John Quincy Adams and Herbert Hoover both had pet alligators

Hoover’s son, Allen Henry Hoover, had 2 gators that the president sometimes let run around the White House grounds.

John Quincy Adams’ gator was a gift from the Marquis de Lafayette. Adams let it live in the bathroom.

But, neither of these eccentric presidential pet-owners hold a candle to Calvin Coolidge. In addition to his many dogs, Coolidge had a donkey, a bobcat, lion cubs, a bear, a wallaby, and a pygmy hippo (Picture).

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