A number of years ago, a Beluga whale named Mila saved a drowning diver who was competing in a diving contest at the Polar Land Aquarium in Harbin, Northeast China. Read on for more on this harrowing tale of rescue.
During the colder months aircraft must be treated with chemical deicers to keep ice from building up on a plane's wings and fuselage. Ice can cause an aircraft to crash. Birds can have something of the same problem. Earlier this month an American Bald Eagle had to be rescued from Lake Michigan after landing and then becoming grounded by an 8 pound ball of ice that formed on its feathers.