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With the summer holiday season on the horizon, here's a gallery of fun images of young animals at play, with or without parental supervision, which might get you in the mood for some summer recreation.
African elephant young playing together{Loxodonta africana} Etosha NP, Namibia  -  Laurent Geslin
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Laurent Geslin / African elephant young playing together{Loxodonta africana} Etosha NP, Namibia
Two Giant Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) play fighting, Wolong China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda within Wolong Reserve, Sichuan Province, China 2006  -  Pete Oxford
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Pete Oxford / Two Giant Pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) play fighting, Wolong China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda within Wolong Reserve, Sichuan Province, China 2006
Two Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) cubs fighting, Suomussalmi, Finland, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Two Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) cubs fighting, Suomussalmi, Finland, July 2008
Pair of Arctic foxes (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) one adult in its winter coat and one pup in its summer coat, play vigorously on the pack ice, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, O...  -  Steven Kazlowski
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Steven Kazlowski / Pair of Arctic foxes (Vulpes / Alopex lagopus) one adult in its winter coat and one pup in its summer coat, play vigorously on the pack ice, 1002 area of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska, O...
Two Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) play fighting,  Churchill, Hudson Bay, Canada. October  -  Inaki Relanzon
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Inaki Relanzon / Two Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) play fighting, Churchill, Hudson Bay, Canada. October
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Topi calves play fighting, Masai Mara, Kenya  -  Peter Blackwell
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Peter Blackwell / Topi calves play fighting, Masai Mara, Kenya
Two African lion cubs (Panthera leo) playing on a road in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana.  -  Christophe Courteau
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Christophe Courteau / Two African lion cubs (Panthera leo) playing on a road in the Kalahari Desert, Botswana.
Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks playing with a piece of ice as they wait for their next meal. Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, October.  -  Bryan and Cherry Alexander
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Bryan and Cherry Alexander / Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) chicks playing with a piece of ice as they wait for their next meal. Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, October.
Rough-toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) playing with monofilament fishing line which is hanging from FAD - Fish Aggregation Device, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean.  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Rough-toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) playing with monofilament fishing line which is hanging from FAD - Fish Aggregation Device, Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean.
Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) pup playing with kelp stem in coastal waters, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) pup playing with kelp stem in coastal waters, Guadalupe Island Biosphere Reserve, off the coast of Baja California, Mexico, March
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) rolling on back playing in water, Tanzania  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) rolling on back playing in water, Tanzania
Playful young Sumatran Orang utan under leaf shelter {Pongo abelii} Gunung Leuser NP, Sumatra, Indonesia  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Playful young Sumatran Orang utan under leaf shelter {Pongo abelii} Gunung Leuser NP, Sumatra, Indonesia
RF- Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) rolling in  grass. Endangered species. Captive, Apenheul zoo, the Netherlands. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty fre...  -  Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / RF- Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) rolling in grass. Endangered species. Captive, Apenheul zoo, the Netherlands. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty fre...
Young Chimpanzee hanging upside down in tree {Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii} Gombe NP, Tanzania. 2002  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Young Chimpanzee hanging upside down in tree {Pan troglodytes schweinfurtheii} Gombe NP, Tanzania. 2002
Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juveniles playing at the top of a tree, Shodoshima, Japan  -  Yukihiro Fukuda
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Yukihiro Fukuda / Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) juveniles playing at the top of a tree, Shodoshima, Japan
Juvenile orang utan (Pongo abelii) swinging upside down from liana, Gunung Leuser NP, Sumatra, Indonesia  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Juvenile orang utan (Pongo abelii) swinging upside down from liana, Gunung Leuser NP, Sumatra, Indonesia
Two young Olive baboons {Papio anubis} playing with each other in the Upper Masai Mara GR, Kenya  -  Mary McDonald
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Mary McDonald / Two young Olive baboons {Papio anubis} playing with each other in the Upper Masai Mara GR, Kenya
African lion {Panthera leo} young cub, two months old, playing with mother's tail, Masai Mara GR, Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African lion {Panthera leo} young cub, two months old, playing with mother's tail, Masai Mara GR, Kenya
African lion (Panthera leo) adolescents play fighting, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. April.  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African lion (Panthera leo) adolescents play fighting, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. April.
