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    Image: Bianca wins Doggie Gras Parade and Fat Cat Tuesday Celebration in Rancho Santa Fe

    Animal Tracks: March 3 - 9

    The Doggie Gras queen and 16 more of this week's best animal photos

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    Dog face -

    A woman sits with a Great Dane during the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England on March 6.
    Darren Staples / Reuters
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    Calm kitty -

    Dasa Sil Matha Kelaniya Silavathi, 90, sits with a cat in her temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka on March 7.
    Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters
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    Go forth -

    Iraqi children herd water buffaloes in the Euphrates river in Najaf, Iraq on March 6.
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    Doggie queen -

    Bianca, center, a chihuahua, arrives in a baby carriage to compete in the second annual Doggie Gras Parade and Fat Cat Tuesday Celebration at the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on March 4. Bianca won the contest and was named queen of the Doggie Gras parade.
    Mike Blake / Reuters
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    Porcupine pet -

    A customer plays with a porcupine at a pet cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 6.
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    Take a dip -

    Sea turtles at a conservation center in Serangan, Bali, Indonesia on March 7. Conservationists welcomed a fatwa edict by Indonesia's semi-official Islamic body forbidding wildlife trafficking and poaching.
    Made Nagi / EPA
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    New friends -

    Two baby elephants play at the Saree Elephant Training Center in Aceh, Indonesia, on March 7. The elephant training centre, known as PLG-Saree, was set up in 1994 as a place to train elephants to work with rangers who guard the forest from poachers.
    Hotli Simanjuntak / EPA
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    Hanging out -

    A dog sits on its owner's shoulder as she watches judging during the first day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England on March 6.
    Darren Staples / Reuters
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    Cafe squirrel -

    A customer plays with a squirrel at a pet cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 6.
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    Modern mother -

    A 3-month-old baby kangaroo watches from the pouch of its mother at the zoo in Zlin, Czech Republic on March 4.
    Radek Mica / AFP - Getty Images
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    Gecko spotted -

    A gecko at a pet cafe in Hanoi, Vietnam on March 6.
    Luong Thai Linh / EPA
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    Pretty kitty -

    A cat sits among daffodils in Saxony, Germany on March 4.
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    Peeking around -

    A young Asian small-clawed otter explores its compound at the animal park in in Neumuenster, Germany on March 5.
    Maja Hitij / AP
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    Hip hip hippo -

    A 9-day-old hippo walks at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City on March 5.
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    Panda pandamonium -

    Ri Ri, a male giant panda, walks in his enclosure at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo on March 4.
    Toshifumi Kitamura / AFP - Getty Images
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    Furry friends -

    2-month-old lion cub Kondo carries a teddy bear at the veterinarian office at Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari in Jackson, N.J., on March 6.
    Mel Evans / AP
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    Long walks on the beach -

    Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, center, walking in the shallow waters during a trackwork session at Altona Beach in Melbourne, Australia on March 4.
    Vince Caligiuri / Getty Images