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Woo at the Zoo: Animals Win Hearts on Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Treats for Beluga Whales

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Valentine's Day is the perfect time to show you care, and zookeepers got into the spirit by showering their animals with special gifts and treats.

Here are some of the ways animals won hearts on Valentine's Day.

In the Name of Love

Georgia Aquarium Celebrates Valentine's Day

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Some of the Georgia Aquarium's Valentine's Day treats included red Jell-O molds, heart-shaped ice sculptures and special gift boxes full of clams, scallops and krill.

Splashing My Way to You

Bottlenose Dolphin with Valentine's Day Treat

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

A bottlenose dolphin at the Georgia Aquarium gets a heart-shaped treat for Valentine's Day.

A Full Heart

Beluga Whales with Valentine's Day Gift

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Beluga whales enjoy a special Valentine's Day gift at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Significant Otter

Valentine's Day at the Georgia Aquarium

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

A sea otter receives a special Valentine's Day present from animal keepers at the Georgia Aquarium.

An Otterly Good Time

Sea Otters with Valentine's Day Gifts

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Animal keepers made special heart-shaped ice sculptures for sea otters at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Whale You Be My Valentine?

Beluga Whale's Heart-Shaped Jello Treat

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

An animal keeper feeds a beluga whale a heart-shaped Jell-O treat at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

Be Mine!

Valentine's Day at the Georgia Aquarium

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Animals at the Georgia Aquarium were spoiled with special Valentine's Day treats.

All Together

Dolphins with Valentine's Day Goodies

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Aww! Dolphins at the Georgia Aquarium receive Valentine's Day goodies, including red, heart-shaped Jell-O treats.

Sharing is Caring

Tortoises Feast on Valentine's Day Treat

(Image credit: Jennifer Zoon, Smithsonian’s National Zoo)

Tortoises at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C. feast on a heart-shaped Valentine's Day treat.

Food Coma

Valentine's Day Treats for Sea Otters

(Image credit: Addison Hill/Georgia Aquarium)

Chomp! A sea otter at the Georgia Aquarium enjoys a variety of Valentine's Day treats.

Denise Chow
Denise Chow is the Assistant Managing Editor at Live Science. Before joining the Live Science team in 2013, she spent two years as a staff writer for, where she wrote about rocket launches and covered NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.