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    From a big-eyed baby bonobo to a fat cat and a curious monkey, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    Well hello there!

    Bonobo baby Sambo looks into a camera at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany on April 24. He was born on January 7 and had to be raised by hand. Some time in the next few days he will join his fellows in the zoo exhibit.

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    Little bear

    Polar bear cub Anori explores the outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany on April 23. Anori was born on January 4 and is becoming a highlight for visitors.

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    Birds on a branch

    Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, New York on April 23.

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    Koala fun

    A koala chews on gum leaves at the wildlife park in Sydney, Australia on April 23.

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    Sausage race

    Two unidentified participants of the 'Itzehoe Dachshund Race' run along the field in Itzehoe, Germany, on April 22. Dogs competing in the categories 'dachshund' and 'non-dachshund' race for the 'Golden Saussage of Itzehoe.'

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    Animal eyes

    Canuta, a female otorongo, is seen at Las Leyendas zoo in Lima on April 21. Canuta and Zamba, her twin sister, were born in captivity a year ago at the zoo, and were elected as a symbol for Earth Day. Otorongo is an Amazonian species that is about to be considered in risk of extiction.

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    Cone head

    A Cock-of-rock, the national bird of Peru, is seen at the zoo in Cali, Colombia, on April 21.

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    Motherly love

    A one-month old albino Bennett tree-kangaroo rests in his mother's pouch in the Garden of Nature zoo in the town of Szeged, Hungary on April 21. Up until a few years ago, growing concern about the population of Bennett kangaroos led to new legislation to protect the 'near threatened' species. The arrival of this albino was an unusual addition at the zoo.

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    Lurking lion

    A male lion is seen at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on April 20 in Dubbo, Australia.

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    Long necks

    Ostriches look out from their enclosure at Taronga Western Plains Zoo on April 20 in Dubbo, Australia. Their long necks and legs keep their heads 6 to 9 feet above the ground, and their eyes are said to be the largest of any land vertebrate at 2 inches in diameter. Large eyes help them perceive predators at a great distance.

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    Just a nibble

    NJ, a one year old galapagos tortoise, eats grass at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo on April 20 in Dubbo, Australia.

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    Meerkat meagerie

    A meerkat is seen at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, Australia on April 20.

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    Hula geese

    Little Hawaiian geese are pictured at an animal park in St. Peter-Ording, Germany on April 21. A total of five little geese hatched earlier this week. The Hawaiian goose is one of the world's most critically endangered waterfowls and Hawaii's state bird.

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    Roadblock

    A bird stands in the road on April 21 as a group of runners pass by during a marathon in Poland. The marathon passes through a zoo.

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    Fat cat

    Meow, a 2-year-old tabby, tops the scale at over 39 pounds at the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 19. Meow came to the shelter after his elderly owner could no longer care for the feline. The shelter plans to put the cat on a special diet so he can lose weight gradually. Adult cats typically weigh between 7 and 12 pounds.

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    Taking cover

    A newly hatched Canada goose gosling looks out from under the wing of its parent on a cool morning near a pond at a city park in Roseburg, Oregon on April 20.

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    Three bears and a tree stump

    The three bear cubs called Ben, Yogy and Zora play in their enclosure at Juraparc animal park in Switzerland on April 20.

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    Pretty in pink

    A flamingo is pictured at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany on April 19.

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    Sleepy sea lion

    A sea lion sleeps at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany on April 19.

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    Hey dad, wanna play?

    A 3-week-old wild boar stands next to his father at the wildlife park Spargelhof Buschmann und Winkelmann in Klaistow, Germany on April 19. About ten little piglets were born at the park.

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    Ugly or cute?

    Kea parrot chick Nelson is seen at the Bergzoo in Halle/Saale, Germany on April 19. Nelson spent his first month of life in an incubator at the zoo after being rejected by his parents.

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    Cross species kiss

    Captain Owen Beynon Brown of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery introduces his dog, Lord Percy, to a horse named Tango at Wellington Barracks in London on April 19.

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    Colorful macaw

    A guara roja, also known as the scarlet macaw, is seen at the Rosy Walter zoo on El Picacho hill in northern Tegucigalpa on April 18.

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    Curious monkey

    Loango, a crown male Mangabey monkey, checks out the photographer at the Jardin des Plantes zoo in Paris on April 18. The baby was rejected by his mother when he was born in the zoo on March 5. This birth is part of the European Breeding of Endangered Species Program.

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    Howling wolves

    A pair of Mexican gray wolves are seen at Brookfield Zoo’s Great Bear Wilderness exhibit in Brookfield, Illinois on April 18. Through a study of Mexican gray wolves, researchers hope to aid in conservation efforts of the endangered species.

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