During the cold war, when navy divers repairing a whale enclosure heard a human-like voice saying “out, out, out,” and got out of the water to see nobody, they found out that a beluga whale named “Noc” had learned to mimic human speech and was trying to communicate with them.
Like humans, animals also have varying accents depending on locality and regions.
Google hired a camel to map a desert for Google Street View.
Leonardo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals at the market just to set them free.
A man rescued a dying crocodile, looked after it, tried to release the croc into the wild, but the croc kept coming back. The two became ‘best friends’ and for the next 20 years, Chito (man) used to get into the water to swim, kiss, hug, play with ‘Pocho’ the 5-meter, 450kg croc.
Congo, a chimpanzee who made over 400 paintings, would scream if a painting was taken away from him before he was finished.
Herodotus wrote about fuzzy, dog sized ants living in India which dug up gold to build ant hills. For centuries, people assumed it was made up. In the 1990s, scientist discovered a fuzzy marmot living in India that digs up gold whenever it burrows.