Josephine Baker Had a Cheetah Named Chiquita

Hypothetical question: if there were no negative consequences or laws against it, what animal on Earth would you most like to have as a pet? Don’t say a sloth. Here are some old photos of brave/ignorant souls and their exotic pets — now illegal in most states — including famouses like Audrey Hepburn and her pet deer (of course) and Salvador Dali and his pet anteater (of course).