Pets & Animals

26 of this week's best animal photos


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    Ready to race

    A husky opens its mouth during practice ahead of the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on Jan. 20 in Feshiebridge, Scotland.

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    Bird watcher

    A vendor holds a pigeon while opening up his souvenir stand in New York City on Jan. 19.

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    Silly swine

    Debbie Dolittle Penwill holds 4-month-old pig, Ginger, at Jozee Rooz Indoor Petting Zoo in Parkland, Wahington on Jan. 15.

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    Pet blessing

    A pet owner holds his guinea pig, Riec, as Father Francisco bestows a blessing on his pet guinnea pig on Jan. 17. at the Saint Fernando Church in Mexico City. Animals are blessed during a feast day mass in honor of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals.

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    Holy hens

    A woman holds her roosters as they receive blessings from Priest Fray Francisco Perez outside the San Fernado Catholic Church in Mexico City on Jan. 17.

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    Team spirit

    Smoky the dog sits outside CenturyLink Field before the NFL football NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks on Jan. 18 in Seattle.

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    Kooky crane

    A black crowned crane stands on a feeder in Bird World of the Taipei Zoo on Jan. 18.

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    Sitting pretty

    A dog sits in a basket before it is blessed by a priest outside of San Anton Church in Churriana, Spain on Jan. 17.

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  • Image: Winning pigeons stand in cages during the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, northern England

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    Prized pigeons

    Winning pigeons stand in cages during the annual Homing Pigeon World Show at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England on Jan. 17. The annual three-day show is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom with around 2500 birds on display.

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    Running wild

    A dog runs through the frost in Richmond Park on Jan. 17, in London.

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    Bless this horse

    Italian Cardinal Angelo Comastri pets a horse during pet blessing day, which marks Saint Anthony's Day in Vatican City, Italy, on Jan. 17.

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  • Image: Giant panda opens its mouth as it leans on wood logs at a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

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    Don't get too close

    A giant panda opens its mouth as it leans on wood logs at a zoo in Hangzhou, China on Jan. 15.

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    Lurking lizard

    An iguana suns itself as it sits beside a canal in Davie, Florida., on Jan. 16.

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    Height check

    Kordofan giraffes eat while being measured during the annual inventory at the zoo in Dresden, Germany.

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  • Image: Polar bear Giovanna and her twin polar bear cubs Nela and Nobby sit in their enclosure at Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo

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    Family time

    Polar bear Giovanna and her twin cubs, Nela and Nobby, hang out at Munich's Hellabrunn Zoo on Jan. 14.

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    Slow and steady

    A leopard tortoise is weighed during an animal inventory at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, on Jan. 14.

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    Marine meeting

    A young girl watches a river dolphin swim by at the aquarium in Duisburg, Germany, on Jan. 14.

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    Great ape

    A male orangutan watches visitors to the San Diego Zoo on Jan. 13.

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    Flock of flamingos

    Flamingos wade through a pond at the San Diego Zoo on Jan. 13.

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    Perfect parent

    Jessica, the gorilla holds her 2-week-old baby at the San Diego Zoo on Jan. 13. A naming competition is currently underway for Jessica's sixth baby gorilla.

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    Underwater exploration

    A hippopotamus swims at the San Diego Zoo on Jan. 13.

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    Cool down

    A bear eats frozen fruit at the city zoo in Rio Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 13. Animals were given frozen snacks made from tropical fruits, chunks of meat and frozen yogurt to help ease the intense summer heat.

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  • Image: A spider monkey eats ice cream during a hot summer day at Rio de Janeiro's zoo

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    Monkey morsel

    A spider monkey eats ice cream during a hot summer day at Rio de Janeiro's zoo on Jan. 13.

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    Tree treat

    An elephant eats a branch of a Christmas tree at the Prague Zoo on Jan. 12 in Prague, Czech Republic. Christmas trees are fed to the animals at the zoo as part of a local tradition.

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    Camel bomb

    A camel eats a branch of a Christmas tree at the Prague Zoo on Jan. 12 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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    Taking a break

    A giant panda rests at the Beijing Zoo on Jan. 13.

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