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Which animals other than horses have been used to deliver the mail?

Learn about the animals that have delivered mail.

Cats are perhaps too independent to take orders. [©Shutterstock, 2010]
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Cats are perhaps too independent to take orders.

During the 19th century, cows hauled mail wagons in some German towns. In Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, camels were used. In Russia and Scandinavia, reindeer pulled mail sleighs. The Belgian city of Liége even tried cats, but they proved to be unreliable.

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