Silverton Bobbie, famous farm collie, walked 2551 miles home, alone, after getting lost on a cross-country, family vacation. In 1923 he accompanied his family on a vacation. Bobbie made his way East - from Oregon to Indiana - on a box mounted on the back of the family car. He got lost in Indiana as the family was leaving to return home. Bobbie managed to get back to his home in Silverton, Oregon in six months. He was emaciated and his paws were badly worn out. His family was ecstatic to have him home.
An odd song of a lone, unidentified whale was first picked up by U.S. Navy microphones in the Pacific ocean off the coast of California in 1989. The strange songs continue to be recorded. No one knows really who sings them. Marine biologists don't know if all the songs are even actually sung by just one whale. Many marine biologists believe them to be.
Old Douglas: died at the Battle of Vicksburg 1863
Old Douglas was a dromedary camel. He was the mascot and friend of the men in the 43rd Mississippi Infantry, which later became known as the Camel Regiment. He was part of the Confederate Army during the Civil War.
Cher Ami: died June 13, 1919
Cher Ami was a homing pigeon who served the United States army in France in 1918. One of her most extraordinary flights was at the battle of Argonne. Two homing pigeons had already been released by a battalion of the 77th Division in an effort to save themselves. The pigeons were shot down by the Germans who had the battalion surrounded. Cher Ami, the division's last pigeon, was released with the following note attached to her leg: