In July of 2015 a solo king penguin went for a walk across a field at Cape Pembrokeshire Nature Reserve in the Falkland Islands (near Stanley). The penguin was spotted there by a group of wild horses. They came over to check him out as he was walking towards them. Each horse greeted the bird with a sniff and gentle nuzzle. They had never seen a penguin before but seemed delighted to meet this one. The bird stayed with them for about an hour and then went on his way, back towards the ocean and his more typical penguin life.
Hamilton T. Bone, aka Hambone, was a famous US Army mule. He was known as “The Jumping Jackass”. He won many jumping events against horses both at the local and national level. He was eventually barred from horse competitions for being too good.He belonged to the 4th Field Artillery out of Camp Carson, Colorado. He supposedly served two tours over seas. He died in 1971 at the age of 39. Hambone was originally difficult and hard to train but eventually became a shining and popular star of the US Army.
King Neptune was a Hereford pig employed by a United States Navy recruiter, Don Lingle. Between 1942 and 1946 they raised $19 million in war bonds for the construction of the battleship Illinois. Neptune's parts were actioned off many times but he was never butchered, as he was a very popular pig. People enjoyed visiting with him. He attracted large crowds where ever he went. He died in retirement of pneumonia.
LeeRoy Brown was an adopted,alpine/boer goat. He walked from Seattle, Washington to Springfield, Ohio with his owner, Steve Westcott. LeeRoy died in Ohio after getting sick. They were on their way to New York city. Steve finished the cross-country trip in October 2016 with another goat named Miles and with LeeRoy's ashes in his pack.