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10 animals that learn through play

By: Meredith Darlington on March 28, 2011, 3:48 p.m.

Photo: BBC Earth

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Humpback whale

Humpback whales are well-known for their love of diving, breaching and general acrobatics. But did you know that there’s a considerable number of marine animals that enjoy the whales' behavior, too? Dolphins and pilot whales are two that appreciate these gentle giants, swimming and playing alongside them for no other reason than the joy of each other’s company.