Gregory Sukhov takes his pet bear Mickey for a walk in Moscow c. 1963 (x)
Animals Acting Human, 1923-1956
Ever since photography began, the genre of animals acting human as been a popular novelty. There is something about animals mimicking human behavior that is just too cute. Whether its “Carrots” the rabbit firing table tennis balls from a toy cannon, a lamb and a cat playing checkers or a cat hanging rats like laundry, its hard not to smile.
Audrey Hepburn at the market with Ip the fawn, her co-star in Green Mansions.
Photographed by Bob Willoughby, 1958
Bettie Page at Africa USA in Florida, 1954. Photographed by Bunny Yeager.
Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) feeds a whale at Marineland, CA, 1965
Burlesque dancer Zorita, feeds her pet snake Elmer, New York, 1952