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Rags: World War I Dog Hero

Rags, who became a World War I dog hero, was originally just a stray pup picked up by a couple of American soldiers in July of 1918. James Donovan and George Hickman, part of the 1st Infantry Division, had been celebrating Bastille Day in a bar in the famous Montmartre section of Paris, when they stumbled on what they thought was a bundle of rags.

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Bear Cubs at the White House

[caption id="attachment_7336" align="alignright" width="281"]bear cubs Bear cubs like these were sent to the White House[/caption]

Two bear cubs were the most unusual animals to be in residence at the White House during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency (1801-1809).

The Delacorte Clock in Central Park Zoo

Delacorte monkeysThe Delacorte Clock in Central Park has been delighting families with its carousel of animals dancing to musical chimes since it was first created in 1965.

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