Facts about animals

In 1925 a deadly diphtheria epidemic strikes down the city of Nome, Alaska and the highly contagious disease, which already claimed lives, threatens to quickly spread to all of the children in Nome.
The only hope for them was an anti-toxin. Unfortunately, due to extreme winter conditions it was impossible for any airplanes or ships to get to Nome and bring them the anti-toxin. When everything seemed to be lost, a solution takes shape: to transport the anti-toxin using a relay of dog sled teams. But under the pressure of time and long distance this seemed rather an impossible mission. Continue reading

On 3 November 1957, Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow became the first living creature to orbit the Earth, paving the way for human spaceflight.
She was launched on a one-way trip into outer space, on board of Sputnik 2. As the world watched and waited for news of Laika’s condition, the Soviet Union announced that a recovery plan had not been established for Laika. With only 3 weeks to create the new spacecraft, the Russians didn’t have time to create a way for Laika to make it home. The plan was for Laika to die in space. Continue reading