Balto (1919 – March 14th, 1933) was a Siberian Husky sled dog who led his sled team on the final leg of the 1925 serum run to Nome. in which diphtheria antitoxin was transported from Anchorage, Alaska, to Nenana, Alaska, by train and then to Nome by dog sled to combat an outbreak of the disease. The run is commemorated by the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Balto was named after the Sami explorer Samuel Balto. He died at the age of 14.
- An animated film was made based on the event in 1995 entitled Balto. In the film Balto is shown as being half wolf and was voiced by Kevin Bacon