Congo – The Painter Chimpanzee

Congo was a Chimpanzee who loved to paint. His hobby made him an international sensation and his paintings also sold at a very high price. He was known to be involved with painting and not leave it until a painting wasn’t completed.

Congo Portrait


This is one of his paintings.



Bobbie – A Dog Of Exemplary Courage And Memory

Bobbie was a dog who covered more than 4000 kilometers to return to his master’s house in Oregon from Indiana.



This is a story of exemplary courage as Bobbie had to cross the whole of United States which meant crossing wild areas, forests , deserts etc. No one knows how he managed to come back to his master’s house in such short a time ( 6 months ). He was also very small at that time , only 2 years old. This points to us that the dog had an incredible memory and great inspiration.

Clever Hans – A Horse Who Could Solve Maths

Most of us dread maths. There is a striking story of a horse named Clever Hans who was trained by a psychologist named Wilhelm Von Osten. He was taught to do many things like :

  • Tell the time
  • Tell the dates of past and coming days.
  • Identify music notes ( because his master was a musician as well ).
  • Understand the German language.
  • And also solve some problems in Mathematics.

This is really mindblowing. This demonstrated that many mammals have sharp intellectual abilities.