Animals and humans have always shared a special bond. We’ve always relied on animals for food, protection, transportation, and company. Over the past two centuries, many animals have even left their mark on history’s course. Let’s take a look at the top 20 world-famous animals.
Heidi The Opossum
Heidi the cross-eyed opossum was raised at a wild animal sanctuary in North Carolina before being placed at the Leipzig Zoo in Germany in 2011.
Heidi’s eye condition wasn’t harmful to her health. However, it did make her vulnerable in the wild. At the zoo’s tropical wildlife exhibit, living alongside two other opossums, Heidi was safe.
A Cross-Eyed Sensation
When photographs of Heidi were posted on the Internet, she swiftly became a sensation. A popular YouTube song was written about her, a line of stuffed animals was created, and she quickly gained over 300,000 followers on Facebook.
The cute cross-eyed opossum was even the star of a segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she predicted the winners of three Oscar categories. Sadly, on September 28, 2011, Heidi had closed her eyes forever.