10 Times Animal Facts Human Lives

1. At age 84, Dick Van Dyke was rescued by porpoises after he fell asleep while surfing and drifted out of sight of land. - 10 Times Animal Facts Human Lives

1. At age 84, Dick Van Dyke was rescued by porpoises after he fell asleep while surfing and drifted out of sight of land.

Richard Wayne Van Dyke, fondly known as “Dick Van Dyke,” is the popular actor who starred in the film Mary Poppins. He once fell asleep while surfing. This is true as unbelievable as it may sound. He was 84 then. What seemed like a usual surfing trip to the local beach became one of the most momentous incidents of his life.

Aboard his surfboard, Dyke fell asleep, and when he woke up, there was no sight of land. Suddenly, he saw some fins swimming around him, and he thought that he was going to die. But those fins were signs of life and belonged to the porpoises who pushed him to the shore and saved his life. The actor talked about this incident on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and made it clear that he was not kidding about it.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/nov/11/dick-van-dyke-porpoises-rescue
2. A newborn baby lay abandoned in the forest in Kenya for two days and was rescued by a dog who carried the infant to her own litter of puppies. - 10 Times Animal Facts Human Lives

2. A newborn baby lay abandoned in the forest in Kenya for two days and was rescued by a dog who carried the infant to her own litter of puppies.

A baby girl, wrapped in an old and torn shirt was abandoned in a plastic bag in the Ngong Forest in Nairobi, Kenya. A nursing dog was looking for food in the forest when it found the baby. The dog carried the infant across a busy road, through a barbed fence, and put it with its litter of puppies.

A resident found the child with the litter of puppies after some people said they heard a baby crying. The baby was lying abandoned in the forest for two days before the dog found it and brought it to safety. The baby girl was in a bad condition when the doctors began treating her, but she got better. When the local residents came to know about the baby, they began bringing her nappies and clothes as gifts. Many babies suffer worse fates after being abandoned, and if it was not for the dog, this one would have too.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stray-dog-rescues-abandoned-baby/
3. Lulu the kangaroo was rescued as a joey by a farmer and his family. When a branch knocked the farmer unconscious, Lulu stayed with him and “barked” until the man’s family came, saving his life. - 10 Times Animal Facts Human Lives

3. Lulu the kangaroo was rescued as a joey by a farmer and his family. When a branch knocked the farmer unconscious, Lulu stayed with him and “barked” until the man’s family came, saving his life.

Lulu, was a baby when the Richards family rescued her from the pouch of her mother who had died. The baby kangaroo was found on their farmland in the state of Victoria’s southeast. When Lulu grew up, she did the same for Len Richards who was hit by a branch on their property in Tanjil South and fell down unconscious. When Lulu saw this, she began “yapping” loudly to attract attention as the place where Len had been knocked down unconscious was several hundred meters away from the house where the rest of the family was. The yapping of a kangaroo sounds similar to that of a dog’s bark.

Lulu’s yapping saved the farmer’s life. The Richards consider Lulu to be a part of their family. She was bottle-fed and taken care of by Len Richards’ son Luke when they rescued her. She is smart enough to knock on the door sometimes for a slice of bread or other food and is comfortable around the property of the family. Lulu achieved a lot of fame and got a lot of treats for her heroic action.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/lulu-the-kangaroo-hops-to-the-rescue-20030923-gdwdzg.html
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4. In 2012, a cat saved its owner’s life the night he was adopted. The owner got a diabetic seizure, the cat brought her back to consciousness, and then woke her son up by pouncing on his bed who then called for help.
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5. In 2004, a group of divers, lost in the Red Sea for over 13 hours, feared they would die before dolphins miraculously led rescuers to them.
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6. A man and his 14-year-old dog Pete were hiking in New Jersey when a bear attacked the man. Pete faced the bear fearlessly, saved the man’s life and died a hero.
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7. A cat named Masha saved a baby’s life after the long-haired, red tabby found an abandoned baby in a box in the snow. Masha climbed in to keep the baby warm and meowed to get the attention of a passerby leading to the baby’s rescue.
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8. Ning Nong, an elephant, saved an eight-year-old girl from the tsunami in Thailand in 2004 by using its animal instincts and took her to safety.
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9. A cockatiel saved a man’s life when a fire broke out beneath his house. Andrew Hardiek was sound asleep when the cockatiel, Dylan, began squawking to wake him up and led to their unharmed escape.
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10. In 1996, a female gorilla named Binti Jua saved the life of a three-year-old boy who fell into her enclosure by carefully carrying him to the door and saving him from any other approaching gorilla.