|During their times exploring the Gobi Desert, the men befriended many animals. Granger had two red-billed crows as pets. Shackleford had a pet hedgehog. They also adopted an antelope, some eagle chicks and a wild ass. Andrews found a baby vulture and that became his pet. The bird, named Connie, was quite adept at communicating with Andrews; often yanking on Roy’s pant leg to indicate that he wanted water!