Just like humans, many animals eagerly and naturally engage in play! Why? One prevailing theory is that play is preparation - As young animals play with each other and their surroundings, they are developing the skills and instincts necessary for survival. However, many scientists have observed that animals also play simply for the joy of it! This rings true for human children as well; play is a dynamic medley of life training, stress relief, and happiness.
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