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    Animal Tracks: May 12-18

    Cuddling white lion cubs and 15 more of the week’s best animal photos

  • Image: A man smokes as he waits with his painted buffalo before a buffalo bodypainting competition in Jiangcheng county, Yunnan province

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    Walking art -

    A man smokes as he waits with his painted buffalo before a buffalo body-painting competition in Yunnan province, China, on May 18.

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    Hungry hungry hippos -

    Baby pygmy hippopotamus Lani eats with mother Ashaki at the Basel Zoo in Basel, Switzerland, on May 17.

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    Rainy stroll -

    A horse is seen past a red awning on a sloppy track as rain falls at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 16.

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    Plucking a plant -

    A swan just a few days old picks up a plant in Fischbach, Germany, on May 16.

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    Handsome horse -

    A detail view of a horse two days prior to the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 15.

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    Where are my dragons? -

    A view of a young Komodo dragon named Ivan, one of two male Komodo dragons at the Bioparco zoo in Rome, on May 15.

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    Flamingo in the pink -

    A newly born European flamingo chick is seen at the Oji Zoo in Kobe, Japan, on May 15.

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    Duckling dynasty -

    Ducklings swim in the water in a garden in Sieversdorf, Germany, on May 14.

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    Lounging around -

    Siberian tiger cubs are seen playing in their enclosure in Hangzhou zoo in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on May 13.

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    Lion around -

    White lion cubs are seen playing with each other in their enclosure in Hangzhou zoo in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang province, on May 13.

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    Ready for love -

    An American white pelican displays the bump on the top of his beak at Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Fla., on May 13. The bump shows the bird wants to mate; it will disappear after breeding season.

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    Having a ball -

    Polar bear Lale plays with a ball in a pool of her enclosure at the zoo in Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 13.

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    Stout snout -

    A three-week-old potbellied pig tries climb a stair in its enclosure at the Tierpark in Berlin on May 13.

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  • Image: A crow takes flight off a fence along a row of newly-constructed homes selling for over one million dollars each, in the new Sydney suburb of Greenhills Beach

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    Up in the air -

    A crow takes flight off a fence along a row of newly-constructed homes in Sydney, Australia, on May 13.

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    Seal pup -

    A handout picture released by the Boudewijn Seapark Animal Park shows newborn baby seal in Bruges, Belgium, on on May 12.

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  • Image: Brown bears are seen inside an enclosure at "Libearty" Zarnesti bear sanctuary, central Romania

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    Feeling it out -

    Brown bears are seen inside an enclosure at "Libearty" Zarnesti bear sanctuary in Romania on May 14.

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