Check out 23 of the cutest animal photos of the week

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    Robin Loznak

    Image: Gosling Season

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    From adorable ducklings to a family of rhinos, get your cuteness fix with creatures great and small.

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    Friendly frogs -

    Green flying frog are presented at the exhibition 'Bottomless through the air and underwater' at the State Museum of Natural History in Karlsruhe, Germany, on April 24.

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    Nesting -

    A white stork holds grass to make a nest on April 24, in Luetzelsee near Hombrechtikon, Switzerland.

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  • Image: Turtles sun themselves

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    Catching some rays -

    A group of slider turtles sun themselves on a drain at Lake Avondale in Avondale Estates, Georgia, on April 23.

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    Trying to keep up -

    Shomili, a four-and-a-half-month-old greater one-horned rhino, whose name means beautiful or elegant in Bengali, stuck close to her mother, Sundari, as she was released into the 40-acre Asian Savanna habitat April 23 at the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California.

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    Nose to nose -

    A polar bear cub rubs noses with its mother named Cora at Brno Zoo on April 24 in Brno, Czech Republic.

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    Waddling away -

    As an unseen dog approaches, Canada goose goslings run after their parent on a cool morning near a pond in Roseburg, Ore., on April 22.

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    Hare-splitting -

    A hare sits on a field near Hanover, Germany, on April 22. Hares are very fast-moving animals; the European brown hare is able to run at speeds of up to 35 mph.

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    Prickly poser -

    A young porcupine sits in a glove-protected hand in the Magdeburg Zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, on April 23. This porcupine was born on April 1.

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    Amazing graze -

    Lima, a white rhinoceros born in captivity at the African Reserve in Sigean, walks near its mother, Douala, as it takes its first steps in the open air on April 23 in Sigean, France.

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    The pollinator -

    A bumblebee sits on a cherry blossom tree in Liebenau, southern Germany, on April 22. Bumblebees visit the same patches of flowers every day, as long as they continue to find nectar and pollen.

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    Camoflauge -

    Eric, a newborn Rothschild's giraffe, stands in front of his mother, Lotti, during his first presentation to the public at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin on April 19.

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    Mother's love -

    A 3-week-old tiger baby lies next to its mother as it is presented for the first time to the public in Frankfurt's zoo on April 23. The tiger baby has no name yet since its gender is still unclear.

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    Peek-a-pooch -

    A small dog looks through porch rails to watch passersby on the sunny morning of April 22, in West New York, N.J.

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  • Image: Peterbald cat 'Barcelona' is presented at the World Cat Exhibition in Dortmund

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    Trance -

    The Peterbald cat Barcelona is displayed at the World Cat Exhibition in Dortmund, Germany, on April 21. More than 400 breeds of cats are being presented at the World Cat Federation's two-day show.

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  • Image: Freshly shorn alpacas are pictured on a meadow in the village of Winklarn

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    Spring fashion -

    Freshly-shorn alpacas are pictured on a meadow in the village of Winklarn near Regensburg, Germany, on April 22. The alpacas are always shorn in spring, to make the animals more comfortable during the summer months and to collect their expensive and well-known alpaca wool.

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    Pair o' bears -

    Bears Maxi and Schnute, right, eat inside the Koellnischer Park in Berlin, Germany, on April 22.

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  • Image: A pig is seen in a damaged pigsty at a village on the second day after an earthquake hit Longmen township of Lushan county

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    A pig is seen in a damaged pigsty on the second day after an earthquake hit the Longmen township of Lushan County, China, on April 21.

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    Climbing high -

    Dimbi, a blue-eyed black lemur cub, is pictured at the zoo in Mulhouse, France, on April 19.

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  • Image: A Black Woodpecker is seen in a forest near the village of Rudnia

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    Knock on wood -

    A black woodpecker clings to a tree in a forest in the village of Rudnia, which is near Minsk, Belarus, on April 18.

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  • Image: Red squirrel sits in a tree as it holds walnut in Frankfurt's city centre

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    A bit nutty -

    A red squirrel sits in a tree as it holds a walnut in Frankfurt's city center on April 19.

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    Wing sheen -

    A visitor holds a butterfly in hand during the opening of a greenhouse dedicated to butterflies at the Bioparco Zoo in Rome on April 19.

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  • Image: A Goldeneye runs on the surface of a river near the remote village of Sosnovy Bor

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    Water runner -

    A goldeneye runs on the surface of a river near the remote village of Sosnovy Bor, which is outside of Minsk, Belarus, on April 21.

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  • Image: A Crowned Crane grazes at a hotel compound in Nairobi

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    Fierce feathers -

    A crowned crane grazes at a hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 18.

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