Amazing Animal Heroes Rescuing Humans

Dolphins Save Surfer

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Flipper spent several seasons helping humans out of jams, but his rescues aren't entirely out of the ordinary for the dolphin population.

Stories of dolphins rescuing humans are everywhere, including the one about Todd Endris, a surfer who survived an attack by a great white shark that he said "came out of nowhere" off the coast of California.

After he was bitten, a pod of bottlenose dolphins circled Endris, holding off the shark until he could make it back to shore -- just as they would for one of their own.

Photo via Reader's Digest