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Celebrities Befriending Exotic Animals: A Recent History

Been to the zoo recently? Ryan Gosling and Evan Rachel Wood have — they were spotted bonding with elephants and penguins in Cincinnati just this week. Meanwhile, Robert Pattinson was getting cozy with an alligator on the cover of Vanity Fair, and Penélope Cruz cuddled with a baby lamb in Japanese Vogue. In summary: Unusual animals — the kind usually found on safari, on at least on a farm — are all the rage with celebrities right now. Herewith, a brief tribute to the love that is possible between famous person and okapi (or the weird animal of your choosing).

Photo: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden