Several animals have achieved fame for traveling long distances, including a collie named Bobbie, who walked 2,500 miles in a successful effort to reunite with his family, and chimpanzee Ham, NASA's first astronaut, who reached suborbital flight in 1961. Among other travelers were a ship's cat called Trim who sailed around the world after a captain adopted him in 1799; Togo, a sled dog who guided a team 250 miles to Nome, Alaska, carrying lifesaving medicine; and Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon who saved the lives of American soldiers during World War I.

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