A few days ago, I posted a video of a dog trying to save a fish's life. It was an amazing act of empathy between different animals, and it got me wondering how many other times this or something like it has happened between animals of different species. I showed a friend the video of the dog, and the next day I got this video in my email. As you will see, it is the same kind of thing. A bear sees a crow fly into his area in the zoo by mistake, and it lands in the water. The bear can clearly see the crow struggling, and what it does next is the last thing you expect to see from a bear.
What is most remarkable is not just the fact that the bear saves the crow from drowning, but that you can see it is trying to be delicate and not hurt the crow when he removes him from the water. For a minute, you think the crow may have gotten messed up, then it just hops up and does its thing and the bear goes back to just being a bear.
Again, you ever think we could learn some humanity from animals? Ironic, I know. But also pretty amazing.