Animals can really surprise us sometimes! Whether it's acting like humans, showing compassion, or fantastically dodging fake gunfire, these creatures are doing the unexpected. It's endearing, hilarious, and even educational. And, luckily for us, these moments were caught on video so we can enjoy them over and over again.
Sometimes we all need a little help. This sweet video was captured at a zoo in Taipei, Taiwan, and it shows a compassionate tortoise helping out another in distress. When one tortoise was facing upright and couldn't move, his companion came by to flip him back over! You can even hear a crowd cheering him on.
AkXpro Productions used a drone when filming this large group of humpback whales in Alaska. If you're unsure of what they're doing, it's called “bubble feeding.” This means that the mammals move in a circular formation and breath out bubbles as they simultaneously rise to the surface. The bubbles miraculously form a wall that fish can't penetrate. It concentrates them into the center of the giant circle where the whales then feast.
This video captures a conscientious elephant doing what we humans should make a point to do more often. Taken from a closed-circuit television, it shows an elephant using its long trunk to pick up a couple of pieces of trash from the ground and place them in the proper bin. It's a reminder to us that we should try and behave the same way!
Reddit user PhoneDojo posted this hilarious GIF of a panda who belongs in an action movie! It debuted on the equally-funny subreddit called Michael Bay GIFs, where users digitally add tons of explosions to otherwise innocuous scenes. What would otherwise be a typical play session for this panda just got much more epic thanks to PhoneDojo's changes.