From boxing gorillas to weightlifting squirrels, sporty animals show off their skills in these photos.

Commonwealth Games ready: From boxing gorillas to weightlifting squirrels, incredible images show sporty animals showing off their skills as the tournament gets underway in Birmingham.

  • These remarkable images capture animals from around the world displaying their athletic prowess.
  • They were caught on the eve of the Commonwealth Games, which are underway in Birmingham this weekend.
  • They include a photo of a pair of bear cubs holding onto a pair of bear cubs as they appear to compete in a boxing match.

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These stunning photos capture animals from around the world showing off their athletic prowess – including a weightlifting squirrel and a boxing gorilla.

Produced for the Commonwealth Games, which get underway in Birmingham this weekend, the images show various creatures apparently showing off their athletic prowess.

Among them is a stunning photo that captures a pair of bear cubs as they compete in a boxing match. The photo was taken by 60-year-old photographer Valtteri Mulkainen from Sutkumo, Finland.

Elsewhere, Indranil Dani photographed the Indian bullfrog as he apparently prepared for the Commonwealth Games by playing a game of leapfrog.

This Weightlifting Squirrel Shows Off Its Prowess In A Hilarious Photo Captured By Photographer Geert Wigan In A Forest Near His Home In Bispgarden, Sweden, As He Drops 'Barbells' Made From Nuts Into The Area. Was Given

This weightlifting squirrel shows off its prowess in a hilarious photo captured by photographer Geert Wigan in a forest near his home in Bispgarden, Sweden, as he drops ‘barbells’ made from nuts into the area. was given

These Amazing Photos Capture Animals From Around The World Showing Off Their Athletic Prowess - Including A Weightlifting Squirrel And A Boxing Gorilla (Pictured).

These Amazing Photos Capture Animals From Around The World Showing Off Their Athletic Prowess - Including A Weightlifting Squirrel And A Boxing Gorilla (Pictured).

These amazing photos capture animals from around the world showing off their athletic prowess – including a weightlifting squirrel and a boxing gorilla (pictured).

Behold The Prize!  Keaton The Police Horse, Who Worked With Lancashire Police, Is Seen Playing With His Football In This Adorable Picture.

Behold The Prize!  Keaton The Police Horse, Who Worked With Lancashire Police, Is Seen Playing With His Football In This Adorable Picture.

Behold the prize! Keaton the police horse, who worked with Lancashire Police, is seen playing with his football in this adorable picture.

Barcelona, ​​Spain-Based Photographer Nicolas Reusens Captured An Eagle That Appeared To Be Performing An Ice-Skating Routine As It Walked Across Icy Snow In An Undisclosed Location.

Barcelona, ​​Spain-Based Photographer Nicolas Reusens Captured An Eagle That Appeared To Be Performing An Ice-Skating Routine As It Walked Across Icy Snow In An Undisclosed Location.

Barcelona, ​​Spain-based photographer Nicolas Reusens captured an eagle that appeared to be performing an ice-skating routine as it walked across icy snow in an undisclosed location.

This Amazing Photo Captures A Pair Of Bear Cubs As They Compete In A Boxing Match.  This Photo Was Taken By 60-Year-Old Photographer Valtteri Mulcahinnen From Sutkumo, Finland.

This Amazing Photo Captures A Pair Of Bear Cubs As They Compete In A Boxing Match.  This Photo Was Taken By 60-Year-Old Photographer Valtteri Mulcahinnen From Sutkumo, Finland.

This amazing photo captures a pair of bear cubs as they compete in a boxing match. This photo was taken by 60-year-old photographer Valtteri Mulcahinnen from Sutkumo, Finland.

Elsewhere, Indranil Dani Snapped A Picture (Pictured Above) Of The Indian Bullfrog As He Apparently Dressed Up For The Commonwealth Games By Playing Leapfrog.

Elsewhere, Indranil Dani Snapped A Picture (Pictured Above) Of The Indian Bullfrog As He Apparently Dressed Up For The Commonwealth Games By Playing Leapfrog.

