Tales of Famous Animals

The White House alligator and other high-profile pets in 20 cool stories with great colour pictures. From animal life-savers to brave war horses, meet some amazing animals who made their mark on the past. You’ve probably heard of President Obama’s first dog Bo. But now you can meet President Adams’ pet alligator, which he kept in the White House. There’s Koko the gorilla, who showed the language potential of apes by learning the meaning of 2000 words and 1000 signs. And Balto the heroic sled dog, whose epic journey across Alaska delivered medicine that saved a whole town’s children from a deadly sickness.

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