A lickable lion cub and 13 other adorable animal photos

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    Image: White Tiger Cubs at Tobu Zoo Park

    Animal Tracks: April 24 - May 1

    From a cat bath to peeping chicks and dozing pandas, get your cuteness fix with creatures great and small.

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    Guard cat -

    A cat sits in the door of a house in Shanghai, China on April 30.

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    Peep peep! -

    Chicks stick their heads out of a holding cage at a local feed store in Montpelier, Vt., on April 25.

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    Pelicans at play -

    Great white pelicans play in the Dresden Zoo in eastern Germany on April 29.

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    Snack attack -

    A red panda eats the leaves of a bamboo plant at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany on April 29.

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    An owl butterfly sits on a banana plant at the tropical house in Krefeld, Germany on April 29.

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    Eye spy -

    A small Pacific tree frog floats on a mat of algae in a cattle watering trough on a ranch near Elkton, Ore., on April 28.

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    Happy birthday, Ozzie! -

    Ozzie, the world's oldest known male gorilla in captivity, examines his edible gifts as he celebrates his 52nd birthday at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia on April 26. The western lowland gorilla was born in Africa on April 24, 1961 and has sired 12 offspring, according to zoo officials.

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  • Image: Lion Offspring at Emmen Zoo

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    Lion kisses -

    Lioness Tia licks one of her cubs as they huddle close together in their enclosure at Emmen Zoo in the Netherlands on April 26. The four cubs were born on April 7.

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    Hitching a ride -

    A young ring-tailed lemur clings to its mother in their enclosure at Wroclaw Zoo in Poland on April 26. Five lemurs were born two weeks ago at the zoo.

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    Hanging aroud -

    A giant panda rests on a tree at the Bifengxia Panda Center Ya'an City, Sichuan Province, China on April 26. Just days earlier, an earthquake struck about 20 miles away from the panda center. The April 20 quake did not harm any of the center's endangered animals.

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    Raindrops are fallin' -

    Rain falls into a pond in a flamingo enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on April 26.

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    Flying free -

    Scarlet macaws are released at Xcaret Park in the Mayan Riviera near Playa del Carmen in Mexico on April 25. The eco-archaeological park attained a Guinness World Record for having the most macaws born in a year in a single facility.

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    A stack of meerkats -

    Meerkats gather in a corner of their enclosure in Changshang Ecological Zoo in China's Hunan province on April 24. Meerkats, small mammals belonging to the mongoose family, live in Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa.

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    Bonita and Ferdinand -

    The Spix's Macaw couple Bonita and Ferdinand are pictured in an aviary of the Association for the Conservation of Threatened Parrots in Schoeneiche, Germany on April 26. The Spix's Macaw is the rarest species of parrot worldwide. Two of the birds were handed over to a Brazilian conservation organization in February 2013 with the hope of returning them to their natural habitat.

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