Anybody who’s ever seen the movie ‘Flipper’ knows dolphins are among the Earth’s most intelligent animals. They are highly social animals, often living in pods of up to a dozen individuals. The sounds they make are not only cute but used to communicate which is pretty awesome! What most people don’t know is that dolphins have another amazing quality. Extensive research has shown dolphins are altruistic creatures and establish strong social bonds. They will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed. In the video below, humans are the ones doing the helping. Watch!