Celebrities Touching Animals

A photo celebration

Here are Matthew Broderick, Miley Cyrus and all your favorite celebrities, laying hands on dogs, tigers, goats and (almost) a hippopotamus.

Anderson Cooper and a Llama

New York City, 2011.

Sylvester Stallone and a Koala

Melbourne, Australia, 1997.

Adam Sandler and a Walrus

Actor Adam Sandler touches a walrus during filming of the movie 50 First Dates. Vallejo, California, 2004.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and a Goat

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall rubs the ear of a goat. Hackney, England, 2009.

Barbara Cartland and a Pet Dog

At home in Hertfordshire, England, 1992.

Siegfried and Roy and a Tiger Cub

Las Vegas, 2009.

Matthew Broderick and a Horse

New York City, 2011.

Eleanor Roosevelt and a Terrier

Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her terrier, Fala. Circa 1950.

(Photo from the Franklin Roosevelt Library, via Wikimedia Commons.)

James Cromwell and a Woman and a Dog

Beverly Hills, California, 2005.

Harrison Ford and a Hippo

Harrison Ford is, perhaps fortunately, not quite touching a hippopotamus. Calista Flockhart and her son Liam look on. National Zoo, Washington DC, 2009.

Queen Elizabeth and a Dorgi

Queen Elizabeth II and her pet dorgi — a cross between a dachshund and a corgi. Badminton, England, 1976.

With her are the Queen Mother and (left) Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones.

Hayden Panettiere and a Puppy

London, 2010.

Uma Thurman and a Killer Whale

Actress Uma Thurman touches Shamu the Killer Whale at Sea World. San Diego, 2009.

Miley Cyrus and a Sister and a Maltipoo

Actress Miley Cyrus and her sister Noah (left) and a Maltipoo. Burbank, California, 2010.

Usain Bolt and a Cheetah

Nairobi, Kenya, 2009.

Michelle Obama and the First Dog

First Lady Michelle Obama, joined by children from Tubman Elementary School, touches Bo the Dog on the South Lawn of the White House. Washington, DC, 2011.

Jennifer Aniston and a Parrot

Television ad for SmartWater, 2011.

Paris Hilton and a Chihuahua

Socialite Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell, her Chihuahua. Los Angeles, 2009.

Oprah Winfrey and a Koala

Oprah Winfrey touches a koala for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Australia, 2010.

Elizabeth Taylor and a Collie

Elizabeth Taylor and movie star Lassie. Hollywood, 1946.

Ham and a Human

Celebrity astronaut Ham the Chimp touches a Homo sapiens. Florida, 1961.

Prince Harry and a Polo Pony

HRH Prince Harry grabs for his polo pony as he falls during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. New York City, 2010.

Cloris Leachman and Two Mutts

Barrington Dog Park, Los Angeles, 2004.

Emma Thompson and a Woolly Pig

Actress Emma Thompson not quite touching a woolly Mangalitsa pig. London, 2010.

Jerry Springer and a German Shepherd

London, late 1990s.

The dog is Oscar, who was a fixture around London’s Met Bar with his owner, Dennis Gill.

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