SI Swimsuit Models and Exotic Animals Have Always Been a Perfect Match

See our 10 favorite moments with exotic animals stealing the spotlight from gorgeous SI Swimsuit models. 
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Lions. Cheetahs. Koala bears. And pythons. Is there an exotic animal that hasn't landed on the pages of SI Swimsuit? 

Over the course of our 53-year history, we've shot in some of the most beautiful places in the world with hands-down the most beautiful women in the world. But what about the wildlife in those places? We couldn't leave them out! 

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From Heidi Klum lying on the back of an elephant in 2000 to Kate Bockposing with an iguana this past year, it was a real challenge to narrow it down to our 10 favorite SI Swimsuit/animal shots. Watch the video above to see which of our furry (and not so furry) friends made the cut!

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