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The requirements include the victim being in distress, the rescuer putting themselves at risk, the actions of the rescuer being adequate to the victim's situation, and there is no immediate benefit or reward for the rescuer.

I feel like rescuing her babies is plenty reward.

Supposedly scientists can't admit that because boars are not "higher beings" like us. These are the same people who would usually deny that elephants genuinely remember and mourn lost relatives and friends. It's so frustrating.

Dolphins can be trained to understand the difference between "bring the hoop to the ball" and "bring the ball to the hoop", wild cockatoos in Austalia have learned how to open trash cans, crows can use tools, but god forbid we admit that animals are living beings who feel emotions.

Not gonna lie, watching pigs (and now boars?!) work together to escape pens and other enclosures is something that will never get old for me. I just love how they use their little snouts to push and lift things.

I'm glad they got away to freedom. They aren't props or tools or things. No animal is truly owned.

I don't understand why people are so surprised that animals display signs of empathy and intelligence. These are not traits that separate humans from animals, these are traits that ensured the survival of many mammals, including humans. It's not civilised, it's the most natural instinct of an animal which raises young, or socialises in herds/packs/tribes. These species (including ours) survive because they protect each other, including their young.

I remember reading a story from a lady who bred Irish Setters and one of her females would constantly break out of her crate and would then release all the other females, leaving the males locked up. Spirit animal right there.