Puddle Play

03/22/2010

Elk plays in puddle I love watching young animals playing and the videos below of young elk and moose frolicking in the water are no exception.  We often think that playing is something unique to humans, but these videos are great proof that "you and me baby, we ain't nothing but mammals" (to quote that Bloodhound Gang song). 

For mammals, play is a way for young individuals to practice the skills they need to survive, whether it's running, jumping, climbing, wrestling or socializing.  But beyond that, there's something oddly universal about the fun that play brings to young mammals, whether they are human or not.

 


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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