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    Tsunami, an eleven year old female Sumatran Orangutan eats a fruit platter during her birthday celebration at the National Zoo Ape Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    A lavish Orangutan lunch and more in this week's best animal photos

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    Two buds in a tree -

    Young Lynx cubs play in at tree at their enclosure at the Highland Wildlife Park in December in Kincraig,Scotland. Concerns have been raised by Scottish landowners in over proposals to reintroduce Lynx back into the ecosystem in the wilds of Scotland. The Lynx UK Trust has been asking Scottish Land and Estates groups, their views on bringing the wild cat back into trial sites in Aberdeenshire, Argyll, and the Borders.

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    Whoa, this guy looks mad... or happy? Or sad? -

    A common jellyfish in the vivarium at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland, December 29th 2015.

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    "Hi friend" -

    A long-necked turtle looks through the glass of its enclosure at the Pata Zoo located on the top floor of a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, December 29th, 2015. Native to Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor, the long-necked turtle is a fish eater, and can reach up to 45 cm in length.

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    Who's this fishy little fella? -

    A yellow tang in the vivarium at the zoo in Basel, Switzerland, December 29th, 2015.

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    "What did you say?!" -

    A view of a West African crowned crane at the Pata Zoo located on the top floor of a shopping center in Bangkok, Thailand, December 29th, 2015. Native of wetlands and grasslands of the equatorial West Africa the West African crowned crane is listed as vulnerable by the Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as their numbers in decline mainly due to habitat loss and destruction, as well as over-collection for the pet trade. 

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    "Who left all this perfectly good fruit out here?" -

    Tsunami, an eleven year old female Sumatran Orangutan eats a fruit platter during her birthday celebration at the National Zoo Ape Center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Dec. 31st, 2015.

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    2 cute 4 school -

    This undated handout photo released by the Shizuoka Municipal Nihondaira Zoo on December 31st, 2015 shows the red panda, called Sumire, at the zoo in Shizuoka. A Japanese zoo scrambled all of its staff on December 31 to track down a missing red panda, a zoo spokesman said, finally recovering her in a nearby area. About 20 zoo workers and three police dogs joined the hunt for the missing creature, called Sumire, after she disappeared from her enclosure on December 30th.

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  • Image: Two deer prepare to lock horns during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in west London

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    Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! -

    Two deer prepare to lock horns during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park in west London, Britain, January 1st, 2016.

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    Just waiting for the bus I guess -

    A squirrel sits on a tree on January 3rd, 2016 in Hamburg, northern Germany.

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