Dolphins are one of the smartest animal species on Earth, and their brain size compared to the average of their body size is second only to humans. They often demonstrate empathy towards humans and other animals when they need help, like in the case of an 11-year-old Doberman, named Turbo. Two of these amazing creatures are being credited with saving a lost dog on Marco Island, Fla, that escaped from the yard of owner Cindy Burnett in 2011.
Turbo ended up dog-paddling in a nearby canal and had been missing for 15 hours when two dolphins alerted the neighbors to its struggle in the water by swimming with Turbo and splashing loudly. Turbo was eventually pulled to safety with the help of firefighters. Fortunately, the amazing story had a happy ending, and Burnett understandably called the dolphin-aided rescue “a miracle.”