And, then there's the well-known story of Binti Jua, a female western lowland gorilla, who saved a boy's life at the Brookfield Zoo.
In our book Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals Jessica Pierce and I argue that these and other similar cases lay the foundation for claiming that other animals have a moral sense as does Mark Rowlands in his book called Can Animals Be Moral? Renowned primatologist Frans de Waal concurs as does Charles Darwin. As Professor de Waal reminds us, nature offers many lessons for a kinder society.
We are not alone: It's natural to be kind
Let's keep the door open on the moral lives of nonhuman animals. Surely we're not the only occupants of the moral arena. As Mark Rowlands notes, echoing Jessica Pierce and my major message, "Our morality is rooted in our biology rather than our intellect."