An adorable anteater and 21 more animal photos of the week

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    Animal Tracks: June 12 - 19

    From an adorable baby anteater to a cat running for mayor, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    Little liger -

    A month-old liliger cub walks in Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia on June 18. The cub's mother is Zita, a liger - half-lioness, half-tiger, and its father is a lion, Sam.

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    Chatty bird -

    A crow caws near a flower bed at the Moscow Flower Show in Moscow's Gorky Park on June 18.

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    Cutest thing ever -

    A zookeeper holds young anteater Evita on June 18 at the Berlin Zoo.

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    Head above water -

    Male polar bear Sprinter stands in a pool at a zoo in Gernany on June 18.

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    Happy Birthday! -

    Monroe, a western lowland gorilla, celebrates his second birthday with a multicolored ice cake made of fruits and vegetables at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Calif. on June 17.

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    Food please! -

    Sixteen-day-old, Tien, an endangered clouded leopard cub is held by staff biologist Kadie Burrone during his afternoon feeding time at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on June 17.

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    Buzzing bees -

    A colony of honeybees swarm on the ledge of a window in Berne, Germany, on June 17.

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    Bright beak -

    A keel-billed toucan sits on its cage at the Summit Zoo in Panama City on June 17.

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    Daring dragonfly -

    A dragonfly pauses on a blade of grass at Pendleton King Park in Augusta, Georgia, on June 17.

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    Dandy duck -

    A duckling sits on a lily pad in a pond near Hanover, Germany, on June 16.

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    Stink eye -

    A sphynx cat, owned by German breeder Sabine Braeuer, waits to be judged during the International Pedigree Dog and Purebred Cat Exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, on June 16.

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    Eagle soars -

    An eagle flies at Pairi Daiza, a zoo and botanical garden, in Brugelette, Belgium, on June 16.

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    Playtime -

    Lion cubs play at Pairi Daiza, a zoo and botanical garden, in Brugelette, Belgium, on June 16.

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    Diving dogs -

    White Swiss shepherd dogs Kenai (left) and Yasu jump into the water during the dog diving competition at the International Pedigree Dog and Purebred Cat Exhibition in Erfurt, Germany, on June 16.

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    Purring for office -

    Mayoral candidate Morris the cat is held by his owner at his home in Xalapa, Mexico, on June 15. Morris is running for mayor in the city's upcoming July elections with the slogan, "Tired of voting for rats?"

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    Ravishing rat -

    Two-year-old rat Dziatlik winks as it wears a costume during a rat fashion show in Minsk, Belarus, on June 15.

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    Motherly love -

    Gorilla mother N'Gayla holds her twins (a boy and a girl) at the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, the Netherlands, on June 15. The twins were born on June 13.

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    Deer dinner -

    Jennifer and David Leonard, Sr., bottle feed some of the ten fawns they are rehabilitating at Coastal Carolina Wildlife Rehab on June 14 in Wilmington, N.C.

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    Easy rider -

    Popy, a 14-year-old dog, enjoys a motorcycle ride as his owner, Abel, cruises around Havana on June 13.

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    Naptime -

    A kangaroo lies in the shade at Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on June 13.

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    Life of the party -

    A pelican makes noise during a rainy morning at the zoo of New Delhi, India, on June 13.

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    Are you looking at me? -

    A keeper holds the first spiny turtle to be bred in the United Kingdom on June 13, in the turtle breeding room at Chester Zoo in Chester, England. The turtle, whose species is faced with extinction in the wild, was bred from two animals confiscated from an illegal haul by wildlife authorities in Hong Kong.

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    Musing meerkat -

    A meerkat stands on a stone on June 13 at the Sababurg Wildlife Park near Hofgeismar, Germany.

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    Standoff -

    Selma the turtle grabs the attention of a stray cat during a walkout in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 12.

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