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Animals In History

Beluga Whales Can Mimic Human Speech, Have Told Divers ...

August 13, 2020

Parents accompany children to watch beluga performance in China. (Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images One of the most recognizable members of the whale f...

Dewey Readmore Books: The Celebrity Library Cat Of The ...

May 26, 2020

In the 1980s, America fell in love with Dewey Readmore Books, a convolutedly named cat who lived in the Spencer Public Library in Spencer, Iowa. Throughout D...

The Origins Of Groundhog Day: Why Do We Celebrate It Ag...

February 2, 2020

On February 2, all eyes look to a particular rodent in Pennsylvania to see if he can predict the coming weather better than the television meteorologists. It...

Jack The Baboon Operated A Railway, Earned A Salary, An...

January 25, 2020

Anyone passing through Cape Town, South Africa on the Port Elizabeth Mainline Railroad in the late 1800s saw something curious along the railway: a baboon operati...

Rebecca The Raccoon, President Calvin Coolidge's Pet Ra...

January 13, 2020

Raccoons are the grimy trash pandas of the west. They roam the streets at night searching for a meal, and as cute as they are, it's obvious that they've got somet...

When George Washington Ordered A Ceasefire To Return A ...

January 10, 2020

Cherry tree chopper, general in the colonial army, first President of the United States: George Washington has a pedigree unlike any other figure in American hist...

Black December: When Sharks Attacks Compelled The Gover...

December 18, 2019

Even the gnarliest, saltiest surfers in the world admit that sharks give them the willies. Thankfully, sharks attacks are so rare that we don't have to worry...

The Real Story of Balto, Hero Dog of Alaska

November 2, 2018

Thanks in part to the 1995 animated movie, Balto, we are now familiar with this hero sled dog of Alaska who, in 1923, saved the people of Nome, Alaska, from a deadly outbrea...