Pets & Animals

From poisonous frogs to extremely hairy dogs, check out this week's best animal photos

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    Image: A blue jeans dart frog, a morph of the strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio), which is part of the new "Land of Frogs" permanent exhibition at the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel on the outskirts of Panama City,

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    Crazy colored frogs, a shy polar bear, and more of the week's best animal photos

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    Shaggy dog

    A bearded collie's hair streams in the wind in Lengenfeld, Germany, on Jan. 10.

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    Rockin' robin

    A robin redbreast sits in a garden in Sieversdorf, Germany, on Jan. 11.

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  • Image: A Bedouin man prays near his camel in the Judean desert between Jericho and Jerusalem

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    Prayer time

    A Bedouin man prays near his camel in the Judean desert between Jericho and Jerusalem, on Jan. 10.

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    Raining cats and dogs

    A dog carries the umbrella of its owner as they walk past the Chancellery in Berlin, on Jan. 12.

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  • Image: A wild macaque eats a tangerine left by visitors on a tree branch, in rain at a wildlife park on Qianling Mountain, in Guiyang

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    Sweet treat

    A wild macaque eats a tangerine on a tree branch in Guiyang, China, on Jan. 9.

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  • Image: A black swan swims in a partly frozen pond at Kugulu Park in Ankara

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    Black swan lake

    A black swan swims in a partly frozen pond at Kugulu Park in Ankara, Turkey, on Jan. 10.

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  • Image: A strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio), which is part of the new "Land of Frogs" permanent exhibition at the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel on the outskirts of Panama City

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    Pretty as poison

    Poison dart frogs get used to their new enclosure at the "Land of Frogs" permanent exhibition at the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel in Panama City, on Jan. 7.

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    Snack time

    A four-week-old baby hippopotamus watches his mother feed at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, on Jan. 9.

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    Cool mohawk

    Iguana lovers take a part in the Iguana Contest in Surakarta, Indonesia, on Jan. 10.

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    Don't play with your food

    An elephant plays with a discarded Christmas tree during its morning snack at the Berlin Zoo, on Jan. 8.

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  • Image: A rescued female grizzly bear lies in the snow in its new habitat at New York's Central Park Zoo

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    Snowy days

    A rescued female grizzly bear lies in the snow in its new habitat at New York's Central Park Zoo, on Jan. 9.

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  • Image: A pigeon flies over the ice-covered Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, in frigid temperatures in Bryant Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City

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    Taking flight

    A pigeon flies over an ice-covered fountain in Bryant Park in New York, on Jan. 8.

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    Little bear

    Polar bear Antonia rests on a trunk at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Jan. 6. At 25 years, Antonia is the oldest bear in the zoo, but due to her dwarfism, she is also one of the smallest.

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    Earning his stripes

    A four-day old zebra stands next to its mother at the Budapest Zoo and Botanic Garden in Hungary, on Jan. 8.

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    Duck tales

    Two ducks stroll in front of the skyline of Frankfurt's banking district in Germany, on Jan. 11.

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  • Image: Indian PBG mounted on his horse, takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi

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    Ready to ride

    An Indian President's Bodyguard (PBG), mounted on a horse, takes part in a rehearsal for the Republic Day parade on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, on Jan. 8.

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  • Image: Young coyote is seen on the tarmac of the airport of El Salvador after the 4th stage of the Dakar Rally 2015, from Chilecito to Copiapo

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    Silhouette

    A young coyote is seen on the tarmac of the airport of El Salvador, on Jan. 7.

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  • Image: Laughing hyena (Crocuta crocuta) babies in Jaszbereny Zoo, Hungary

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    What are you laughing at?

    Two spotted hyena babies sit in a pen after their medical examination in Jaszbereny Zoo in Budapest, Hungary, on Jan. 9.

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    Cozy and warm

    A lion takes a nap on a heated sleeping place at the zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Jan. 6.

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    Making headlines

    A puppy from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a New York nonprofit, joins the team on the TODAY Show, on Jan. 5.

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  • Image: A man pushes a pet dog in a pram through outer part of Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo

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    Shopping trip

    A man pushes a pet dog in a pram through the outer part of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, on Jan. 5.

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