Lonesome George (c. 1912 - June 24, 2012) was the last Pinta Island Tortoise in existence. His subspecies was wiped out by invasive feral goats who devastated the native vegetation, leaving nothing for the tortoises to feed on. Found to be the only survivor of his kind, he was relocated from his native island in 1971 to the Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island where he stayed until he died of old age in 2012.
From David Attenborough’s encounter with Lonesome George in Life in Cold Blood. Official BBC Clip
A cancer sufferer travelled thousands of miles across China to buy a two-legged goat that walks on its hind legs because he admires its strong spirit. Wang Xinmin, who suffers from lymphoma, journeyed from his hometown in Fuyang in eastern China’s Anhui Province to buy the animal for 4,500 Yuan (£450) in Zhoukou in Henan Province. The 31-year-old made the decision after reading a newspaper report about how the goat had taught itself to walk after being born with only two hind legs.