Lion cubs playing Masai Mara Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Lion cubs playing Masai Mara Kenya
African lion {Panthera leo} cub playing with sleeping lioness' ear, Masai Mara GR, Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African lion {Panthera leo} cub playing with sleeping lioness' ear, Masai Mara GR, Kenya
Cheetah cubs playing near mother {Acinonyx jubatus} Masai Mara, Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Cheetah cubs playing near mother {Acinonyx jubatus} Masai Mara, Kenya
Two Lynx (Lynx lynx) cubs playing, captive  -  Edwin Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / Two Lynx (Lynx lynx) cubs playing, captive
Wild cat (Felis silvestris) two kittens playing on tree trunk in forest, Germany. Captive  -  Philippe Clement
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Philippe Clement / Wild cat (Felis silvestris) two kittens playing on tree trunk in forest, Germany. Captive
Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing in grass, Vosges, France, April  -  Fabrice Cahez
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Fabrice Cahez / Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing in grass, Vosges, France, April
Two Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing with mother, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, June  -  George Sanker
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George Sanker / Two Red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing with mother, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, June
Cape fox cubs (Vulpes chama) play-fighting, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa  -  Ann & Steve Toon
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Ann & Steve Toon / Cape fox cubs (Vulpes chama) play-fighting, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape, South Africa
Black bear (Ursus americanus) cubs, male and female, one black the other brown, playing roughly, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, May  -  George Sanker
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George Sanker / Black bear (Ursus americanus) cubs, male and female, one black the other brown, playing roughly, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, May
Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) cubs fighting while playing, Suomussalmi, Finland, July 2008  -  Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) cubs fighting while playing, Suomussalmi, Finland, July 2008
RF- Two Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) cubs play fighting, Suomussalmi, Finland. July. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Wild  Wonders of Europe / Widstrand
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Wild Wonders of Europe / Widstrand / RF- Two Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) cubs play fighting, Suomussalmi, Finland. July. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Polar bear lying on back playing with twig {Ursus maritimus} Canada Churchill,  -  Staffan Widstrand
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Staffan Widstrand / Polar bear lying on back playing with twig {Ursus maritimus} Canada Churchill,
Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) juvenile hanging from branch, USA  -  Visuals Unlimited
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Visuals Unlimited / Common Raccoon (Procyon lotor) juvenile hanging from branch, USA
Rock hyrax with young climbing on back {Procavia capensis} Serengeti NP, Tanzania, East Africa  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Rock hyrax with young climbing on back {Procavia capensis} Serengeti NP, Tanzania, East Africa
Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing and jumping. UK, August.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing and jumping. UK, August.
Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing, leaping in air. UK, August.  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / Two European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) young playing, leaping in air. UK, August.
Himalayan Marmots (Marmota himalayana) play-fighting, Ladakh, India  -  Bernard Castelein
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Bernard Castelein / Himalayan Marmots (Marmota himalayana) play-fighting, Ladakh, India
Young African elephants with trunks entwined, Masai Mara, Kenya  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / Young African elephants with trunks entwined, Masai Mara, Kenya
Juvenile Rocky Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus) playing on the top of a rocky outcrop. Rocky Mountain national Park, Colorado, USA  -  Charlie Summers
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Charlie Summers / Juvenile Rocky Mountain Goats (Oreamnos americanus) playing on the top of a rocky outcrop. Rocky Mountain national Park, Colorado, USA
African elephant infants (Loxodonta africana) play fighting. Masai Mara Nationa Reserve, Kenya. February  -  Anup Shah
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Anup Shah / African elephant infants (Loxodonta africana) play fighting. Masai Mara Nationa Reserve, Kenya. February
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RF- Two Grey wolf (Canis lupus) cubs play-fighting, captive. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Edwin  Giesbers
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Edwin Giesbers / RF- Two Grey wolf (Canis lupus) cubs play-fighting, captive. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Bat-eared fox {Otocyon megalotis} 7-months pups playing, Masai Mara Triangle, Kenya  -  Suzi Eszterhas
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Suzi Eszterhas / Bat-eared fox {Otocyon megalotis} 7-months pups playing, Masai Mara Triangle, Kenya
European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing outside earth, UK (non-ex)  -  Andy Rouse
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Andy Rouse / European red fox (Vulpes vulpes) cubs playing outside earth, UK (non-ex)
Two Antarctic Fur Seals (Arctocephalus gazella) pups playing in surf. Gold Harbour, South Georgia, South Atlantic.  -  Nick Garbutt
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Nick Garbutt / Two Antarctic Fur Seals (Arctocephalus gazella) pups playing in surf. Gold Harbour, South Georgia, South Atlantic.
Bottlenose dolphins leaping at sunset {Tursiops truncatus} Caribbean.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Bottlenose dolphins leaping at sunset {Tursiops truncatus} Caribbean.
Atlantic spotted dolphins in mock combat {Stenella frontalis} Bahamas, Caribbean ~(Non-ex).  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Atlantic spotted dolphins in mock combat {Stenella frontalis} Bahamas, Caribbean ~(Non-ex).
Large group of Californian sealions (Zalophus californianus) swimming and playing underwater, Anacapa Island, California, Pacific Ocean  -  Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Large group of Californian sealions (Zalophus californianus) swimming and playing underwater, Anacapa Island, California, Pacific Ocean
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