10 Wildlife Smooches for International Kissing Day

from Wildlife Promise

July 6th is International Kissing Day! (Yup. That’s a real thing and not something we made up in order to show you these photos.)

Humans like to show affection when we see our loved ones (or when British-invented holidays tell us to). Wildlife often have their own ways of expressing their love, though many appear to kiss just like us. To celebrate, here are just a few examples of wildlife caught in the act of smooching.

1. PDA (Penguin Displays of Affection.)

Photo by Kyle Marquardt.

Photo by Kyle Marquardt.

2. “Mo-ooom. Stop fawning all over me.”

Photo by Howard Cheek.

Photo by Howard Cheek.

 

3. SEALED with a kiss.

Seals snogging. Photo by Kathy Reeves.

Photo by Kathy Reeves.

4. Heartwarming Hippos….kinda.

Photo by William Warby.

Photo by William Warby.

5. Nothing like a peck from a puffin.

Photo by Ronald Schaefer.

Photo by Ronald Schaefer.

6. Prairie Dog ‘Pup’py Love

Photo by Warren Williams.

Photo by Warren Williams.

7. These Entangled Elephants

Photo by Jaun Del Gado De Torres.

Photo by Jaun Del Gado De Torres.

8. Flamingo Feelings

Look at the Love! Photo by Ilona Tongel.

Look at the Love! Photo by Ilona Tongel.

9. Llama Love.

Photo by Erin Carter.

Photo by Erin Carter.

10. Owls. Cuz they’re cute, ok?

Burrowing Owls

Photo by Sara Lopez


"Give me a kiss." Photo by Beth Wheatley.

“Give me a kiss.” Photo by Beth Wheatley.

Please do not kiss the wildlife. But you can show your affection for wildlife by supporting National Wildlife Federation. Happy Kissing!