Found only on the
Island of Hispaniola they are between 11 - 13 inches on average, with tails around 25cm in length. They are covered in a brown / red fur, except on the legs, underbelly, ears and nose.
Being Solenodon’s, they are venomous, as well as nocturnal. They burrow and survive on a diet of insects.
In 1984, all Koko the gorilla wanted for Christmas was her own pet cat. When she was given a toy cat instead, she refused to play with it and signed the word “sad” until they finally gave her a real one.
George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy. The terrier of a British general was found wandering the battlefield, and Washington ordered a cease fire. The US waved a truce flag, and both sides stopped shooting until the dog was successfully returned to the British commander. Source