A tiger beating the heat and more amazing animal photos

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    Animal Tracks: July 17-24

    From animals beating the summer heat to puppies who want to feel the wind in their hair, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    Go fish -

    A polar bear eats a fish underwater on July 23 at the La Fleche Zoo in western France.
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    Wet and wild -

    A white tiger is cooled off with water in the Ouwehand Zoo in the Netherlands on July 23.
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    Don't mess with us -

    Two baby meercats play together in their enclosure on July 23 at Bristol Zoo Gardens in Bristol, England.
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    Ready for a picnic -

    Sandro, a brown bear, holds a frozen watermelon at the Bioparco Zoo in Rome on July 23. Zoo staff offered animals frozen and refrigerated fruit to help them cool off. Temperatures are expected to reach peaks of 100 degrees this week.
    Andrew Medichini / AP
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    Sneaking a peek -

    A flamingo peeks over his shoulder in the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on July 23.
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    Sink or swim -

    A Siberian tiger takes a swim in his open-air enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on July 23.
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    Nurturing nudge -

    A Greater Flamingo turns its eggs at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland on July 23. About 20 chicks have hatched at the zoo since May.
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    Big reach -

    An African elephant tries to pick some leaves from the crown of a tree at a zoo in Duisburg, Germany on July 23.
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    Sunflower snacks -

    A mandrill refreshes itself with seeds from a giant sunflower, corn and strawberry ice on July 23 at the Zoo de La Flèche in France.
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    King of the jungle -

    A white lion cools off with a giant chicken-flavored ice cube on July 23 at the Zoo de La Flèche in France.
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    It's a bird, it's a plane ... -

    Dan McManus and his service dog, Shadow, hang-glide together outside Salt Lake City, Utah on July 22. The two have been flying together for about nine years with a specially made harness for Shadow.
    Jim Urquhart / Reuters
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    Handful of crocs -

    A caretaker shows newly hatched baby crocodiles inside a crocodile farm in Pasay City, Manila in the Philippines on July 19.
    Romeo Ranoco / Reuters
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    Staring contest -

    A Humbolt penguin looks into the camera from its enclosure at Spreewelten Water Park in Luebbenau, Germany on July 18.
    Matthias Balk / EPA
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    Enjoying the view -

    A dog looks out the window of a dog advocate's "canine car" in Mexico City on July 18.
    Edgard Garrido / Reuters
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    Ready for bed -

    A western lowland gorilla is pictured moments after she was born on July 17 at the San Francisco Zoo in California. The baby gorilla weighs 5 pounds and belongs to a critically endangered species.
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    Funny faces -

    A giraffe makes a silly face in its outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Nuremberg, Germany on July 17.
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    Look ma, no hands! -

    A lioness carries one of her two lion cubs as they are presented to the public for the first time at the Copenhagen Zoo on July 17.
    Marcus Trappaud Bjoern / AP
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    So close -

    A squirrel monkey tries to reach a block of frozen fruit at a zoo in Zurich, Switzerland on July 17.
    Steffen Schmidt / AP
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