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    Animal Tracks: Aug. 11-17

    A fishing heron, a fierce lion cub and 15 of this week's most awesome animal photos

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    Happy birthday! -

    Ri Ri, a male giant panda, prepares to eat a birthday cake in his enclosure at the Ueno zoo in Tokyo, Aug. 16.
    Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP - Getty Images
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    Snack time -

    A striated heron catching a fish in the city of Guri, South Korea, on Aug. 15.
    Kim Jae-sun / EPA
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    Turtle power -

    Pine Tyme, a subadult loggerhead sea turtle fitted with a satellite tracking transmitter, crawls into the Atlantic Ocean after being released in Marathon, Florida, on Aug. 15. The 80-pound female turtle was rehabilitated at the Keys-based Turtle Hospital, and is the 11th turtle being tracked online during the Tour de Turtles, a three-month-long event organized by the Sea Turtle Conservancy.
    Andy Newman / Reuters
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    Fierce kitty -

    A 13-week old white lion cub tries a roar at the zoo in La Fleche, France, on Aug. 15.
    Jean-francois Monier / AFP - Getty Images
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    Birds of a feather -

    Two storks sit on their nest in Wahrenholz, northwestern Germany, on Aug. 14.
    Julian Stratenschulte / AFP - Getty Images
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    Sticking your neck out -

    A turtle sits on a rock at Stow Lake in San Francisco, on Aug. 11. San Francisco Bay Area animal shelters and humane society leaders are reminding the public of the level of commitment it takes to own a turtle as they brace for a surge in sales of turtles following the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
    Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
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    Bear buddies -

    Three brown bears cubs are pictured after they were transported to a wildlife enclosure in Kosovo, on Aug. 11.
    Hazir Reka / Reuters
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    Lots of spots -

    Two unnamed female Sri Lankan baby leopards are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge, France, on Aug. 12.
    Yves Herman / Reuters
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    At his post -

    A cat stands up on a post near a corn field in Laredo, northern Spain, on Aug. 15.
    Alvaro Barrientos / AP
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    Steamy flight -

    A bird flies over the crater of mount Bromo thrown by Hindu worshippers during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia, on Aug. 12.
    Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images
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    On track -

    Birds sit on the Santa Monica Pier roller coaster track during the full or perigee moon, also known as a "supermoon,' in Santa Monica, Calif., on Aug. 11.
    Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images
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    Disc dog -

    A dog catches a Frisbee as it takes part in the qualifying competitions of the 'Disc Dog' European and World Championships in Vitoria, Spain, on Aug. 16.
    David Aguilar / EPA
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    Gone fishing -

    A heron after catching a fish in Guri, South Korea, on Aug. 15.
    Kim Jae-sun / EPA
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    Taking the plunge -

    Aisha the dog follows her owner as he jumps into a lake at sunset in Bucharest, Romania, on Aug. 12.
    Vadim Ghirda / AP
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    Three of a kind -

    CJ, Austin and Summer stroll around the Southaven Arena prior to their turn in the ring at the Memphis Toy Dog Show in Southaven, Miss., on Aug. 15.
    Stan Carroll / AP
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    Ribbit! -

    A wild bullfrog floats in a cattle watering trough on a ranch near Elkton, Ore., on Aug. 16.
    Robin Loznak / for NBC News