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    Need a break? Find images of a mouthy zebra, a curious coati, two diving dolphins and more in our slideshow of cute critters.

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    Joy amid the rubble

    Maggie Kelley and her husband, Trey Adams, hug their dog, Saint, after finding him in the rubble of their home in Joplin, Mo. The two are Hurricane Katrina evacuees who settled in Joplin, which was leveled by a tornado on Sunday.

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    Hare-raising

    A hare hides in a field of poppies blossom in the Oderbruch region Mallnow, Germany. The history of the Oderbruch lasts for about 250 years. In 1765 Frederick the Great arranged the drainage of the flood area around the Oder river to use the fertile ground.

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    Just a little appetizer

    Smoke, one of the oldest harbor seals in captivity in the U.S., chomps down on a fish fed to her at the New England Aquarium in Boston.

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    Resting on a petal

    A ladybug nestles down within the blossom of a small blue flower in Walla Walla, Wash.

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    For love of lions

    Traudi Reigger embraces Zuba, the white lion at Mystic Monkeys and Feathers Wildlife Park in Rust de Winter near Pretoria, South Africa. Charmaine Joubert, a volunteer at the park is campaigning for a ban on hunting of the endangered white lion.

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    Just ducky

    Two ducks dive in the river Rhine near Speyer, western Germany. Meteorologists forecast warm and sunny weather for the following days in the region.

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    A bloomin' good snack

    Horses eat flowers from a tree near the town of Babolna, 62 miles west of Budapest.

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  • Image: A zebra opens its mouth in a enclosure in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg

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    Nice teeth!

    A zebra opens its mouth in a enclosure in Hagenbecks Zoo in Hamburg, Germany.

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    Finders keepers

    A crust of bread hangs around the neck of a pigeon in Leipzig, Germany.

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  • Image: Arrigoni of Italy attempts to set an apnea diving record, pushed by two dolphins near Rome

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    A little help from my friends

    Simone Arrigoni attempts to set an apnea diving record, pushed by two dolphins named Paco and Marco, in Torvaianica, Italy.

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    Not exactly a 'deadly sin'

    Eight-month-old baby sloth Camillo yawns as he is pictured at the zoo in Halle, eastern Germany.

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  • Image: Black Rattlesnake, which had been rescued while being trafficked illegally, is seen inside plastic cylinder at Mexico's Federal Wildlife Conservation Center

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    The snakehole lounge

    A black rattlesnake, which had been rescued with other animals while being trafficked illegally, is seen inside a plastic cylinder at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center on the outskirts of Mexico City.

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    Put a bird on it!

    A bird rests on top of a pole in the early morning fog in Chester, N.J.

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    Monkey see ...

    A girl plays with a gorilla at the window of the gorillas' house in Budapest Zoo and Botanic Garden, in the Hungarian capital.

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  • Image: Concern Grows Over A Possible Mass Stranding Of Up To A Hundrew Pilot Whales On A Scottish Beach

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    Pilot program

    Gulls glide over a pilot whale, one of a pod of up to 70, as it emerges from the water of Loch Carron in South Uist, Scotland.

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  • Image: Coati, which had been rescued from a home, sits inside its enclosure at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center

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    Cutie coati

    A coati, which had been rescued from a home along with two others of its kind, sits inside its enclosure at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center on the outskirts of Mexico City.

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    Flower power

    A wasp clings to a flower bud growing in a botanical area at River Forks Park near Roseburg, Ore.

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  • Image: Couple of Spider Monkeys, found on bus inside bag with three dead monkeys, rest in hammock at Mexico's Federal Wildlife Conservation Center

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    Better together

    A couple of spider monkeys rest in a hammock at the Federal Wildlife Conservation Center on the outskirts of Mexico City.

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    Taking a bite out of crime

    A 10-foot-long alligator takes a bite out of a Florida deputy sheriff's cruiser in Gainesville, Fla. while the deputy was waiting for an alligator trapper to show up. Sheriff's spokesman Todd Kelly said the car's front bumper was heavily damaged.

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    No eyes are on this sparrow

    A sparrow steals a piece of cake on the cafe terrace at the Max Liebermann Villa in Berlin, Germany.

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    Gentoo gentlemen

    Gentoo penguins enter the water at the Sea Life London Aquarium in central London.

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    That'll do, donkey

    Smoke, the Iraqi donkey, right, checks out Annie, a 27 year-old Arabian horse, at the Miracle Hills Ranch and Stables, in Fort Calhoun, Neb.

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    Snack attack

    A young masai ostrich has a meal at its enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, central Germany.

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    Robert Flanagan tests the depth of the Yazoo River floodwaters with his horse Boo in Yazoo County, Miss.

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