Flower-Loving Crocodiles With Hearts Of Gold or Something Else?
come to mind: to suddenly or quickly think of something
When you think about empathy, crocodiles probably aren’t the first animals that come to mind.
When a young dog in India found itself in danger, these cold-blooded creatures came to the rescue. The little one was being chased by some wild dogs and jumped into a river to escape.
Swimming in the river were three crocodiles called muggers. This species can be as long as 18 feet and as heavy as 1,000 pounds!
Instead of eating the dog, they gently pushed it with their noses down the river. They guided the young dog away from the wild dogs and helped it reach safety. Scientists who study these animals aren’t sure why the crocodiles helped the dog. They think that maybe, just like us, these animals can feel empathy for others.
These scientists also learned that these crocodiles really like marigold flowers! They often can be seen floating among the pretty flowers, which are antimicrobial and help keep their skin healthy.
Although crocodiles are clearly dangerous, these empathetic and flower-loving ones show that the animal kingdom is full of surprises.
1. When I am hungry, pizza is the first thing that comes to mind.
2. When you see a rainbow, what thoughts come to mind?
3. As I smelled the fresh baked cookies, childhood memories instantly came to mind.
3 crocodiles “could have easily devoured” a stray dog in their river.