Elsewhere, Indranil Dani snapped a picture (pictured above) of the Indian bullfrog as he apparently dressed up for the Commonwealth Games by playing leapfrog.

A Squirrel Apparently Making A Long Jump.

A Squirrel Apparently Making A Long Jump.

A Dog Is Practicing His Tennis Skills By Holding A Blue Racket In His Mouth And Bouncing A Ball At It.

A Dog Is Practicing His Tennis Skills By Holding A Blue Racket In His Mouth And Bouncing A Ball At It.

A squirrel apparently makes a long jump, pictured on the left, while a dog shows off his tennis skills by holding a blue racket in his mouth and bouncing a ball at it.

Photographer Nicky Colmont Captured This Adorable Squirrel Hanging From A Tree At An Undisclosed Location, Apparently Performing Gymnastics.

Photographer Nicky Colmont Captured This Adorable Squirrel Hanging From A Tree At An Undisclosed Location, Apparently Performing Gymnastics.

Photographer Nicky Colmont captured this adorable squirrel hanging from a tree at an undisclosed location, apparently performing gymnastics.

Gooty, A Boston Terrier, Balances A Tennis Ball On His Head.

Gooty, A Boston Terrier, Balances A Tennis Ball On His Head.

Otter Eddie Shoots Hoops While Playing Basketball.

Otter Eddie Shoots Hoops While Playing Basketball.

Gooty, a Boston terrier, balances a tennis ball on his head, pictured left, while Otter Eddie shoots hoops while playing basketball, pictured right.

Golden Retriever Ricochet Is A Champion Surfer Who Puts Her Skills To Good Use On A Board By Teaching Disabled Children How To Surf In Southern California.

Golden Retriever Ricochet Is A Champion Surfer Who Puts Her Skills To Good Use On A Board By Teaching Disabled Children How To Surf In Southern California.

Golden retriever Ricochet is a champion surfer who puts her skills to good use on a board by teaching disabled children how to surf in Southern California.

This Amusing Photo Depicts Guinea Pigs Buster, Left, And Bingo, Right, Wearing Hats And Blowing Whistles With A Basketball At The Commonwealth Games, Held In Birmingham This Year.

This Amusing Photo Depicts Guinea Pigs Buster, Left, And Bingo, Right, Wearing Hats And Blowing Whistles With A Basketball At The Commonwealth Games, Held In Birmingham This Year.

This amusing photo depicts guinea pigs Buster, left, and Bingo, right, wearing hats and blowing whistles with a basketball at the Commonwealth Games, held in Birmingham this year.

Photographer Don Mcleish Was Amazed To See A Pair Of Playful Whales Synchronizing Off The Coast Of The Pacific Island Of Maui, Hawaii.

Photographer Don Mcleish Was Amazed To See A Pair Of Playful Whales Synchronizing Off The Coast Of The Pacific Island Of Maui, Hawaii.

Photographer Don McLeish was amazed to see a pair of playful whales synchronizing off the coast of the Pacific island of Maui, Hawaii.

Trying To Disrupt The Commonwealth Games?  This Incredible Photograph By Jeffrey Wu Captures A Cheeky Zebra Running And Leaping Over A Hyena.

Trying To Disrupt The Commonwealth Games?  This Incredible Photograph By Jeffrey Wu Captures A Cheeky Zebra Running And Leaping Over A Hyena.

Trying to disrupt the Commonwealth Games? This incredible photograph by Jeffrey Wu captures a cheeky zebra running and leaping over a hyena.

Fighting With Wild Animals: These Cheetah Cubs, Believed To Have Been Snapped By Photographer Clint Rolf In Kenya, Were Seen Fighting Each Other.

Fighting With Wild Animals: These Cheetah Cubs, Believed To Have Been Snapped By Photographer Clint Rolf In Kenya, Were Seen Fighting Each Other.

Fighting with wild animals: These cheetah cubs, believed to have been snapped by photographer Clint Rolf in Kenya, were seen fighting each other.

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