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Animals in History

Dodo Birds – A Misunderstood Extinction Story

September 7, 2018

(Raphus cucullatus), Columbidae. Artwork by Kevin Lyles. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images) Although they are extinct, dodo birds live on in many of our sayings and phras...

Stray Dogs Turn Blue on the Streets of Mumbai

June 19, 2018

In Mumbai, India, a colorful phenomenon was taking place among the stray dogs of the large city, specifically in the industrial district of Taloja. Workers from a local fa...

The Loch Ness Monster – Fact or Fiction

May 24, 2018

In Northern Scotland, there’s an area known as the Scottish Highlands in which lays a famous urban myth. The Loch Ness Monster or Nessie, as it is more commonly referred to by...

Story Behind the Picture of a Soldier Feeding a Tiny Ki...

January 10, 2018

In the middle of the Korean War, this kitten found herself an orphan. Luckily, she found her way into the hands of Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor. He adopted the t...

50,000-Year-Old Extinct Cave Lion Found Frozen In Time

November 12, 2017

Today, we associate lions with Africa, however, millions of years ago, ancient lions traipsed across Europe, Asia, and North America. One of these ancient cave lions,...

The Real Story Behind Pep 'The Cat-Murdering Dog' Who W...

August 17, 2017

The photo below has been shared over and over in the internet captioned: "The Dog Who Was Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Murdering the Governor's Cat" The ...

Eight Richest Animals in History

July 10, 2017

The first documented instance where a person left their wealth to an animal happened in Russia during the 1800s. Maria Leontieva, a merchant from Uglish, stipulated that 100,000 rubles (a ...

Dog of War: This Brave, Stubby-Tailed Pit Bull Was Amer...

June 17, 2017

In 1917, a Pit Bull puppy was roaming the streets of New Haven, Connecticut near an Army training camp at Yale University and it was there that Private J. Robert ...