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    Animal Tracks: Aug. 4 - Aug. 11

    A seal comes to the surface, pigs race at a state fair, and more of this week's best animal photos.

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    Chimp off the old block -

    Shiba, a chimpanzee at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, holds her newborn baby on Aug. 10.
    Lisa Ridley / AFP - Getty Images
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    Cow caress -

    Emma Leis lays on a cow at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9.
    Jim Young / Reuters
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    When pigs flee -

    Pigs race at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9.
    Jim Young / Reuters
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    Dog takes catnap -

    A 29-day-old Labrador puppy sleeps against a tree at a courtyard in Beijing on Aug. 10.
    Jason Lee / Reuters
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    Busy bee -

    A bee gathers nectar along Skyline Drive in Shenadoah National Park in Virginia on Aug. 9.
    Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images
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    Bright butterfly -

    An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly flies in Shenadoah National Park in Virginia on Aug. 9.
    Karen Bleier / AFP - Getty Images
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    Seeing double -

    A gorilla is reflected in a window at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Sven Hoppe / AFP - Getty Images
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    Blooming plumage -

    A peacock displays his plumage at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Sven Hoppe / AFP - Getty Images
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    Rock on -

    A 9-month-old baby samang, a tailless, black-furred gibbon native to forests in Malaysia and Indonesia's Sumatra province, holds onto a rock during a Hindu ritual ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, on Aug. 9.
    Firdia Lisnawati / AP
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    Sitting pretty -

    Parrots look around at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Patrik Stollarz / AFP - Getty Images
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    Meerly looking -

    A meerkat stands and watches visitors at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Patrik Stollarz / AFP - Getty Images
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    At the end of their rope -

    Pig-tailed macaques climb on a rope at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Patrik Stollarz / AFP - Getty Images
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    The eyes have it -

    A snow owl at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Patrik Stollarz / AFP - Getty Images
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    On the prowl with a growl -

    A tiger walks around at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
    Patrik Stollarz / AFP - Getty Images
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    Big bad wolf -

    Chingiz, a male Siberian forest wolf, walks around inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia on Aug. 8.
    Ilya Naymushin / Reuters
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    Washing up -

    Masha, a female raccoon, holds a piece of cloth in a pan with water, placed by zoo employees, at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia on Aug. 8.
    Ilya Naymushin / Reuters
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    Teeny turtle -

    A zoo worker holds a newborn river terrapin on display at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok on Aug. 8. The River Terrapin is one of the most critically endangered turtle species.
    Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP - Getty Images
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    Lengthy lick -

    A giraffe licks its face at the Philadelphia Zoo on Aug. 7.
    Michael Zorn / Getty Images
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    National bird -

    An American bald eagle surveys its surroundings at the Philadelphia Zoo on Aug. 7.
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    Silly seal -

    A young seal emerges from the water in Friedrichskoog, Germany, on Aug. 7.
    Daniel Bockwoldt / DPA via AFP - Getty Images
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    Leaving the hospital -

    Crowds of beach goers watch Mitchell, a 65-pound juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, crawl back to the ocean during the release of rehabilitated sea turtles on Aug. 6 in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The turtle which accidentally swallowed a fishing hook and had it surgically removed by the sea turtle hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.
    Richard Ellis / Getty Images
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    Pampered pachyderms -

    An elephant keeper sprinkles coconut oil on orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage within Nairobi National Park in Kenya on Aug. 6.
    Thomas Mukoya / Reuters