A gregarious gecko and more of the week's best animal photos

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    Image: A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoala rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich

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    From a gregarious gecko to a snuggly otter, get your cuteness fix with creatures great and small.

  • Image: Longhorn Cowfish at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town

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    Funky fish -

    A longhorn cowfish swims at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, South Africa on March 19. The longhorn cowfish is a variety of boxfish that lives in tropical and subtropical waters along East Africa and can also be found from the Red Sea all the way to Australia and southern Japan.

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  • Image: A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoala rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich

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    A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoal rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich on March 19.

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    Pretty in pink -

    A flamingo stands in the snow at Tierpark Hagenbeck in Hamburg, Germany on March 18.

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    Bear babble -

    Two brown bears play in the snow on March 18 at the Tierpark Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany.

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    A boy holds his dog wearing a costume during an animal blessing ceremony in honor of Saint Lazarus, patron of the sick, at a church in the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, on March 17. Catholics in Nicaragua associate Saint Lazarus with dogs, and dress up their pets for a Catholic blessing, asking the saint to keep their dogs healthy.

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  • Image: A long-eared owl sits on a branch of a tree in the village of Rechen

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    A long-eared owl sits on a branch of a tree in the village of Rechen, Belarus on March 17.

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    A baby white rhinoceros, born on Feb. 2, plays near its mother at the Taipei Zoo in Taipei, Taiwan on March 17.

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    St. Paddy pooch -

    Four year-old Mia York, left, walks her dog Howie, a Maltese, in the St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown St. Paul, Minn., on March 16.

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    Wanna play? -

    A polar bear cub plays at the zoo in Brno, Czech Republic, during its presentation to the public on March 16. A polar bear named Cora gave birth to twin cubs four months ago at the zoo.

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  • Image: Pope Francis I greets a man with a guide dog as he conducts a general audience in the Paul VI hall for members of the media at the Vatican

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    Pope Francis blesses a guide dog during a general audience in the Paul VI hall for members of the media at the Vatican on March 16.

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    Staying close -

    A Sumatran orangutan mother holds her 3-week-old baby at the zoo in Prague on March 15.

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    Do unto otters ... -

    A baby river otter named Molalla is held by a zookeeper during a check-up at the Oregon Zoo on March 15 . Mo’s mother, Tilly, gave birth to the pup on Jan. 28. Molalla is the first river otter to be born at the Oregon Zoo.

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    Snuggle time -

    Kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, holds her 3-month-old baby as they rest at the zoo in Prague on March 15.

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  • Image: Rachel, a three-month-old Afghan Hound, is seen at a dog training camp in suburban Shanghai, before attending the Shanghai International Dog Show

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    Rachel, a 3-month-old Afghan hound, is seen at a dog training camp in suburban Shanghai before attending the Shanghai International Dog Show on March 15.

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  • Image: Three-week old Bengal tiger cub at the Zoo of Gyor

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    Tickled tiger -

    A 3-week old Bengal tiger cub lies on its back and plays in the terrarium building of the zoo of Gyor, Hungary on March 14.

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    High-wire act -

    Madonna, a squirrel monkey with a 6-day-old baby on its back, walks on a rope at the zoo in Norfolk, Va., on March 15.

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  • Image: Swans at Lake Constance

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    Wazzup? -

    A swan looks into a photographer's camera on the shore of Lake Constance in Friedrichshafen, Germany on March 15.

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    Mary McGee, 7, gets an up-close look at some butterflies at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on March 13.

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    Getting cozy -

    Two white storks are perched beak to beak in their nest, near Biebesheim, Germany, on March 13.

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    Three meerkats sit in the warming sun at the Opel Zoo in Kronberg, Germany on March 13.

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    Camouflaged -

    A 1-month-old baby Rothschild's giraffe stands in front of her mother at the zoo in Prague on March 15.

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