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Enter types of animal (e.g. gerbil, kangaroo) not specific individuals (e.g. Laika).
Have been used for transport and hauling, to pull chariots, for cavalry, etc.
Used by many armies since ~1,100 BC for siege and mounts.
Used as mounts in desert regions.
Have been used to haul weapons in bad terrain.
Used to scare horses, or attack people, more recently as anti-tank bomb carriers.
According to Pliny the Elder, they were used to frighten elephants.
Aside from message carriers, the US used them in WWII to guide bombs.
They were used by the US to carry small incendiary bombs in WWII.
Used during the Song Dynasty in China to carry incendiary devices.
Used to detect mines, and used to conceal bombs by the British in WWII.
Used presently by the US, chiefly for mine clearance.
Used by the US, for mine clearance and and object recovery.
Used to control vermin on board ships.
Served as parachutes during the Spanish Civil War.
Timmy the tortoise, of the UK, served as a mascot in the Crimean War and also served in WWII.
Colonel-in-Chief Sir Nils Olav is mascot of the Kings Guard in Norway, and has even had a statue in his honour.
Lance Corporal William Windsor of the Royal Welsh 1st Battalion was demoted in 2006 for inappropriate behaviour at the Queen's birthday.
Wojtek, of the Polish II Corp, helped transport ammunition.
The Romans fired them into town by catapult!
Used to read maps in the trenches in WWI.
Deployed by the Germans in WWII to destroy French crops.
Used by various Air Forces to clear the sky of birds before take off.
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