You must be surprised to hear that the animals die being famous. But it is true that some animals die a heroic death and are remembered for life. There is not one, but a plethora of gravesites that are quite popular in the world. The brief of a few of the gravesites is present below for your insight.
Jim: the wonder dog
Jim was quite famous for his abilities, and his name was written in newspapers, magazines, and even in Ripley’s Believe It or Not. He was one extraordinary dog who could understand commands in more than one language and was excellent in identifying people. Jim was a Wonder Dog who died in 1937 at the age of 12. He had a great fan following. Jim’s fans dedicated an entire park in his name, near the site of Ruff Hotel, Marshall, with a bronze statue of him, to reminisce about him.
Ham: the chimpanzee
Ham was the first living being that went in the space, even before a human being. He was sent into space on January 31, 1961, as a part of NASA’s Project Mercury. The mission failed, and the craft almost drowned in the Atlantic ocean near the coast of Florida. Somehow, the drowning chimpanzee was rescued from the ship and survived. Apart from his days at NASA, he spent all his later, like in Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C, and the Nort Carolina Zoo. Later, he died in the year 1983, and his remains were sent to Alamogordo, where the U.S. Air Force first brought him. His body was buried in a grave at the New Mexico Museum of Space History.
Elsa: the lioness
The story of Elsa, the lioness, was scripted in a movie in the year 1966; by that time, it was the best selling book that laid a foundation for a couple of TV shows and movies. The golden-haired star is now buried in Meru National Park in Kenya. However, she lost her life in the arms of George Adamson (one of her parents) in the year 1961. Elsa was adopted as a cub by Adamson in 1959 because he shot her mother.
Elsa was the youngest, so she was not sent to the European zoo; however, both of her other sisters were sent to the zoo. After that, she was adequately trained for months and was released into the Meru forest. Later after some time, she returned to Adamson when she was about three years old and had her own three cubs. She passed away after two years due to a tic-born disease called babesiosis.
Keiko: the orca
He was a star of the film by Free Willy in the year 1993. The movie was about a boy who saves the life of an orca from captivity. It was all quite right in the case of Keiko as he has mostly spent all his life numerous aquariums ever since he was captured from the coast of Iceland in 1979.
He was released on the coasts of Iceland in 2002, and soon after that, he passed away in December 2003. He was 26 years old at the time of his death, which probably happened because of pneumonia. Some of his fans in Halsa dug a grave with machines and moved his body into the grave.