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The bear, named Wojtek, reportedly even fought alongside his fellow Polish soldiers at the savage Battle of Monte Cassino in the spring of 1944, carrying heavy crates of mortar shells. With the approval of the Polish high command, the company's emblem was then changed to one showing a bear carrying a massive artillery shell. After the war, Wojtek lived in Edinburgh Zoo until his death in 1963. Books, statues and even a documentary keep the memory of his unique service alive.

Two dapper men in Lincoln, Nebraska: Historic photographs of black Lincolnites in the early 1900s — taken by a black photographer — will hang in the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington.

from The Crazy Tourist

17 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Ohio

Underwater viewing area of polar bears in Polar Frontier at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium!

Nell Dorr. (CB: Chicken/Cock/Hen's Chicken Wisdom Includes: Power of voice; Understanding language; Pecking out the answers that escape others; Awakening powers at sunrise; Protection of family and community; Hearing your inner voice)

from Mail Online

How a lion and tiger cub are best of friends at Japanese zoo

Hug me! African Safari has a petting zoo where visitors can actually have their pictures taken with furry creature - for now