President Theodore Roosevelt:
Our 26th President had more animals than the White House had ever seen.
Along with his bear, badger, dogs, and hens he had five guinea pigs, all with rather peculiar names.
President Theodore Roosevelt had guinea pigs named Admiral Dewey, Dr. Johnson, Bishop Doane, Fighting Bob Evans, and Father O’Grady.
Queen Elizabeth I:
As the early European’s returned from South America, they brought with them guinea pigs.
One of the earliest owners was Queen Elizabeth I and her children who also attributed to the increase of popularity in the guinea pig.
A portrait of Elizabethan children was found and dated to have been painted around 1580.
It can now be found at the National Portrait Gallery in central London.
Rodney from Dr. Dolittle:
The movie Dr. Dolittle was released June 3, 1998 starring Eddie Murphy as the veterinarian who can talk to animals.
In the movie, the second animal Dr. Dolittle realizes he can talk to is a guinea pig named Rodney, played by the actor Chris Rock.
Rodney is the pet to the Doctor’s daughter Maya in the film.
Elliot the police guinea pig
Elliot was a guinea pig that was the first guinea pig to work for the police. He worked for the NZ (new zealand) police.
Constable Elliot became popular online when the NZ police posted pictures of him wearing a miniature police uniform on their social media. Sadly, Elliot passed away from a disease at four years old.
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