An adorable meerkat family and 15 more of thisweek's best animal photos!

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    Animal Tracks: March 17 -23

    An adorable meerkat family and 15 more of this week's best animal photos

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    In the shadows -

    A lion at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on March 17.

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    Seal splash -

    A fur seal at Isla de Lobos, a small island located about eight km off the coast of Punta del Este, Uruguay, on March 19.

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    Galloping calf -

    A two-week-old critically endangered Oryx calf named Rolih at television presenter Anna Ryder Richardson's zoo near Tenby, West Wales on March 18.

    Rebecca Naden / Reuters
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    Fingerfly? -

    A butterfly takes off in the Pollinator Garden at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles on March 20.

    Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
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    Spring colors -

    Starlings find their place amid field mustard, a symbolic flower to herald the start of spring, at a park in Tokyo on March 19.

    Kimimasa Mayama / EPA
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    Swimming about -

    A close-up view of goldfish for sale at a street market in Tehran, Iran on March 20. Buying goldfish and flowers is one of the traditions for Iranians during the eve of the New Year.

    Abedin Taherkenareh / EPA
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    Family photo -

    Three meerkat cubs cuddle adult animals in their outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Erfurt, Germany on March 19.

    Jens Meyer / AP
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    Tongue out! -

    Twin polar bear cubs play during their first presentation to the media at Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on March 19.

    Alexandra Beier / Getty Images
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    Getting out for spring -

    Giant Panda Tian Tian is seen his enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C., on March 20.

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    Peering panda -

    A red panda named Yan at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on March 18.

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    Peek-a-boo -

    A Siberian tiger at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on March 17.

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    Standing storks -

    White storks warm in the sun on a first day of spring at the Rehabilitation Center for Protected Animals in Przemysl, Poland on March 20

    Darek Delmanowicz / EPA
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    Getting some sun -

    Turtles sun themselves on a log at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. on March 20.

    Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images
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    Lions in the brush -

    Lions play in their enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. on March 20.

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    Snack time -

    A elephant eats bamboo in his enclosure at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in D.C. on March 20.

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    Water racing -

    A Gentoo penguin swims through its basin at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich, Germany, on March 18.

    Nicolas Armer / AFP - Getty Images
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