Maybe it's the size of the soccer ball or simply Luk Chai's cuteness on his own, but are you really surprised that to see that this elephant won for the best zoo photos in 2009? He's hammin' it up for the camera with his ginormous toy to make him the best, and likely also one of the biggest, zoo posers this year! Born back in July at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, he may not be a star athlete but is a shining star in my eyes in the looks department.

Check out his kicking and climbing skills, along with bonus rope work and flower snacks, when you read more.