Israel-related animal conspiracy theories exist in some countries. Sharks, vultures, boars, rats, and dolphins are among the animals Israel allegedly uses against others.
In 2015 at least 120,000 saiga antelopes died mysteriously en masse. This corresponds to about 50% of the entire population of these rare animals.
Wildlife researchers around the world have caught deer on film eating birds, in some cases “actually eating living baby birds right out of the nests”.
Ken Allen (1971–2000), an orangutan at the San Diego Zoo, not only did he escape 3 times, his peers began following his example & escaped too. He outwitted zookeepers even when they posed as visitors. During his escapes, Ken would “peacefully stroll around the zoo looking at other animals.”
A bonobo named Kanzi once asked for “fire” and “marshmallows” using lexigrams while on a hike in the woods. His trainer gave him matches and some marshmallows and he broke twigs, made a fire, and roasted the marshmallows over it.
Hermann Goering banned vivisection and announced an end to the “unbearable torture and suffering in animal experiments” and said that those who “still think they can continue to treat animals as inanimate property” will be sent to concentration camps.
A NASA scientist conducted a tongue-in-cheek experiment to see what animals drivers are more likely to hit, he placed rubber fakes on the side of the road and found that 6% of drivers intentionally swerve to hit them, tarantulas being hit the most.
During a 1964 hoax, a Swedish journalist exhibited paintings done by a chimpanzee under the name Pierre Brassau. The journalist was testing whether critics could tell the difference between true avant-garde modern artwork and a chimp’s work. They could not, and in fact, praised the works.
Washoe, a chimpanzee, was taught sign language. When one of her trainers returned after a while away Washoe was initially dismissive of her, but when the trainer signed “My baby died”, Washoe signed “cry” and mimicked a tear running down her face.
Emily the cow escaped from a slaughterhouse minutes before her turn at the abattoir, wandered for 40 days eluding capture, went on to live for 8 more years before getting a memorial on her grave.