Pets & Animals

A seaside camel safari, three yawning cheetah cubs and more of this week's amazing animal photos

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    Image: Tourists ride on camels belonging to Port Macquarie Camel Safaris alongside the Pacific Ocean on Lighthouse Beach

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    These camels enjoy long walks on the beach...and more in this week's Animal Tracks!

  • Image: Andalusian horsemen wait before taking part in a morphological contest for colts of three years during the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in Seville

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    You can lead a horse to water -

    Andalusian horsemen wait before taking part in a morphological contest for colts at the Sicab International Pre Horse Fair in Seville, on Dec. 3.

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  • Image: A dog sits with a competitor dressed as Santa Claus before an annual charity Santa fun run in Loughborough

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    Here comes Santa Paws -

    A dog dressed as Santa Claus sits with its owner before an annual charity Santa fun run in Loughborough, England, on Dec. 7.

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    Curious cub -

    A red panda cub named Bambo and his mother Lobke stroll through their enclosure at the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on Dec. 5.

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  • Image: Llamas are seen in front of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco

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    Como se llama -

    A curious llama stands in front of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in Cusco, Peru, on Dec. 2.

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    Big yawn -

    Three of the newly born cheetah quadruplets yawn in their home at the Prague Zoo, on Dec. 1. The zoo says that the four who were born on Nov. 21, have survived the most critical period after the birth and their mother, the three-year-old Savannah, is taking good care of them.

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  • Image: Bornean orangutan in Spain

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    It's an under-the-covers kind of day -

    Bangghi, an eight-year-old Bornean orangutan rests under a blanket inside his enclosure at the Rio Safari Zoo in Elche, Spain, on Dec. 6. The animal recently arrived at Rio Safari to live with his father Nakal, who has lived in the center since the start of 2014.

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    Seeing double -

    Two crowned cranes stand face-to-face in their compound at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 4.

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    Reindeer games -

    A young woman uses her mouth to feed a graham cracker to Jack Frost, one of 12 reindeer at Hardy's Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul, Ill., on Dec. 1.

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    Two to tango -

    Three-month old orangutan Bulu Mata - whose name means huge eyelashes - prepares to travel to from his current home in Budapest to his new home, the Monkey World in Dorset, United Kingdom, on Dec. 8.

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  • Image: Pigeon fanciers practice their hobby in Herat

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    Fly free -

    A man holds his pet pigeon on a rooftop in Herat, Afghanistan, on Dec. 5. Among many of the things banned by the Taliban before they were forcibly removed from power was bird keeping, which they described as un-Islamic.

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    Racing into the sunset -

    A horseman competes during the traditional sport of Buzkashi in Herat Province, Afghanistan, on Dec. 5. The ancient game of Buzkashi is an Afghan national sport which is played between two teams of horsemen.

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    Bird watching -

    A male Mandarin duck swims at Berlin Zoo, on Dec. 4.

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    Sweet dreams -

    A hedgehog takes a nap in a shelter in Neuzelle, Germany, on Dec. 2. The private hedgehog shelter cares for injured, ill, or too small hedgehogs and currently hosts 20 hedgehogs for hibernation.

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  • Image: A group of dogs waiting to be walked are pictured on the Upper East Side of the Manhattan borough of New York

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    Ruff times -

    A group of dogs wait o be walked on the Upper East Side of New York, on Dec. 4.

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  • Image: Tourists ride on camels belonging to Port Macquarie Camel Safaris alongside the Pacific Ocean on Lighthouse Beach

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    Long walks on the beach -

    A camel safari takes place alongside the Pacific Ocean on Lighthouse Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 4.

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    I spy -

    A sheep stands amidst scrub covered in frost on Hoher Meissner Mountain near Hessisch Lichtenau, Germany, on Dec. 2.

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  • Image: Tacoma Tigers

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    Three's company -

    Sumatran tiger triplets Kirana, Dari, and Indah just want to play! They roll around with mom Jaya at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Wash., on Dec. 4.

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