10 Of The Weirdest Pets Kept At The White House

Algonquin the Pony

Archie Roosevelt, the son of Theodore Roosevelt, also lived in the White House with his father. One day, Archie decided he wanted a pony, so the president bought him one. Algonquin was a calico pony that roamed the grounds freely.

Grizzly Bears

Back in 1803, Thomas Jefferson ordered a couple of explorers to discover what type of beasts were within the Louisiana Purchase. They returned with two grizzly bears, both of which Jefferson kept at the White House in small cages.