These Adorable Photos Prove How Much Queen Elizabeth II Loves Animals

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Queen Elizabeth is known for her love of all different types of animals. She has even received some bizarre exotic animals as gifts over the years. Check out these photos and fun facts about Queen Elizabeth loving her animal friends and learn which animals she has received as gifts. Some may surprise you.

The Queen started riding horses at age three and actually received five horses as a gift to commemorate her Coronation in 1953. She also owned racehorses.

The Queen is reunited with one of her former racehorses, Quadrille, retrained at #Newmarket. Her Majesty is officially opening the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.

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Horses are the most normal animals she has received as gifts. Other animals include kangaroos, black swans, an elephant, black jaguars, tortoises, a crocodile, and mini-hippos.

The Queen, Patron of The Zoological Society of London, feeds an elephant at Whipsnade Zoo Today The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, is visiting @zslwhipsnadezoo to officially open the new Elephant Centre. The Queen also met baby elephant 'Elizabeth' who was named to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th Birthday in 2016. 📷PA

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Most of the animals were moved to the ZSL London Zoo so they could receive proper care. We bet The Queen loves to go visit her animal friends at the zoo. She loved the zoo as a child too. Check out this photo of her visiting the penguins with her sister in 1938.

#ThrowbackThursday to The Queen (left) and her sister, Princess Margaret (centre), visiting the penguins at @zsllondonzoo in 1938. Today The Queen will visit London Zoo with The Duke of Edinburgh to open the Land of the Lions exhibit. Land of the Lions will form a new breeding centre for a group of endangered Asiatic lions, of which only 500 remain in their natural habitat, the Gir Forest of Western India. 📷 Press Association

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The Queen grew up with animals and loves dogs. Here she is with her beloved dog Dookie in 1936. What a sweet photo!

The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) pictured with her dog Dookie in 1936. This afternoon, Her Majesty will open the new kennels at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Copyright Royal Collection Trust/All rights reserved

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She still has many dogs to this day. She loves corgis especially and has bred them over the years. How sweet are they posing with The Queen on her birthday a few years ago? She also loves to give them silly names.

Here are the names of her dogs over the years: Monty, Susan, Holly, Emma, Linnet, Noble, Willow, Heather, Candy, Sugar, Foxy, Bushy, Brush, Honey, Whisky, Sherry, Vulcan, Cider, Berry, Flash, Spick, Span, Tiny and Bisto Oxo.

Which one do you love and which names do you think are a bit out there?

The Queen is 90! #HappyBirthdayYourMajesty #Queenat90 The Queen with her beloved pets Willow, Vulcan, Candy and Holly at #WindsorCastle

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What do you think about The Queen’s love of animals? Which animals are your favorites?

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