Source: Insider Monkey | All Things Michael
Have you ever wondered which are the world’s most famous animals? Some animals are cute, some are scary, some are endangered species and others are just ordinary. But there’s nothing ordinary about the animals on this list. Whether they are famous for their owners, their achievements, some controversy or a special trait, there’s no denying that they all are one-of-a-kind specimens.
However, their fame doesn’t necessarily mean that they are economically valuable. If you want to find out which are the Most Expensive Animals in the World just check out our list.
Are you curious about the world’s most famous animals? Let’s take a look at this animalistic celebrity countdown.
Knut was a polar bear that rose to fame back in 2006 when he was born in captivity at the Berlin Zoological Garden. Knut was rejected by his mother and hence raised by zookeepers, which brought along a lot of international controversy and attention. Finally, in 2011, Knut died at the age of four, but not before becoming a commercial success and a Berlin attraction.
9. Tinkerbell Hilton
Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua is probably one of the most famous dogs in the world. Tinkerbell was supposedly purchased by Hilton after she watched Legally Blonde, a well-known movie in which the protagonist had a similar pup. Paris Hilton takes Tinkerbell almost everywhere she goes, so you’ll see her dog on magazines, events, and even on her reality show.
8. Hamilton the Hipster Cat
Hamilton the Hipster Cat is a rescue kitty that became an Internet sensation because of his unusual moustache-looking white spot. Hamilton has a Facebook page, an Instagram account, and even his own line of products which includes calendars, tees, and greeting cards.
7. Bo Obama
Bo Obama could be introduced as the First Dog of the United States, since he is owned by the First Family of the United States, the Obamas. Bo is a Portuguese Water Dog who was joined in 2013 by a female pup of the same breed, named Sunny. Bo was chosen partly because Malia Obama’s allergies required a hypoallergenic breed.
Bubbles is a chimpanzee best known because he once was Michael Jackson’s pet. Jackson and Bubbles were inseparable; the chimp travelled with the singer, slept right next to him and even learned how to moonwalk. Finally, as Bubbles grew older he became more aggressive and had to be relocated to an animal sanctuary where he still lives today.
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