President's best friend: White House pets

POSTED: 04:17 AM PDT Oct 26, 2012    UPDATED: 07:41 PM PST Feb 15, 2015 

In honor of Presidents Day, take a look at photos of first pets dating back to the late 1800s.

Archie Roosevelt on Algonquin the pony
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Archie Roosevelt, one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s sons, sits on Algonquin the pony. The Roosevelts also had several horses, five dogs, two cats, a badger, a number of guinea pigs, several snakes, a lion, a hyena, five bears, a zebra, two parrots and a few other animals.


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