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    Animal Tracks: Holiday edition

    A baby orangutan plays in a Santa suit, zoo animals get presents, and more in this week's Animal Tracks.

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    I know it's in there

    An orangutan opens a Christmas gift at the Zoo of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 23.

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    Special delivery

    A dolphin carries a present to its trainer during a special Christmas show at the Shinagawa Aqua Stadium in Tokyo on December 23.

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    Here comes Santa Claus

    A zookeeper in a Santa Claus costume feeds ring-tailed lemurs at Tokyo's Ueno Zoological Garden on December 23.

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    'Tis the season

    A baby lion named Dominjun, center, and a baby tiger named Jangbori wear Santa hats at the Everland Amusement Park in Seoul, Korea, on December 23.

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    Favorite time of the year

    A polar bear nibbles on fruit snacks hanging on a Christmas tree at Hannover Zoo in Germany, on December 22.

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    Oh come all ye faithful

    A diver dressed as Santa Claus feeds rays and fish for a special underwater show at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan, on December 22.

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    Oh, Christmas tree

    A sea lion balances a Christmas tree on his nose at the Aqua Stadium aquarium in Tokyo, on December 22.

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    Celebrate the season

    A baby orangutan plays with a Santa Claus outfit at the zoo in Dvur Kralove nad Labem, Czech Republic, on December 21.

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    Dashing through the sand

    A man with his dog dressed as Father Frost run during the 'Happy Run' charitable race in Moscow, Russia, on December 21. More than 500 runners took part in the event where all raised money will go to the treatment of seriously ill children.

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    Christmas cheer

    An Aymara indigenous woman carries her pet to a Christmas costume contest for dogs in El Alto, Bolivia, on December 20.

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    All I want for Christmas is a kiss

    Two dogs lick each other during a Christmas costume contest for dogs in El Alto, Bolivia, on December 20.

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    Father Christmas

    A man dressed as Santa Claus plays with a king penguin at the animal exhibition park Marineland in Antibes, France, on December 19.

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    Have yourself a merry little Christmas

    A chimpanzee stands by a Christmas tree during the 'Christmas with the Chimps' event at Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach, Florida, on December 18.

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  • Image: Tian Tian, a  giant panda prepares to eat a special Christmas panda cake crafted in the shape of a Christmas tree in the outdoor enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo

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    Rocking around the Christmas tree

    Tian Tian, a giant panda prepares to eat a special Christmas panda cake crafted in the shape of a Christmas tree at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland, on December 17.

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    Season's greetings

    A white beluga wears a Santa hat at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise Aquarium in Yokohama,Tokyo, on December 17.

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    Oh fishy night

    A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume feeds a sunfish at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, Tokyo, on December 17.

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    A time to give and receive

    Taronga Zoo's 15-month-old chimpanzee Fumo opens one of his Christmas presents in Sydney, on December 9.

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    Joy to the world

    A dog with a Santa Claus hat takes part in the first Athens 'Santa Claus Run' in the city's center, on December 7.

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    Naughty or nice?

    Rocky the dog poses with Santa Claus during the Nassau Humane Society’s 15th Annual Parade of Paw in Fernandina Beach, Florida, on December 6.

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    Peace on earth

    An employee of a local zoo, dressed as Santa Claus, walks with a reindeer while marking the upcoming Christmas and New Year's celebrations in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on December 5.

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    Santa's little helper

    Midwestern State University students Heather Skelton, left, and Pooja Patel, center, enjoy petting therapy dogs provided by the Obedience Training Club of Wichita Falls, Texas, on December 3.

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Marnie the dog wears a holiday sweater in chilly New York City, on November 29.

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