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PHOTO: Juvenile Hawks Make a Splash in Central Park Fountain

By Emily Frost | July 7, 2015 5:02pm

CENTRAL PARK — Toddlers aren't the only ones splashing around in Central Park this summer.

A pair of juvenile red-tailed hawks were spotted dabbling in one of the park's fountains this week.

A Central Park Conservancy supervisor Vi Ong noticed the pair taking a dip in the "whimsical water spray fountain" at the James Michael Levin Playground at East 76th Street Monday morning.

Ong captured photos of the birds laying in the fountain and spreading their wings to cool off.

"Kids will be kids," the Conservancy remarked.

Many of the young hawks in the park are descendants of Pale Male, the longtime Central Park hawk that has had different mates over the decades he's lived there.

The young hawks weren't the only creatures out and about Monday.

A turtle on a leash was spotted strolling through a flower bed on West 99th Street.