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.