Throughout history, animals have been treasured by people. Who doesn't get teary-eyed at the story of Bambi or Old Yeller? As much as we love the fictional stories, there are many true historical four-legged critters. Read about the animals who befriended some historical figures from around the world.
The story goes that the boy Prince, Alexander of Macedonia was wit his father when horse traders brought livestock for King Phillip to see. One of the horses was a fantastic black stallion. No one could handle the horse and it injured several people. Phillip told the merchants to destroy the dangerous animal. Young Alexander spoke out, bragging that he could ride the horse. The Prince had seen how shadows bothered the horse so he turned the stallion around and leaped aboard. From that day froward, Bucephalus was Alexander’s primary warhorse. It was said Bucephalus was fearless. The stallion was killed during the Battle of the Hydaspes. A grief-stricken Alexander named Bucephalus after his beloved mount.