A cute cub and more of the week's best animal photos

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    Image: Sloth Bear Cubs Make Public Debut At Chicago's Brookfield Zoo

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    From a cute cub to a dog in a red dress, get your cuteness fix with creatures great and small.

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    Holding on -

    A baby crowned lemur holds on to its mother, Rose, at the Twycross Zoo near the village of Twycross in Leicestershire, England on May 15. The baby, who was born on on April 11, has one sister at Twycross Zoo, three brothers at Belfast Zoo and two other siblings in European zoos.

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  • Image: Primate house opens in the Wilhelma in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt

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    Two bonobos play with a ball in the new primate house at the Wilhelma Zoo and Botanical Garden in Stuttgart, Germany, on May 14.

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    A swan and its chicks swim in a pond at a park in Moers, Germany, on May 14.

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    A recently shorn alpaca grazes in its pasture at the Alpaca-Land farm in Salzburg, Austria, on May 14. The annual shearing is done in the spring to make the animals more comfortable during the summer months.

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  • Image: A butterfly sucks nectar from a flower

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    Beautiful butterfly -

    A butterfly sucks nectar from a flower on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on May 14.

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  • Image: Bear Offstring at Wild Park Zoo

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    Bear "Barba" and her three young bears enjoy the sun at the wildlife park zoo in Langnau am Albis, Switzerland, on May 14.

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    A wild gray langur monkey scowls as it jumps on a car at a rest stop on a road near Leela, India, on May 12.

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    Two cows peek out of a stable door window during the procession 'Poya 2013' in Estavannes, Switzerland, on May 12.

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  • Image: A participant and her pet dog, both dressed in red dresses, run along a Hutong during the Red Dress Run charity event on Mother's Day in Beijing

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    A participant and her pet dog, both bedecked in red dresses, run along a hutong (Chinese for "small alley") during the Red Dress Run charity event on Mother's Day in Beijing, on May 12.

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    Gorilla grip -

    A western lowland gorilla named "Momoko" holds her baby at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo on May 13. The baby, whose sex has not been revealed yet, was born on April 24.

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  • Image: Pig sniffs on parture in Switzerland

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    A pig sniffs around its pasture in Igis, Switzerland, on May 11.

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  • Image: Reservations Needed For Mother's Day Meal

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    Lovely litter -

    One puppy is left out as a golden retriever feeds her litter in China on May 11. The golden retriever ''Dian Dian'' gave birth to a total of 15 pups on April 24.

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  • Image: Buffalo Cools Off

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    Cool down -

    A buffalo swims in a pond at the Shertha village in India on May 10.

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  • Image: A lion licks its nose at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna

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    A lion licks its nose at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna on May 10.

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    These puppies were up for adoption during the North Shore Animal League America's mobile adoption initiative launch at Times Square on May 10 in New York.

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  • Image: A Lemur catta, also known as ring-tailed lemur, with its seven-week-old cubs clinging to its back sits on a rock at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna

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    A ring-tailed lemur, with its 7-week-old cubs clinging to its back, sits on a rock at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna on May 10.

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  • Image: A white-coated reindeer calf "Lumi", which means "Snow" in Finish, stretches next to its mother Helmi at the Schoenbrunn zoo in Vienna

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    A white-coated reindeer calf "Lumi", which means "snow" in Finish, stretches next to its mother Helmi at the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna on May 10. Lumi was born in the zoo on April 25.

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  • Image: Cat hisses at a dog in Tirana.

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    A cat hisses at a dog in the city center of Tirana, Albania, on May 10.

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    Silly swans -

    Swans swim in a lake at the Giza Zoo in Giza, Egypt, on May 10.

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    Strange spider -

    A spider perches on a leaf in Amman, Jordan, on May 9.

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  • Image: An ostrich is seen during a show with ostriches and hawks, held to mark International Day of Migratory Birds in Lima

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    An ostrich is seen during a show with ostriches and hawks, held to mark International Day of Migratory Birds at the Parque de las Leyendas in Lima, Peru, on May 9.

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    A pygmy hippopotamus keeps a watchful eye on her 4-week-old baby as she makes her public debut at the Kracow Zoo on May 9. The hippo was born April 16th and is the fifth one to be born this year in Europe.

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    An escaped cow stops traffic as it walks along a highway near Sutherlin, Ore., on May 8. The owner of the cow, who declined to provide her name, walks behind the cow in an attempt to get the animal back into a fenced area.

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    Cute cub -

    A sloth bear cub explores its enclosure at the Brookfield Zoo on May 8 in Brookfield, Illinois. The cub is one of two born on January 20 to their 10-year-old mother "Hani." The cubs, which were making their public debut, were the first successful sloth bear births at the zoo.

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    Mom and baby -

    A 3-day-old newborn zebra is pictured next to his mother Zohra at the Artis zoo in Amsterdam on May 8.

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    Hello world! -

    A stork chick sits next to eggs in a nest at an animal park in Eekholt, Germany, on May 8.

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    En garde -

    Elephants play fight close to the Ewaso Nyiro River in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve on May 8.

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