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    A Palestinian man plays with a dog during the first dog show in Gaza City

    A dog floats away and more in this week's best animal photos

    A dog floats away and more in this week's best animal photos

  • South Africa Joburg Zoo

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    Just chillin' -

    A cheetah at the Joburg Zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 3rd. The zoo, established in 1904, is the only one in the city and is visited by thousands of school children who are introduced to the wide variety of the animal kingdom. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

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  • Image: COLOMBIA-NATURE-WOLF

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    Staring contest... go! -

    A gray wolf named Amarok is photographed at the zoo of Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on February 3rd. Corantioquia --the corporation responsible for the management, protection and promotion of environmental resources of the region-- found the animal one month ago in a rural zone of La Estrella municipality, then it was given to the zoo in Santa Fe where it was put on quarantine. It is the first known case in the country and probably it arrived through illegal wildlife trafficking, zoo official Jonathan Alvarez said.

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  • Image: FRANCE-ANIMAL-ZOO

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    "Lemme give you a kiss" -

    A caretaker looks at giraffes in a cage during a behind-the-scenes visit of the Vincennes zoo in Paris on February 4th, as part of the Paris Face Cache 2016 event.

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  • Image: FRANCE-ANIMAL-ZOO

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    'GIMME MY COFFEE!!" -

    A picture shows a young lioness in its enclosure during a behind-the-scenes visit of the Vincennes zoo in Paris on February 4th, as part of the Paris Face Cache 2016 event. 

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  • Image: PALESTINIAN-GAZA-DAILY LIFE-ANIMAL

    A dog floats away and more in this week's best animal photos

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    "Please come back puppy" -

    A Palestinian man plays with a dog during the first dog show in Gaza City, on February 5th, organised by dog owners in the Gaza Strip. Following announcements over social media for dog owners to take part, more than thirty different breeds were brought to the show aimed at encouraging the breeding of dogs.

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  • Image: US-ANIMAL-ENVIRONMENT-TOURISM-RESTAURANT

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    Listen pal, you need a reservation -

    This photo obtained February 5th courtesy of Bernard Guillas shows an 8 month-old female sea lion shown where she was found sleeping in a booth of The Marine Room, a restaurant in La Jolla, California on February 4, 2016. A SeaWorld rescue team took the pup to its rescue center and began giving her fluids. Animal care specialists discovered she also had a left eye swollen shut. Despite her condition, a SeaWorld spokesman said rescuers were cautiously optimistic the animal would recover and be returned to the wild. 

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  • Image: Puppy Bowl XII Event

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    The competition is really rough out there -

    Adoptable puppies from San Francisco Animal Care and Control compete at Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl Cafe at Gott's Roadside on Friday, Feb. 5th at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

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