7 Fun Facts about Animals in History

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1 Dogs carried messaged in capsules attached to their body during the World War I

2 Laika the first animal launched into orbit was a stray dog found wandering the streets of Moscow.

3 The Shiba Inu nearly became extinct due to the food shortage in WWII. All dogs today are bred from just three surviving dogs.

4 During the World War I, Pigeons were dropped in the enemy line, making them play an essential role as messengers.

5 Indian Kings dressed their horses in trunks. Enemies wouldn’t attack the horses thinking they were baby elephants.

6 In the World War One, a monkey was awarded a medal and promoted to Corporal.

7 The Roman Emperor Gaius Caligula made his horse Incitatus a senator and gave him an ivory manger, a jeweled collar and even a house.

8 In 2008, Norway knighted a penguin called Sir Nils Olav (Colonel-In- Chief) who now resides in Edinburgh Zoo.

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