Over the years, people have received heroic service from countless animals, many of which were later stuffed by their grateful owners. Taxidermied animals now on display include Barry, a St. Bernard mountain-rescue dog known for licking people to help warm them up; Cher Ami, a messenger pigeon that helped save a battalion of U.S. troops during World War I; and Comanche, a horse that survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn.

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