Marjan: Marjan the one-eyed lion was brutally injured by a person who threw hand grenades into his cage in Kabul.
Cher Ami: Cher Ami is one of the most famous pigeons in the world.
Heidi: Heidi, quite simply, is a cross-eyed Opossum.
Unsinkable Sam: Sam the cat survived the sinking of one of the largest battleships in the German Navy.
Laika: Laika, the Dog was the first canine in space. Launched in the ill-fated Sputnik 2, Laika perished just six hours into the flight.
Punxsutawney Phil: Punxsutawney Phil is one of the world’s most famous rodents.
Lonesome George: Lonesome George was the last of his specific sub-species of the Giant Galapagos Tortoise.
Ham the Chimp: Ham the Chimp, named after the Holloman Aerospace Medical Centre was the first primate in space.