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    From a baby alligator emerging from its egg to a buzzing bee, a hotel for dogs and a gorilla getting cozy on a hammock; get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

  • Image: A loggerhead turtle hatchling makes it's way to the surf, as tourists and volunteers look on, at South Litchfield Beach

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    I think I can, I think I can

    A loggerhead turtle hatchling makes its way to the surf, as tourists and volunteers look on, at South Litchfield Beach along the coast of South Carolina on August 17.

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    Rolling in the deep

    Elephants at the Ouwehands Dierenpark Zoo in Rhenen, the Netherlands enjoy a mud bath to cool down on August 21.

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    Snake show

    Israeli Arabs have their picture taken with a snake at an amusement park during the Eid al-Fitr holiday on August 20 in the old city of Acre, Israel.

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    Cheeky monkey

    A male orangutan looks at visitors at the National Zoological Gardens at Dehiwala, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on August 20.

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    Hello, world!

    A baby alligator emerges from its egg at Gatorama's "Alligator Hatching Festival" on August 19, near Palmdale, Florida. Gatorama officials said it was a very good year for eggs. The animal park got 3,233 alligator eggs from this year's harvest of more than 37,000 eggs gathered by state-sponsored hunters.

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  • Image: Lioness yawns while resting with its cub at Tanzania's Serengeti

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    One tired mom

    A lioness yawns while resting with her cub in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park on August 19.

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    Let the sunshine in

    A bee collects pollen from a sunflower on August 19 in Berlin, Germany.

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    Open wide

    A hippopotamus opens his mouth while cooling off in the pond of his enclosure at the zoo in Karlsruhe, Germany on August 18.

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    Getting to know you

    Dog Nikon and cat Zoia check each other out on in Warsaw, Poland on August 18.

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  • Image: A month-old cotton-top tamarin is seen with its parents at their enclosure in the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem

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    Black and white

    A one-month-old cotton-top tamarin clings to its parent at their enclosure in the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem, Israel on August 17. The tamarin couple gave birth to two babies a month ago at the zoo.

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    Snack time

    Wallabies eat leaves on the new Wallaby Trail at Night Safari in Singapore on August 17. The Singapore Zoo opened a new trail at Night Safari featuring 13 new mammals, birds and reptiles from the Australasian region.

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    Gazing at goldfish

    Visitors watch goldfish swim in a polyhedral aquarium on the opening day of the Art Aquarium Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan on August 17.

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    Hotel for dogs

    Atlas enjoys a double bed, fluffy pillows and a flat-screen TV in his luxurious suite at D Pet Hotel Chelsea in New York on August 17.

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    Hummingbird on a wire

    A Rufous hummingbird pauses on a barbed-wire fence while feeding on the nectar of a flowering fuschia bush on a ranch near Elkton, Texas.

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    Pint-sized pachyderm

    Anachli, a newborn Asian elephant calf, nuzzles up to her mother at their official presentation at the zoo in Berlin, Germany on August 15. Anachli was born on Sunday, August 12.

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    Seal of approval

    A Californian sea lion yawns in his enclosure at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin, Germany on August 15.

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    Grin and bear it

    A bear eats fresh produce from the garden of a house along Barre Paxton Road in Rutland, Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 15.

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    Frail flamingo

    A Caribbean flamingo hatchling sits in a nest beneath its mother at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo in New York City.

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    Kickin' back

    A Western lowland gorilla relaxes in a hammock at Zoo Atlanta in Georgia on August 15. Zoo Atlanta exhibits the largest number of gorillas in the US.

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  • Image: A rhinoceros has a cloverleaf in its mou

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    Chomping on a clover

    A rhinoceros has a cloverleaf in its mouth on August 15, at the Zoologischer Garten zoo in Berlin, Germany.

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  • Image: One month old king penguin chick sits next to its father in their enclosure at zoo in Zurich

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    Hello, dad!

    A male king penguin tends to his one-month-old chick in their enclosure at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland on August 15.

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