Pets & Animals

An elegant eagle, a hungry, hungry hippo and more of the week's best animal photos

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    Image: Eintracht Frankfurt's eagle mascot Attila is seen before their match against Borussia Moenchengladbach during their German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) in Frankfurt

    Animal Tracks: Oct. 27 - Nov. 3

    An elegant eagle, a hungry hippo, sheep taking over a city and more in this week's Animal Tracks.

  • Image: Sheep Invade Madrid During Seasonal Livestock Migration

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    Sheep city

    Sheep are mustered through the city center to promote the conservation of the ancient paths of migration dating back some 8,000 years in Madrid, on Nov. 2. Two thousand sheep passed through the city centre joined by shepherds, marking the annual livestock migration festival which has taken place in the Spanish capital since 1994.

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  • Image: A hippopotamus catches a pumpkin during Halloween celebrations in the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna

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    Hungry hungry hippo

    A hippopotamus catches a pumpkin during Halloween celebrations in the Tiergarten Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 31.

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  • Image: A lion is seen at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe near Uganda's capital Kampala

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    Tree hugger

    A lion is seen at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, Uganda, on Oct. 31.

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  • Image: Tortoises eat their food from inside a pumpkin during Halloween celebrations at Madrid Zoo

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    Tortoise time

    Tortoises eat their food from inside a pumpkin during Halloween celebrations at Madrid Zoo, on Oct. 31.

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  • Image: A Western Lowland Gorilla sits in its enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo

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    Just looking out

    A Western Lowland Gorilla sits in its enclosure at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, on Oct. 31.

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  • Image: A giraffe eats in front of the Sydney Opera House during feeding time at Taronga Zoo

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    Down under

    A giraffe eats in front of the Sydney Opera House during feeding time at Taronga Zoo, on Oct. 31.

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  • Image: White whale or beluga Zhuoya gives birth to her first offspring at an aquarium in Changsha

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    The white whale

    White whale or beluga Zhuoya gives birth to her first offspring at an aquarium in Changsha, Hunan province, China, on Oct. 29.

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  • Image: A duck paddles on Loch Faskally, as autumn leaves are reflected in the water in Pitlochry

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    Floating around

    A duck paddles on Loch Faskally, as autumn leaves are reflected in the water, in Pitlochry, Scotland, on Oct. 29.

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  • Image: An orangutan eats a pumpkin during Halloween celebration in Tiergarten Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna

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    All in

    An orangutan eats a pumpkin during Halloween celebration in Tiergarten Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Oct. 31.

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  • Image: Eintracht Frankfurt's eagle mascot Attila is seen before their match against Borussia Moenchengladbach during their German soccer cup (DFB Pokal) in Frankfurt

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    Eagle eyes

    Eintracht Frankfurt's eagle mascot Attila is seen before their match against Borussia Moenchengladbach during their German soccer cup in Frankfurt Oct. 29.

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  • Image: A dragonfly rests on the boundary line of a cricket ground in Kathmandu

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    Landing zone

    A dragonfly rests on the boundary line of a cricket ground in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 27.

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  • Image: GERMANY-ANIMALS-DEER

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    Call to the wild

    A deer bellows in a field near a forest near Duelmen, western Germany, on Oct. 28.

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  • Image: MEXICO-ANIMALS-ZOO-LEOPARD

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    Sneaking in the shadows

    An snow leopard is pictured at the Chapultepec Zoo, in Mexico City, on Oct. 27.

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  • Image: SRI LANKA-ANIMAL

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    Checking yourself out

    A purple-rumped sunbird pecks at its own image reflected off a window at an office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Oct. 27.

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