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    Image: Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, a 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe

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    Animal lovers can fawn over images of copycat dolphin, a hungry chameleon, two hungry ponies and a group of cuddly piglets, plus many more.

  • Image: Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, a 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe

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    Not taking this lion down -

    Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, an 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

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    Berry good snack -

    A robin feasts on berries in Muncie, Ind., during a snowstorm.

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  • Image: An Indian elephant calf stands with her mother Thi in her enclosure at Chester zoo

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    Family ties -

    An Indian elephant calf stands with her mother, Thi, in her enclosure at Chester Zoo in northern England.

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  • Image: Young African Penguins head out to sea,

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    Finding their sea legs -

    Young African penguins head out to sea, after being released at Stony Point, Betty's Bay, near Cape Town, South Africa. A group of 63 penguins are released back into the sea after being rehabilitated at the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, in Milnerton.

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  • Image: A man from the cattle herding Mundari tribe stretches after waking in the early morning in a settlement near Terekeka, south Sudan

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    Cattle call -

    A man from the cattle-herding Mundari tribe stretches after waking in the early morning in a settlement near Terekeka, Central Equatoria state, south Sudan.

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  • Image: A Kangaroo is seen stuck at a Fauna Park

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    Keeping dry -

    A kangaroo takes shelter near a children's playground at a Fauna Park in Warracknabeal, Australia. Floodwaters have left around 1,000 households in Victoria's northwest without power and thousands more homes are under threat of cuts.

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    Snow problem -

    A horse stands outside a barn on Buckner Lane in Paducah, Ky.

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  • Image: A turtle swims in a pond at Athens zoo

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    Slow goes it -

    A turtle swims in a pond at Athens' Attica Zoo.

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    Ready to party -

    Border Security Force soldiers stand mounted on camels during the Beating the Retreat rehearsals in New Delhi, India. Beating the Retreat, which falls on Jan. 29, marks the end of Republic Day celebrations in India.

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  • Image: A dog waits to be harnessed during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on the shores of Loch Morlich

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    Dog eat dog -

    A dog waits to be harnessed during practice for the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally on the shores of Loch Morlich, in Scotland. The rally involves over 1,000 dogs and 200 mushers.

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    Riding high -

    A mahout sits on a tamed elephant on a cold and foggy morning in Chitwan, about 50 miles southwest of Katmandu, Nepal.

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    A fair shake -

    Katy shakes snow off her face while playing in Mountain Home, Ark.

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  • Image: A Kind Of Fish Like Milk

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    Milking it -

    Carp drink milk from a bottle at Guangzhou Ocean World in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province of China.

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  • Image: MALLORIE'S DAIRY

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    Moving day -

    Holstein heifers are loaded into trucks at Mallorie's Dairy in Silverton, Ore. The cows are being relocated to a dairy in Texas after the announcement that Mallorie's is closing after more than 50 years in business.

    Statesman Journal / Statesman Journal
  • Image: Tanner

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    Eye see you -

    An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin named Tanner glides just below the surface as he imitates the behavior of another dolphin at the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Fla. During the study Tanner, who wore eyecups to block his vision, was able to copy the behavior of the other dolphin without the use of sight.

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    View from the top -

    A dog looks out from a snow-covered roof top in Benxi, northeastern China's Liaoning province.

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				Camels in a pen wait to be sold

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    Camels for sale -

    Camels in a pen wait to be sold in downtown Doha, Qatar.

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    Food for thought -

    A veiled chameleon chomps down on a cricket fed to him at Lou's Pet Shop in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

    The Detroit News / The Detroit News
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    Busy bear -

    Ya Ya, the Memphis Zoo's female giant panda, noses around her outdoor display.

    The Commercial Appeal via Zuma Press / The Commercial Appeal via Zuma Press
  • Image: Indonesians Farm Civet Cats To Produce World's Most Valuable Coffee

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    Captivated by caffeine -

    A 4-month-old civet is tempted by some red coffee beans at the BAS Coffee plantation in Tapaksiring, Bali, Indonesia.

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  • Image: International Green Week

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    This little piggie ... -

    Piglets cuddle at the opening of the International Green Week in Berlin, Germany. The fair celebrates food, agriculture and horticulture.

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    All in a day's work -

    A dog from K-9 de Creixell, a Spanish N.G.O., enters a damaged home during a search for landslide victims in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil.

    AP / AP
  • Image: Two Highland ponies wait for food at a snowy farm near the village of Rakovica in the Croatian region of Lika

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    Pony up -

    Two highland ponies wait for food at a snowy farm near the village of Rakovica in the Croatian region of Lika.

    Reuters / Reuters
  • Image: Orange County News - January 19, 2011

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    Wake up call -

    A bottlenose dolphin swims and leaps through the wake of of a boat as scientists from the Aquarium of the Pacific and Harbor Breeze Cruises sponsored a gray whale watching tour out of Long Beach.

    The Orange County Register via Zuma Press / The Orange County Register via Zuma Press
  • Image: Hunting Heron

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    On the hunt -

    A great blue heron hunts for fish along the rushing Deer Creek in Roseburg, Ore. Great blue herons feed mostly on fish, but have been know to eat shrimp, crabs, insects, rodents, amphibians, reptiles and small birds.

    Robin Loznak for msnbc.com / Robin Loznak for msnbc.com
  • Image: Husky Teams Prepare For The 28th Aviemore Sled Dog Rally

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    Ready to run -

    Last year's six-dog champion Pete Jones prepares for the 28th annual Aviemore Husky Sled Dog Rally beside Loch Morlich in Aviemore, Scotland.

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    Chill in the air -

    A sub-zero air temperature produces fog around water fowl huddled on a pond at sunrise in Marlborough, Mass.

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