Do animals demonstrate any sort of accuracy-motivated play? (please provide examples!)
Consider most human sports and related hobbies. Most share the common goal of hitting a target or being accurate, and in the case of organized sports, points are typically awarded for being accurate. Archery, firearm past times, football, soccer, basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, billiards, bowling, darts, beer pong, horseshoes, and countless other examples all are based on competitive accuracy.
Humans seem to be obsessed with accuracy in our competitive past-times. Examination of more ancient sport interests demonstrate less preoccupation with accuracy (though of course there is variation between cultures -- see here or here, ), and perhaps just more with demonstrations of strength and dominance. However, competitive accuracy was alive and well in ancient times: boxing, sword fighting, lacrosse, hoop rolling, golf (and Chinese equivalent Chuiwan), and others already listed are just a few examples of accuracy games with more ancient origins. It seems, then, that the human species has had a fascination with accuracy for a long time.
However, do animals have the same (or really any) preoccupation with accuracy? I've seen countless examples of animals 'playing' or competing (e.g., pets & captive animals playing with toys & enrichment objects, young males of various taxa sparring or wrestling, whales playing with their food, monkeys sheep herding on dogs, etc.), but is there any evidence or example of wild animals playing 'games' based on accuracy?