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Pets

This page is about animals that have names, and aren't (exclusively) dogs or horses. Strictly speaking, not all of them are actual pets.

For more general questions about animals that don't fit into Natural History, see Domestic Animals.

Michael Jackson's pet chimpanzee: born in 1983, bought by Jackson from a Texas research facility as an infant; sent to an animal trainer c. 2003, having become an agressive adult and unsuitable for domesticity; has lived in an ape sanctuary in Florida since 2005 (Jackson died in 2009 aged 50) Click to show or hide the answer
Pet cat of George Osborne's family: went missing in 2009, aged just a few months, but returned in 2012; served alongside Larry for a while as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office, but retired in 2014 Click to show or hide the answer
Name of P. T. Barnum's elephant, killed by a train in 1855 Click to show or hide the answer
Appointed Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office (the Downing Street cat) in 2011 Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Louis Stevenson's donkey in the Cevennes Click to show or hide the answer
Octopus that correctly predicted the results of all Germany's games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals Click to show or hide the answer
Appointed Chief Mouser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in April 2016 (named after a former Prime Minister, 1859–65) Click to show or hide the answer
Name of the groundhog that features in the annual Groundhog Day celebrations in Pennsylvania (name includes the name of the town) Click to show or hide the answer
The Clinton family's pets The cat Click to show or hide the answer
The dog Click to show or hide the answer
Edinburgh Zoo's pandas: English translations of their names Yang Guang (the male) Click to show or hide the answer
Tian Tian (the female) Click to show or hide the answer

Owned a cat named Harold Wilson (in the 1970s) Click to show or hide the answer
Owned two cats, named Hodge and Lily Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Official title of Humphrey, Sybil and Larry – the 'Downing Street Cats' Click to show or hide the answer
Dash the spaniel, Lory the parrot, Nero the greyhound and Hector the deerhound (these four painted by Landseer in 1837) and Noble the collie (died 1887) were among the favourite pets of Click to show or hide the answer

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