Pets & Animals

Reindeer games, polar bear parties and more of the week's best animal photos

  • Slideshow Photos

    Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images Europe

    Image: *** BESTPIX *** Britain's Only Reindeer Herd Prepare For Christmas In The Cairngorms National Park

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    Reindeer games, polar bear parties, and more in this week's Animal Tracks

  • Image: FRANCE-LEASURE-ANIMALS-ZOO

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Good morning, neighbor -

    Polar bear Taiko plays against the glass window of the Arctic Lodge at the La Fleche Zoo in France, on Dec. 12. Visitors can stay the night in the lodge and wake up face-to-face with the polar bears.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: Young seals in Wroclaw Zoo

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Serene swim -

    A young harbour seal swims in the waters of the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland, on Dec. 15.

    EPA / EPA
  • Image: Britain's Only Reindeer Herd Prepare For Christmas In The Cairngorms National Park

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Who are you calling Rudolph? -

    Reindeer wait to be fed at the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, on Dec. 14. Reindeer were first introduced to Scotland in 1952.

    Getty Images / Getty Images
  • Image: Seahorses

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Fatherly bond -

    A male seahorse grows his brood pouch in an aquarium at Seahorse World in Beauty Point, Tasmania, Australia in this photo made available on Dec. 11.

    EPA / EPA
  • Image: EGYPT-ANIMAL-ZOO

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Wide-eyed -

    A Barbary sheep stands inside an enclosure at the Giza Zoo in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 10.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: BRITAIN-ANIMALS-OFFBEAT

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Sea sprouts -

    A senior aquarist offers sprouts to Boris, a rare green sea turtle, at the Sea Life London Aquarium in London, on Dec. 15.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: AUSTRALIA-ANIMAL-CHIMPANZEE

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Party animal -

    Taronga Zoo's 15-month-old chimpanzee Fumo happily plays with the packaging of one of his Christmas presents in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 9.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: AUSTRALIA-ANIMAL-TAMARIN

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Chrismas treats -

    A cotton-top tamarin unwraps some gift-wrapped snacks and inspects a Christmas cracker at the Taronga Zoo, in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 9.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: AUSTRALIA-ANIMAL-GIRAFFE

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Eagerly waiting -

    Giraffes wait patiently for their Christmas-themed treats in their exhibit at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 9.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: FRANCE-ANIMALS-RHINO-ZOO-BIRTH

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Head on -

    Shango, a baby white rhinoceros, is pictured frolicking at the zoological park in Amneville, France, on Dec. 11.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: A youth plays the oboe (flute) near cats in Jeddah

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Cat's meow -

    A young man plays a Saudi Arabian oboe for his cats in Jeddah, on Dec. 12.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: EGYPT-ANIMAL-ZOO

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Bird bath -

    A flock of great white pelicans cool off in a pool at the Giza Zoo in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 10.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: EGYPT-ANIMAL-ZOO

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Healthy snacks -

    An African ostrich is fed at the Giza Zoo in Cairo, Egypt, on Dec. 10.

    AFP - Getty Images / AFP - Getty Images
  • Image: Sumatran Elephants in a river in Medan

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Splish splash -

    Indonesian mahouts clean their Sumatran elephant in a river near the zoo in Medan, Indonesia, on Dec. 12.

    EPA / EPA
  • Image:

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Party hat -

    A polar bear cub plays with a traffic cone on its first birthday at the animal park Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 9.

    AP / AP
  • Image:

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Yappy hour -

    Bullet, a terrier mix, sports an elf costume during the Yappy Hour Christmas "Paw-ty" to benefit Animal Care and Protective Services in Jacksonville, Fla., on Dec. 14.

    AP / AP
  • Image: World's Only Alive Panda Triplets Start Living Together With Their Mother

    Animal Tracks: Dec. 8-15

    of

    Mommy and me -

    Giant panda mother Juxiao plays with her cub, one of the panda triplets at Chimelong Safari Park in Foshan, China, on Dec. 9. The world's only living giant panda triplets (two boys and one girl) started living together with their this past week.

    Getty Images / Getty Images


TOP