MNN Galleries

10 animals that learn through play

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

Photo: BBC Earth

5 of 11

Red lechwe

It’s clear to see that the red lechwe of Botswana enjoy running and jumping for fun. However, for survival they rely on swimming — choosing to take to the water rather than trying to outrun a pursuer.