Pets & Animals

18 of this week's best animal photos


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    Fancy flamingos, the annual zoo inventory in England, a very talented sea lion and more of this week's best animal photos

  • Image: A long-eared owl sits on a branch of a pine tree at an equestrian center in Cagnoncles near Cambrai, northern France

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    Camouflaged

    A long-eared owl sits on the branch of a pine tree at an equestrian center in Cagnoncles, France on Jan. 5.

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    Cruching numbers

    A black-capped squirrel monkey bites an abacus during the annual zoo inventory in London, on Jan. 5.

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    Sign on the dotted line

    A zookeeper holds a baby Philippine crocodile during the annual zoo inventory in London, on Jan. 5.

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    Line up!

    A London Zoo employee holds a fish to bait penguins to get together for the annual zoo inventory in London, on Jan. 5.

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    What are you looking at?

    A Sumatran tiger looks at visiting children during the London Zoo's annual zoo inventory in London, on Jan. 5.

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    Serene swimmer

    A penguin swims during the London Zoo's annual zoo inventory in London on Jan. 5.

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    Pretty in pink

    Flamingos stand in their enclosure during the London Zoo's annual zoo inventory in London on Jan. 5.

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  • Image: A woman takes her souvenir picture with a white fox in front of ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights during the opening day of the 31st Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin

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    Fox fondle

    A woman takes a photo with a white fox in front of ice sculptures illuminated by colored lights during the opening day of the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in the northern city of Harbin, China on Jan. 5.

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    Bird snack

    A great tit picks up sunflower seeds from a plastic bottle bird feeder in Hungary, on Jan. 4.

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    Shadow play

    A dog chases its own shadow as it walks with its owners, who also cast long shadows, while walking on a flagged square in Berlin on Jan. 4.

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    Break a leg

    Ponta the monkey gestures to listen to a monkey trainer during their performance in Tokyo on Jan. 4.

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    Freestyle fish

    Fish swim around at the Aquarium of the Americas on Jan. 2 in New Orleans.

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  • Image: Swans in the Sky over Brandenburg

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    In formation

    Swans fly in the sky above Lietzen, Germany on Jan. 3.

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    Eating on the go

    An 8-month-old Barbary macaques monkey eats from it's mother on Jan. 2.

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  • Image: A dachshund and chihuahua walk side-by-side during the annual Key West Dachshund Walk in Key West

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    Hot dogs

    A dachshund and Chihuahua walk side-by-side during the annual Key West Dachshund Walk in Key West, Florida on Dec. 31.

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    Tasty treat

    A lama eats a Christmas tree on Dec. 31 in a zoo in Cologne, Germany.

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    Snack attack

    Elephants eat Christmas trees on Dec. 31 in a zoo in Cologne, Germany.

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    Miraculous mammal

    A sea lion paints a Chinese character for "sheep" in calligraphy as part of a New Year's Day attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Tokyo on Dec. 31.

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