Sometimes these gentle giants need a helping hand from a much smaller species... US!
When these whales were in trouble, humans stepped in to help them out. Two recent rescues in Peru show just how much people appreciate marine life, and how we can work together in the face of an emergency. When a humpback whale washed up on the beach in Zorritos, dozens pitched in to help get it back out to sea. Using not much more than their bare hands, they pushed and pushed, inching it further into the water. Everyone cheered when they saw the whale finally swim away, on its own, back into the wild.