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What animals were on the Nina when Christopher Columbus discovered the ''New World''?

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May 14, 2007 11:57PM

Life on board the Niña in 1492 was not for the light hearted. When the Niña left on any of her three voyages to the New World, her cargo hold was full of provisions, water, armaments. There were live animals ranging from horses, cows, pigs, and chickens. The four-legged animals were suspended in slings as the rolling motion of the vessel would have easily broken their legs. See the related link below for more information.