A man rescued a crocodile and they became inseparable best friends.
Bonobos are a relative of chimpanzees that have developed a ridiculously peaceful culture because of their incredibly frequent sex including their use of sex as a greeting, a means to form social bonds and as conflict resolution.
A chimpanzee named Santino was known to collect rocks and pieces of concrete in the hour before his exhibit opened. Come showtime, he would hurl the dessert plate-sized rocks at zoo patrons.
After the extinction of the dinosaurs, there was a turtle that was the size of a car and could eat crocodiles.
The largest centipede which ever existed was tall enough to rear up and look a human in the eyes.
Freckles, a goat in Utah, was implanted with spider genes as an embryo to produce spider silk proteins in her milk which is used to make “biosteel,” a material stronger than kevlar.
The Pittsburgh Press reports on Sep 14, 1928 that “a short time after a peddler and his wife had been murdered and robbed on a road near Soldin, in Brandenburg, a farmer’s horse died on the same spot. When the horse reached the scene of the murder he stopped, whinnied and dropped dead“.
There is a species of deer in Germany who won’t cross the border where the Iron Curtain once stood, even though that border has been gone physically for 20 years.
There have been numerous mysterious underwater noises picked up by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA);“The Bloop” is one of them. The Director of the NOAA at the time of the recording of “The Bloop” speculated that the noise was indeed from an animal, although the noise was much louder than the loudest animal noise, that of the largest animal known to exist-the 100 ft. blue whale. That would mean some unknown creature likely larger than what we think is the largest animal is out there lurking in the unchartered abyss.
A family in Texas in 1953 had a pet lion named Blondie. They never had any incidents with her and she died of old age, as a beloved member of the family.