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Gustave the Crocodile

{ Article added: 04/18/2009 }
In the African country of Burundi lives a well known and highly feared man-eating crocodile known as Gustave who inhabits the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. He has been estimated to be ...Read More »

Oliver the Chimpanzee

{ Article added: 04/16/2009 }
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Oliver is a chimpanzee who was called the "Humanzee", a human-chimp hybrid, because his face looked very much like a human and he walked upright. He is not a hybrid and his genetic characteristics are that of a normal ...Read More »

Mary the Elephant

{ Article added: 04/05/2009 }
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Mary was a circus elephant who killed her trainer by deliberately crushing his skull, the result of which was a near riot by the townspeople who demanded that the elephant be put to death. The owner of the circus ...Read More »

Anti-tank dog

{ Article added: 04/04/2009 }
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Anti-tank dogs were dogs used during warfare and specifically trained to run underneath an enemy tank while carrying a box packed with explosives. The underside of a tank was its most vulnerable point and thus an explosion in this ...Read More »

Mike the Headless Chicken

{ Article added: 03/23/2009 }
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When a farmer attempted to butcher a chicken for dinner -- a 5 1/2 month old rooster named Mike -- the axe strike did not kill but left the chicken alive despite having no head. All that was left ...Read More »

Sergeant Stubby

{ Article added: 03/22/2009 }
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A stray pit bull terrier found on the campus of Yale University in 1917, Stubby was the most decorated dog in World War I and was the only dog to be promoted to Sergeant. He received many medals and ...Read More »

Passenger pigeon

{ Article added: 03/17/2009 }
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In the 1800s and early 1900s, the Passenger pigeon went from being the most abundant bird in North America to complete extinction. Flocks containing billions of birds and stretching over 300 miles long were a common sight. The ...Read More »