McQuillan, Ern, 1926-. Alfred Hitchcock with a koala bear at the Sydney Zoo during one of his many his visits to Australia to promote one of his classical movies, 1960. Used with permission.
Salvador Dali walking his pet anteater. Unknown source. (Do you know who owns this image? Let me know!)
Beatrix Potter, age 25, with her rabbit Benjamin Bouncer. 1891. (Unknown source. Do you know who owns this photo?)
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Jason G. Goldman
Jason G. Goldman is a science writer based in Los Angeles. He writes about human and animal behavior, wildlife biology, ecology and conservation for Scientific American, the BBC, Earth Touch, Conservation magazine and elsewhere. He completed his PhD studying avian cognition at the University of Southern California and is editor of Science Blogging: The Essential Guide (Yale University Press, 2016). He is also completely obsessed with raccoons.