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There's nothing cuter than a baby animal frolicking and playing. But who says baby animals get to have all the fun?! Trace looks at the purpose of play in animals and shows us a hysterical video of an elk looking for a good time on a trampoline. Read More: Why do meerkat pups play? http://animal.discovery.com/mammals/meerkat-pup.htm "If you've ever played dodgeball, you may be familiar with that singular moment in which a red ball rapidly enters your peripheral vision." Prancing Primates, Turtle with Toys: It's More Than Just (Animal) Play http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=2874 "Play seems the simplest of joys. Our kids at some newly minted game at the beach. Fox cubs rolling and nipping. A kitten chasing a tinfoil ball. The child in all of us waiting to drop the burdens and have fun." Why do animals like to play? http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130109-why-do-animals-like-to-play/2 "It is easy to see that play may sometimes have a purpose that is perhaps masked by the lack of any adaptive or evolutionary function." Games Animals Play http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/games_animals_play "Happiness is never better exhibited than by young animals, such as puppies, kittens, lambs, and company, when playing together, like our own children," writes Charles Darwin in his 1872 classic, The Descent of Man." So You Think You Know Why Animals Play... http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2011/05/17/so-you-think-you-know-why-animals-play/ "The lush riverside vegetation sways as a herd of elephant wends its way between the broken pools. Standing at the top of an embankment, a half-grown male is watching a larger elephant trudge up the slope toward it." Watch More: How Animals See the World http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-360-animals-with-hi-def-vision TestTube Wild Card: http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-333-why-are-we-ticklish?utm_source=YT&utm_medium=DNews&utm_campaign=DNWC Are Bats and Dolphins Related? http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-566-echolocation ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com