Pets & Animals

A cheetah cub and more of the best animal photos of the week

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    Image: A cheetah cub named Winspear is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the Dallas Zoo

    Animal Tracks: Sept. 4 - Sept. 11

    From a charming little cheetah to the new presidential pup, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    You can't find me -

    An Eurasian lynx peers from behind a tree at the Hundshaupten wildlife park in Germany on Sept. 10.

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  • Image: A one-horned rhino named Baghekhaity stands next to its 10-day-old calf at a zoo in Guwahati

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    A one-horned rhino named Baghekhaity stands next to its 10-day-old calf at a zoo in Guwahati, India, on Sept. 10.

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    Sunny, the Obama family's new Portuguese water dog, visits with members of the White House press corps while out on a walk on Sept. 9.

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    A new Przewalski foal is welcomed into the Highland Wildlife Park on Sept. 9 in Kingussie, Scotland. The foal was born on Sept. 2 and is the first newborn Przewalski's horse at the park in five years.

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    Leashed to a fence, dogs watch as children line up to enter a school on Sept. 9 in New York. The dogs were left outside by owners who brought their children to school.

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    Twenty-seven-year-old old giraffe, Jangsoon (top), and her 18th baby giraffe (bottom) nuzzle each other at the Everland theme park in Seoul on Sept. 8.

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    Pluto is about to make a splash during Doggie Dip Day at Inskip Pool in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 8.

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    Spellbound, a Himalayan cat, waits to be judged at the Oregon Cats Classic cat show on Sept. 7 in Portland, Ore.

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    A 1-month-old panda sticks his head out of a box at the Taipei Zoo on Sept. 8.

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    Hysterical hen -

    A Polish hen peers from its cage inside the rabbit and poultry building at the Kansas State Fair on Sept. 7 in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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    Mellow yellow -

    Karim Daoues, manager of The Tropical Farm, shows off a crested gecko on Sept. 6 in Paris.

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    Livestock love -

    Ceann Greeson, 16, of Sublette, Kan., gets her face licked by Baby the goat as she washes him in preparation for a show on Sept. 6.

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    A hummingbird takes flight on Sept. 6 in Holly Springs, Miss., during the Hummingbird Migration Celebration at the Strawberry Plains Audubon Center.

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    Hold me close -

    A new baby western lowland gorilla is held by its mother at the Buffalo Zoo on Sept. 6. Zoo officials say the baby gorilla was born on Sept. 4. The mother, 12-year-old Lily, and her baby are both doing well.

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  • Image: A cheetah cub named Winspear is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the Dallas Zoo

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    Charming little cheetah -

    A cheetah cub named Winspear looks up as photographers take photos at the Dallas Zoo on Sept. 6. The zoo will raise a pair of cheetah cubs with a Labrador retriever puppy, believing the dog will be a calming influence on the big cats as they grow to adulthood.

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    At the break of dawn, a goat stands on the roof of a hut near the Auerberg Mountain in southern Germany on Sept. 6.

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    Female panda Jia Jia receives a birthday gift in the form of bamboo on her birthday at the Singapore Zoo on Sept 6.

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    Perky pig -

    A young pig is pictured at the agricultural fair "NORLA" on Sept. 5 in Rendsburg, Germany.

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    Frequent flier -

    A dragonfly flies over a pond in Weimar, eastern Germany, on Sept. 4.

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    Taking a dip -

    A Siberian tiger swims in the pool at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 5.

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    The little one -

    A female newborn elephant stands with her mother at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 5.

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    Over here! -

    A baby chimpanzee holds on to her mother and gestures inside their exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens on Sept. 4.

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  • Image: A praying mantis insect lands on the center court during Rafael Nadal of Spain andcompatriot Tommy Robredo's men's quarter-final match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York

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    A praying mantis insect lands on the center court as Rafael Nadal plays against Tommy Robredo during their men's quarterfinal match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York on Sept. 4.

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    Busy bee -

    A bumblebee flies next to a sunflower on Sept. 4 in Godewaersvelde, France.

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    Seeing stripes -

    A 1-day-old zebra calf and two adult zebras walk around at the Alipore Zoo in Calcutta, India, on September 4.

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    Venturing out -

    A tiger cub walks around in the grass at a zoo in Bali, Indonesia, on Sept. 4. The tiger was born on Aug. 22.

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