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    A dribbling pachyderm, a hurdle-jumping bunny, a back-rubbing bear and twin feeding fawns make up this week’s mix of mesmerizing photos, sure to thrill animal enthusiasts everywhere.

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    Flying bunny -

    A rabbit jumps over a hurdle near Jena, Germany.

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    That's a mouthful -

    A Puffin with a beak full of sand eels in Inner Farne, part of the Farne Islands, England.

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    Double the dinner -

    Twin fawns feed in a grassy meadow near Maysville, Ky.

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  • Image: Claude Desmarais and his Belgian draft horse Fred pull fiber optic cables between utility poles in East Burke

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    Claude Desmarais and his Belgian draft horse Fred pull fiber optic cables between utility poles in East Burke, Vt.

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  • Image: A black bear rubs itself against a tree near the Rainy Lake near Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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    A black bear rubs itself against a tree near the Rainy Lake near Tower Fall in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.

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    Head's up -

    An Arctic Tern pecks a mans head as he walks through nesting seabirds on Inner Farne, England.

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    Black-and-white babe -

    A few days old zebra foal stands in an enclosure at the zoo in Schwerin, northern Germany.

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  • Image: A coyote hunts at the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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    On the hunt -

    A coyote hunts at the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.

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  • Image: Bee-man In Chongqing

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    Don't worry, bee happy -

    59-year-old Zhang Xinglun, a Chinese beekeeper, performs 'Bee Bearding, where he wears bees on his body,' at Juntian Village in Chongqing, China.

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  • Image: A dog called "Shura" licks an orphaned roe deer it has befriended in the Simferopol zoo in Crimea

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    A dog named "Shura" licks an orphaned roe deer it has befriended in the Simferopol zoo in Crimea, Ukraine.

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  • Image: Young elephant 'Nelly' kicks football during event to predict result of upcoming Women's World Cup soccer match at safari-park in Hodenhagen

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    Elephant's got game -

    Young elephant 'Nelly' kicks a soccer ball during an event to predict the result of the upcoming Women's World Cup soccer match between Germany and Canada, at the safari-park in Hodenhagen, Lower-Saxony, Germany. The 'elephant oracle' announced a German victory by 1-0.

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    Stallions fight for their position in the herd in Rauris, in the Austrian province of Salzburg.

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  • Image: Whale Watching Season Underway In Sydney

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    Prince of a whale -

    A humpback whale is seen breaching outside of Sydney Heads at the beginning of whale watching season in Sydney.

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    Polly want a mango? -

    A parrot eats a mango in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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  • Image: A cinnamon black bear, a subspecies of the American black bear, runs between cars near Madison in Yellowstone National Park

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    Bear crossing -

    A cinnamon black bear, a subspecies of the American black bear, runs between cars near Madison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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    Hungry and homeless -

    A myna fledgling cries on a road after its nest fell off a tree branch during stormy weather in Bhubaneswar, India.

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    Playtime with mommy -

    An Otorongo named Daniela plays with one of her twin melanic otorongo cubs at the zoo in Lima, Peru.

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    In flight session -

    A gull flies back-dropped by a cloudy sunset sky in Bucharest, Romania.

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