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Disabled Whale Missing Two Fins Cared for by Family
A heartwarming story that shows wild animals display compassion and empathy
Published on November 5, 2013 by
Here's a story that'll make your day. There's not much to write that's not
covered by this short essay called "Disabled
killer whale with missing fins survives with the help of family who hunt for its
food" so I hope you enjoy what you read and see.
This story is a great example that wild animals care for others and display
compassion and empathy.
In previous places I've written a similar story about a disabled elephant named
Babyl who was cared for by other elephants in her clan.
Here's her wonderful story: "A few years ago while I was watching elephants
in the Samburu National Reserve in Northern Kenya with elephant researcher Iain
Douglas-Hamilton, I noticed a teenaged female, Babyl, who walked very slowly and
had difficulty taking each step. I learned she'd been crippled for years, but
the other members of her herd never left her behind. They'd walk a while, then
stop and look around to see where she was. If Babyl lagged, some would wait for
her. If she'd been left alone, she would have fallen prey to a lion or other
predator. Sometimes the matriarch would even feed Babyl. Babyl's friends had
nothing to gain by helping her, as she could do nothing for them. Nonetheless,
they adjusted their behavior to allow Babyl to remain with the group."