The woman in the following video found a lion, injured in the forest, on the verge of death.  She took the lion home with her and nursed it back to health. Later, when the lion was better, she made arrangements with a zoo to take the lion. Some time passed before the woman had a chance to visit the zoo. This video was taken when she walked up to the lion’s cage to see how he was doing. Watch the lion’s reaction when he sees her!!

It’s only 40 seconds long but I promise you will feel the essence of something DIVINE and SACRED while watching this clip, see:
As many of you know, one of my “obsessions” is understanding (and spreading the word) about inter-species communication, including the heart connections we can make with animals, even the wild ones; this comes from multiple personal encounters, including this one that I wrote about for the DOTS Home Site:“The Bobcat and Me”:
In the future, I have more to say about my own experiences of this kind with whales, dolphins, and more, even a roadrunner…beep, beep.



I am reminded of the Elizabeth Barrett Browning quote: “Earth’s crammed with heaven…But only he who sees, takes off his shoes.”

Sandra Cline for DOTS
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DOLPHIN TALES: Across the world, dolphins have been known to help stranded or injured people—and, they have been known to come to the aid of other species as well. In February 2011 (near Marco Island, Florida), a group of wild dolphins came to the aid of a hapless, lost dog (Turbo) after he fell into a canal and couldn’t get out. The dolphins made so much noise, they managed to attract the attention of people living nearby, who then rescued Turbo. Turbo was believed to have spent 15 hours in the cold water before he was pulled out by fire personnel and reunited with his owner. One of the people whose attention was captured by the noisy, demonstrative dolphins said: “They were really putting up a ruckus, almost beaching themselves on the sandbar over there. If it wasn’t for the dolphins, I would have never seen the dog.” Most likely, if the dolphins hadn’t persisted, Turbo would have died in the canal after falling over the edge of a concrete wall–down into the dark water far below. After rescue, Turbo was exhausted from being in the cold water for so many hours, and (most likely) suffering from hypothermia but he made a full recovery.

In 2007, near Marina State Park (off Monterey, CA) a pod of dolphins formed a ring around a surfer who was badly injured and bleeding after being bitten by a Great White shark. The surfer survived because those AMAZING dolphins prevented further shark-bites. For more details on that particular story, see:

No one knows why dolphins have repeatedly intervened in emergency situations involving humans and other animals. Suffice to say dolphins are capable of empathy and heroic actions. “The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man, it is to know that and to wonder at it.” Jacques Yves Cousteau