A colorful hummingbird and more of the week's best animal photos

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    Animal Tracks: Aug. 14 - 21

    From a colorful hummingbird to a zoo weigh-in, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    Weigh-in -

    A waxy monkey tree frog is weighed during the annual measuring of all the animals at the London Zoo, in central London on Aug. 21.

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    Moving forward -

    Geese fly over the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington D.C. on Aug. 20.

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    Staying close -

    A 4-year-old Asian elephant named Kai-Mook, right, stands next to its mother at the Planckendael Zoo near Mechelen, Belgium on Aug. 20.

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    Looking good -

    A pelican looks at visitors at the Planckendael Zoo near Mechelen, Belguim on Aug. 20.

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    Let's play! -

    A 1-month-old zebra jumps next to its mother at the Planckendael Zoo near Mechelen, Belgium Aug. 20.

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    Slowpoke -

    A Helicidae snail crawls on a wet leaf in a garden in Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany, on Aug. 20.

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    First doggies -

    Bo, left, and Sunny, the Obama family's new puppy, are pictured on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on August 19, 2013. The White House announced its furry new resident on Monday. Sunny, a one-year-old Portuguese Water Dog, moved into the stately Washington residence of President Barack Obama and his family, joining Bo, a male dog of the same breed, the White House announced on its website.

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    Eye-opener -

    Giant panda Yuan Yuan's cub opens her eyes for the first time at Taiwan's Taipei City Zoo on Aug. 19.

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    Going gaga -

    Lady Gaga and her dog Fozzy visit "Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show" at Z100 Studio on Aug. 19 in New York.

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    Scary spider -

    A spider touches a blossom caught up in its net on Aug. 18 near Oberstdorf, southern Germany.

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    Happily humming -

    A wild rufous hummingbird lands on a fuchsia bush in a backyard garden at a home hear Roseburg, Ore., on Aug. 18.

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    Standing tall -

    Giraffes, from left, 2-month-old Potaka, 9-month-old Dave, and Franny, 21, enjoy the summer weather at their outdoor habitat at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. on Aug. 17.

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    Loving helper -

    A guest hugs her guide dog during the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, Calif. on Aug. 18.

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    Seal serenade -

    Steve Westnedge plays his saxophone for a leopard seal known as Casey as part of a study on the animal's reactions to different sounds at Sydney's Taronga Zoo on Aug. 19. Westnedge, who is also the zoo's elephant keeper, plays the instrument next to the underwater viewing window to assist the study by researchers from the Australian Marine Mammal Research Centre. The seal occasionally responds with his own sounds, which are normally used when wanting to attract mates or establish territories.

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    David Gray / Reuters
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    Hound hug -

    A woman plays with her dog during a protest against animal abuse in San Jose, Calif. Aug. 18.

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    Perfect pouch -

    A wallaroo and her joey jump around at The Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois on Aug. 14.

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    Endangered kitty -

    Lindy, an ocelot kitten, leaves her nesting box for the first time on Aug.14. Lindy, born June 26, and her parents are part of the Species Survival Plan to assist a decreasing ocelot population.

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    The Dallas Zoo via AP
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    Whoooo are you looking at? -

    A horned owl winks at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia on Aug. 14.

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    Princely kiss -

    Britain's Prince William pets a dog as he visits the Anglesey Show in North Wales on Aug. 14.

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    Andrew Yates / AFP - Getty Images
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