Elephants aid their scared, sick and dying
Elephants are highly social and highly intelligent creatures, and they demonstrate behaviors we humans easily recognize as compassion, kindness and altruism.
Just to prove the point, researchers did a study published in early 2014 that showed when an elephant becomes distressed, other elephants nearby will respond with calls and touches intended to console the individual. It's a behavior so far only witnessed in humans and apes, canids and corvids.
Not only will elephants comfort others in distress, but they'll also care for their sick and injured. Scientific American writes:
"Some scientists studying wild elephants have argued that, in addition to cooperating for survival’s sake, the creatures are capable of genuine empathy. Poole recalls, for example, one elephant flinching as another stretched her trunk towards an electric fence; it was fortunately inactive at the time but had been live in the past. Elephants often refuse to leave their sick and injured behind, even if the ailing animal is not a direct relative. [Joyce Poole, one of the world’s foremost elephant experts and co-founder of the charity ElephantVoices] once observed three young male elephants struggle to revive a dying matriarch, lifting her body with their tusks to get her back on her feet."