For at least two months, Thomas Jefferson kept two grizzly bear cubs in a cage on public view at the White House. Here’s the full story.
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President Thomas Jefferson had several mockingbirds, but Dick — the only one he mentions by name — appears to have been his favorite at the White House.
Andrew Jackson named one of his favorite horses, Sam Patch, after one of America’s first celebrities.
A Shetland sheepdog named Diana always got dirty at the White House — so much that President Calvin Coolidge’s wife renamed the dog Calamity Jane.
President Rutherford B. Haye’s dog Duke was probably the first mastiff many Americans had ever seen.
A new book reveals that royal dogs in China were leaders in fashion more than 100 years ago.
Did you know Andrew Jackson had a disagreement over this famous racehorse that led the future president to fight in a deadly duel?