Our childhood fascination with wild animals never quite dissipates as we grow. The call of the wild is strong and there is nothing quite as beautiful as the diverse majesty of the animal kingdom. Rappers are no different. No matter how hard a rapper claims to be, nobody is immune to the sublime charms of animals. You only have to take a brief glimpse at any rapper's Instagram to find them posing with the noble tiger or the happy penguin to see rappers's hard exterior melt away.

Here are 16 photos of rappers posing with wild animals!

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