World (of Animals) Cup!

 

The World Cup is in full swing and these cute critters have gone football crazy!

 

A young Rio Purrdinand goes for the goal:

Kittens Playing Soccer by Found Animals, on Flickr

 

Great save! Goalies in training:

 

Who knew elephants could make such great strikers?
South African Wildlife is preparing for by Shine 2010 - 2010 World Cup good news, on Flickr

 

This little cub is going to make a fierce defender some day…

 

…told you:

 

This dolphin is practising some dirty tricks. This one’s called the “Luis Suarez”:

 

It’s a particularly tough game when the ball is bigger than you are:

 

This pensive mandrill knows that victory requires tactics:

 

Football shmootball, it’s all about Wimbledon for this little guy:

Puppy by dgoomany, on Flickr

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If that wasn’t enough animal antics for you, check out this video of baby elephants playing football!