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From President Adams's horse, Cleopatra, to President Obama's dog, Bo, presidential pets are treated like royalty at the White House. While most presidents have opted for the usual domesticated animals, others have welcomed more exotic creatures into the first family. John Quincy Adams, for instance, kept an alligator that is rumored to have lived in the White House bathroom, while President Martin Van Buren was presented with two rambunctious tiger cubs by the Sultan of Oman. Congress promptly sent them off to the zoo.
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