll come across, Alex's last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were 'You be good. I love you'.
4.) Mila the Beluga whale
When a free diver started cramping up she thought she was a goner - that was until a Beluga whale spotted what was happening and carried her to the surface.
5.) Friends of Dorothy the chimp
After Dorothy the chimp died of heart failure in a rescue centre in Cameroon, her friends gathered around to mourn her death as she was laid to rest.
6.) The dog who wouldn't leave his owner's grave
When 68-year-old Lao Pan died in China in 2011 his dog remained so loyal that he stayed by his owner's grave day and night for a week, without food or drink. In the end the locals built a kennel for the dog and regularly brought him supplies.
7.) George the Jack Russell
After a group of children were attacked by pit bulls their Jack Russell, George, stepped in to protect them. 'George tried to protect us by barking and rushing at them, but they started to bite him - one on the head and the other on the back.'
The children were saved, but sadly George later died from his injuries.
8.) Christian the lion
9.) All cows
Scientists have proven that, a lot like humans, cows usually have best friends. Not only that, but they get stressed and their heart rates rise when they are separated from their BFF.
10.) Koko the gorilla
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