Weird Nature

13 Heroic Military Animals You Had No Idea Existed

Everyone knows their pet would stand beside them in their time of need, but what if they went above and beyond? History is full of decorated war animals who risked life and limb by sticking by the sides of the soldiers who needed them most. 

These animal war heroes have all been distinguished for going beyond the call of duty and saving human lives, solving impossible challenges, and working their way into the hearts of the soldiers they served with. They performed their jobs with the utmost bravery and conviction, and have been honored with numerous titles and commendations. These are the most decorated war animals that saved the day, animals who exemplified their countries and will be remembered for their honorable actions.