Several characters are said to "have a way with animals," or some variation thereof.
Freddie says he has always loved animals, their nature, and how they think. He says he used to raise rabbits, and has watched dogs reason their way out of "the trickiest situations."
Smithy is hired by the circus to "take care for the animals." "It was said that I have a way with animals," he adds. He is seen taking care of the horses.
Street Person #2 says of Niko, "There are those who are good with animals. Who have a way with animals." Niko has a pet monkey.