Tender tapirs and more of the week's best animal photos

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    Take your antelope to work day -

    Aluna, a baby Dik-dik, walks across a computer keyboard in the office of Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals at Chester Zoo, in England on March 12. The miniature antelope which is only 8 inches tall is being hand reared by the zoo after failing to bond with its mother.

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    Yuck! -

    A horse standing on a snowy paddock sticks out its tongue on March 12 in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany.

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    Duck crossing -

    A duck peers over snow-covered steps near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on March 12.

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    Monkey mouth -

    A mandrill shows its teeth at the zoo in Dresden, Germany on March 12.

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    Mini meerkat -

    A 6-week-old meerkat pup walks through the grass in its enclosure on March 11 at the Oakland Zoo in California. The Oakland Zoo is welcoming three 6-week-old meerkat pups to its current mob, or clan, of meerkats. The new pups are named Ayo, Rufaro and Nandi.

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    Condor care -

    Wesa, a 2-week-old California condor chick, snuggles with a puppet at the San Diego Zoo on March 11. Wesa has maintained a healthy weight and has quite an appetite, eating up to 15 mice daily. Ron Webb, a San Diego Zoo Safari Park senior condor keeper, has been monitoring Wesa closely and has been puppet-rearing the chick so it can be released into the wild one day.

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    Wonderful wallabies -

    A newborn red-necked wallaby baby peeks out from its mother's pouch in Kittenberger Zoo near Budapest, Hungary on March 11.

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    Pretty panda -

    Tian Tian, a female giant panda, walks through the snow in her enclosure at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland on March 11.

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    A sleepy king -

    A lions yawns at Nairobi's National Park in Kenya on March 11.

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    Holy kitty -

    A cat makes its way through the colonnade in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on March 11.

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    Quite the leap -

    A dog performs a jump during the agility competition on March 10, the fourth day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England.

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    Cranes in a row -

    Common cranes walk on a snow-covered field near Petersdorf, Germany on March 10.

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    Peculiar pig -

    A hairless guinea pig called Mumps is presented at the international pet show in Lublin, Poland on March 9.

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    Mother and child -

    A 3-week-old female Mishmi takin is seen with its mother on March 9 at the zoo in Wroclaw, Poland. The Mishmi takin is an endangered goat-antelope native to India, Myanmar and China.

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    Maciej Kulczynski / EPA
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    Why so grumpy? -

    Tardar Sauce, aka "Grumpy Cat," makes a personal appearance at the Mashable House on March 8 during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas.

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    A good grip -

    An almost 1-month-old male collared mangabey sits near its mother at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland on March 8. Mangabey monkeys come from West Africa and live in the lower parts of the forests and floodplains. The species is threatened with extinction due to hunting.

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    Maciej Kulczynski / EPA
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    Beautiful birds -

    Three 2-month-old Oriental pied-hornbills sit together on March 8 at the Jurong Bird Park's Breeding and Research Center in Singapore. The birds hatched after successful artificial incubation. Their eggs were rescued on an off-shore island in Singapore as part of the bird park's wildlife-preservation efforts.

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    Wong Maye-e / AP
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    Sitting pretty -

    A yet-unnamed male giraffe calf sits in the straw at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on March 8.

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    Bernd Thissen / AP
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    Floppy puppy -

    A woman parades a Maltese dog for the judges on March 8, the second day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England.

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    Relaxed rhinos -

    Jamil, a 3-month-old greater one-horned rhino, rests next to his mother, Behan, on March 7 at the Whipsnade Zoo north of London.

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    Great catch -

    An osprey flies off with a fish near the seventh fairway as golfers played the first round of the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on March 7 in Doral, Fla.

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    Tender tapir -

    A young Malayan tapir stands next to his mother, Laila, in their enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany on March 7. The male baby tapir was born Feb. 9 at the zoo.

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    Dog nap? -

    Caitlin, 9, sleeps on her Irish wolfhound on March 7, the first day of Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England.

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    Flying high -

    Eurasian Oystercatchers fly over Ubu Island in the Yellow Sea near Gunsan, South Korea on March 7.

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    Jeon Heon-kyun / EPA
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    Making it real -

    A 3-year-old orangutan baby drinks water from a soda can at a zoo in Bangkok, Thailand on March 7.

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    Snowy squirrel -

    A squirrel sits atop a snowy fence as it nibbles on food during a snowstorm in Arlington, Va., on March 6.

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    Jason Reed / Reuters

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