A snow leopard duo and more of the week's best animal photos

  • Slideshow Photos

    Image: A three month old snow leopard cub and his mother Sarani are seen at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield

    Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    From a snow leopard duo to crib full of baby pandas, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Not so itsy bitsy -

    A spider sits in the center of its web in a garden in Karlsruhe, Germany on Sept. 21.

    Uli Deck / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    King of the jungle -

    An Asian lion gazes calmly at a photographer visiting a zoo in Mulhouse, France on Sept. 23.

    Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Soothing swim -

    A spot-billed pelican swims in front of the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Sept. 22. Spot-billed pelicans are found in southern Asia and are considered to be "near threatened," according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

    Ishara S.kodikara / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    On the lookout -

    A 3-month-old snow leopard cub is watched over by his mother as he prepares to make his public debut on Sept. 18 at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois.

    Scott Olson / Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    A regal rhino -

    Kipenzi, a female Southern white rhino calf, plays in her pen at the Werribee Open Range Zoo near Melbourne, Australia on Sept. 21.

    Joe Castro / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    All downhill from here -

    "Capricorn" goats head down Montalin Mountain above Chur, Switzerland on Sept. 22.

    Arno Balzarini / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Keeping the seat warm -

    A stray cat perches on a bicycle parked in an alley in the old quarters of Delhi, India on Sept. 22.

    Mansi Thapliyal / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Cock-a-doodle-doo! -

    A rooster rests on a fence next to a house in La Pintada in the Mexican state of Guerrero on Sept. 20.

    Tomas Bravo / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Something to say -

    A deer bellows at the Duesseldorf Grafenberg Wildlife Park in Germany on Sept. 19.

    Horst Ossinger / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Birds of a feather -

    Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, Germany on Sept. 20.

    Carsten Rehder / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Lookin' good -

    A model walks with a dog during the "2013 Spring-Summer Caribbean Colour Paws" show in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Sept. 20.

    Enrique Marcarian / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Making faces -

    Zookeepers hold baby red pandas at the zoo in Nuremberg, Germany on Sept. 20. The two pandas were born at the zoo on July 6.

    Daniel Karmann / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Learning to fly -

    Felicity Evans, a zookeeper at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, gives a 2-year-old female wedge-tailed eagle some flight training on Sept. 20.

    Dean Lewins / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Busy bee -

    A bee sits on a marigold flower in Oberbeuren, Germany on Sept. 19.

    Karl-josefâ Hildenbrand / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    After a while, crocodile -

    This photo released on Sept. 19 shows 50-year-old saltwater crocodile Pinjarra in the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium's new "Croc Lair," which features a full 360-degree viewing experience. Visitors to the exhibit at the Australian aquarium can come face-to-face with one of the most feared predators in the world.

    Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Powerful paws -

    Rasputin the tiger rests in his compound at the zoo in Munster, Germany on Sept. 19.

    Friso Gentsch / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Pumpkin carving -

    A female white lion grasps a pumpkin filled with chicken at the Ouwehands Dierenpark animal park in Rhenen, Netherlands on Sept. 19.

    Lex Van Lieshout / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    All hail the king -

    Visitors watch a king penguin swimming at the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland on Sept. 18.

    Steffen Schmidt / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    They're a handful -

    A handler holds rescued baby bunnies near Ashland, Pa., on Sept. 18.

    Jacqueline Dormer / AP
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    And the little one said, roll over -

    Fourteen new giant panda cubs lie in a crib at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in southwestern China's Sichuan Province on Sept. 23.

    China Daily / Reuters
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Blending in -

    A Grévy's zebra looks on from its pen at a zoo in Mulhouse, France on Sept. 23.

    Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Splish splash -

    A content dog and its owner chill out during "Dog Bathing Day" at Stadionbad pool in Bamberg, Germany on Sept. 21.

    David Ebener / EPA
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    On Wednesdays we wear pink -

    Pink flamingos stand in their pen at a zoo in Mulhouse, France on Sept. 23.

    Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Tiniest tiger -

    A tiger cub named Santana peers out from its box at a zoo in Mulhouse, France on Sept. 23.

    Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images
  • Animal Tracks: Sept. 18-25

    of

    Seeing double -

    Two roseate spoonbill birds stand in their pen at a zoo in Mulhouse, France on Sept. 23.

    Sebastien Bozon / AFP - Getty Images
TOP