AN ORDINARY PIGEON kept by Mr. Ecgfrith Shoemaker can transform itself into a dove without breaking a sweat.

By turning his exercise wheel, a hamster named Charlie generates electric power for as many as half a million Duquesne Light customers in southern Pittsburgh and adjacent boroughs.

“Lambert,” a Siamese cat in Wolverhampton, Mass., has voted Socialist Workers in every election since 1998.

A squirrel in Sandusky, Ohio, knows every song Cole Porter ever wrote, but has never succeeded in teaching himself to sing.

A single alpaca named Manuel provides the raw material for all the Peruvian hats sold at street markets in the United States.