Zoo keepers in England had to learn French in order to speak to baboons coming from a French zoo, because the animals didn’t respond to English commands.
There is a complete ban on women, and even female animals, entering the peninsula of Mount Athos in Greece, due to the peninsula being home to 20 monasteries.
An Elephant, Kosik, can speak 5 words in Korean, “sit, no, yes and lie down.” He creates the words by putting his trunk in his mouth and vibrating it. He is the only elephant scientifically proven to speak human words.
“Judas” goats helped eradicate invasive goats in the Galápagos Islands. These goats are sterilized, GPS tracked, and given hormones to attract other goats so that armed hunters could kill all the goats from a helicopter, but leave the Judas goats alive so they could be used to find more goats.
15 monkeys escaped a primate research center in Japan by using trees as catapults over a five-meter high electric fence and afterwards were lured back with peanuts.
A local fisherman in Costa Rica nursed a crocodile back to health after it had being shot in the head, and released the reptile back to its home. The next day, the man discovered “Pocho” had followed him home and was sleeping on the mans porch. For 20 years Pocho became part of the mans family.
In 2001, a lion cub, bear cub and tiger cub were found neglected in a drug dealer’s basement. They have lived together ever since they were adopted by a sanctuary and are considered inseparable because of strong friendship.