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    Image: Southern Right whale crashes into yacht in South Africa

    Animal Tracks: July 18 - 25

    Find a clumsy seabird, two angry lion cubs, a dirty bird, some sleepy sheep, plus more eye candy for animal lovers.

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    Incoming! -

    A 32-foot long southern right whale leaps in Granger Bay moments before landing on a yacht off Cape Town, South Africa. The whale broke the mast, leaving blubber behind. The whale then swam away. Marine and coastal management are investigating the incident to determine if the whale was harrassed. There were no injuries to persons on the vessel.

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    Ain't too proud to beg -

    Dogs wearing hats and sunglasses are used by their owner to beg for coins in Manila, Philippines.

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    Chick chicky boom -

    A chickadee flies past withered sunflowers on a balcony in the Marzahn district in Berlin, Germany.

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  • Image: A bird rests on the head of a sheep after a heavy snowfall at Balmaceda town

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    Bedhead -

    A bird rests on the head of a sheep after a heavy snowfall in Balmaceda, Chile.

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  • Image: New Baby Zebra at Rome Zoo

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    The name game -

    A 5-day-old baby zebra has been introduced to visitors at the zoo in Rome.

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    Bald is beautiful -

    A white bellied sea eagle lands in the zoo in Madrid, Spain.

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  • Image: Two-month old African lion cubs sit on the grass after receiving vaccinations near Tel Aviv

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    Calling the shots -

    Two-month-old African lion cubs sit on the grass after receiving vaccinations from a zoo veterinarian at the Ramat Gan Safari near Tel Aviv in Israel.

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    Respect your elders -

    A boxelder bug, right, stands next to the empty molted shell from a cicada on a fence post near Elkton, Md.

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    Like a bowl full of jelly -

    A jellyfish swims in the sea near the beach in the village of Toroni, northern Greece.

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  • Image: A man drives his herd of cows at Simpson Valley near Coihaique town

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    Have you herd? -

    A man drives his herd of cows at Simpson Valley near Coihaique in Chile.

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  • Image: German shepherd dog named Cholli raising puma cubs in the zoo of the city of Samara, Russia

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    Somebody to lean on -

    A German shepherd named Cholli rests with puma cubs in the zoo of the city of Samara, Russia.

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  • Image: Big Gulp for Baby Tern

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    Nom nom nom -

    This ambitous bird clearly has eyes too big for its belly. The baby tern, who had waited for a meal caught by its mother, wasted no time trying to gobble the enormous fish supper in one gulp.

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    Walk the line -

    A brown bear and her three cubs walk down Rover's Run trail in Far North Bicentennial Park in Anchorage, Alaska.

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  • Image: A kitten sits next to a fish tail at the fish market in Essaouira

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    Smitten kitten -

    A kitten sits next to a fish tail at the fish market in Essaouira, Morocco.

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    Bird bath -

    A pigeon bathes in a fountain on a hot summer day in Madrid, Spain.

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    Window dressing -

    A horse looks out of a window of a stable in the village of Strohdene, eastern Germany.

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