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

  • Slideshow Photos

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

    Animal Tracks

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

  • Animal Tracks

    of

    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.

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Nic Bothma / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Selling insurance? -

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

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Arnd Wiegmann / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Pretty in pink -

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

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Sven Hoppe / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Bear babble -

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

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Sven Hoppe / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Costumed canine -

    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.

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Esteban Felix / AP
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Whoooo's out there? -

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

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Rhino snack -

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

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    David Chang / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    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.

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Chris Polydoroff / AP
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    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.

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Radek Mica / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Pope blessing -

    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.

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Osservatore Romano via Reuters
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Staying close -

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

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Michal Cizek / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    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.

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Michael Durham. / Oregon Zoo
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Snuggle time -

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

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Michal Cizek / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Close-up -

    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.

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Carlos Barria / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    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.

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Csaba Krizsan / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    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.

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Virginia Zoo via AP
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Wazzup? -

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

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Felix Kaestle / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Fluttering butterflies -

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

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Ken Bohn / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Getting cozy -

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

    Follow Animal Tracks on Pinterest

    Boris Roessler / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    You looking at me? -

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

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Arne Dedert / EPA
  • Animal Tracks

    of

    Camouflaged -

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

    Follow us on Twitter @TODAYPets
    Michal Cizek / AFP - Getty Images

Follow us on Pinterest and Twitter for more great stories and photos.

TOP