But evolutionists suggest that when animals help animals who are their genetic relatives, or who are likely to return the favor later on, they are actually helping their species to survive the process of natural selection.
Some animals will even sacrifice their own lives to insure the survival of the larger group.
The worker honeybee, for example, will die defending her hive if necessary.
Even acts that seem selfish may end up helping the group in the long run.
For instance, when there isn't enough food to go around, wasps and termites will cannibalize their nest-mates.
Gruesome as this may seem, it insures the colony's survival through tough times.
Although here at A Moment of Science, we don't condone human cannibalism, we still hope that these examples of altruism in animals will give you some food for thought.