Wherever he went, Wojtek would attract attention and his antics would cause a sensation as he loved to entertain people. He made friends with a few of the other mascots including Kasha the monkey and Kirkuk the dog.
At one point, Wojtek was stung on the nose by a scorpion. The Company thought that he would not make it through, as Kirkuk the dog died from a scorpion sting. His close companion Henryk nursed him back to health and he did not leave his side for a couple of days. After he had recovered, he was back to his usual self.