Our history has been linked with that of animals since the very beginning of human life on Earth. This bond has grown stronger and stronger over the centuries, and some creatures have become real animal celebrities. Some of them are famous because they supported their owners in the conquest of new lands or in great battles, such as HannibalÆs elephants. Others went down in history as true heroes in dangerous situations, such as the pigeon Cher Ami, that carried war orders right from the battle frontline.In this book youÆll read the true stories of these animals, and many others. At the very end, youÆll find a section dedicated to animals that never existed, but that are still part of our mythology and culture.