A photo celebration
Here are Matthew Broderick, Miley Cyrus and all your favorite celebrities, laying hands on dogs, tigers, goats and (almost) a hippopotamus.
Actor Adam Sandler touches a walrus during filming of the movie 50 First Dates. Vallejo, California, 2004.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall rubs the ear of a goat. Hackney, England, 2009.
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her terrier, Fala. Circa 1950.
(Photo from the Franklin Roosevelt Library, via Wikimedia Commons.)
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.
Actress Uma Thurman touches Shamu the Killer Whale at Sea World. San Diego, 2009.
Actress Miley Cyrus and her sister Noah (left) and a Maltipoo. Burbank, California, 2010.
Socialite Paris Hilton and Tinkerbell, her Chihuahua. Los Angeles, 2009.
Oprah Winfrey touches a koala for The Oprah Winfrey Show. Australia, 2010.
Elizabeth Taylor and movie star Lassie. Hollywood, 1946.
Celebrity astronaut Ham the Chimp touches a Homo sapiens. Florida, 1961.
HRH Prince Harry grabs for his polo pony as he falls during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. New York City, 2010.
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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