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    Image: The UK's Only Pair Of Polar Bears Are released Into Their 4 Acre Highland Home

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    Find a lazy moose, a skimboarding bulldog, three dining dogs and more eye candy for animal lovers.

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    Spray and wash -

    Walker, a 23-month-old new polar bear at Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, Scotland, has a swim before meeting with 30-year-old polar bear Mercedes. The bears will share a four acre enclosure as their home.

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    Dawson Lockett, 12, gets a photograph of a bull moose resting on his lawn in Anchorage, Alaska.

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    Here, kitty kitty -

    A rare Asian golden cat in Southern Selangor State was found by Malaysian wildlife authorities, who said the cat was caught in a snare.

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    Free bird -

    Bird trainer Scott Mason (back) does parahawking in Pokhara, western Nepal, with champion hawk Kevin, who has an unerring ability to find the thermals that allow paragliders to defy gravity, soaring through the air with vertigo-inducing speed.

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    A French bulldog named Luigi shows his skimboarding skills at a casting call to appear on the "Havin' a Splash" float in the 122nd Tournament of the Roses Parade in Los Angeles.

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    A pair of geese drift across a small pond in Bethany, Okla.

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    A sheep is pictured in the car of an Egyptian man ahead of the Eid al-Adha celebrations at a local market in Kerdasa, Giza, Egypt.

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  • Image: Two giant pandas play with each other at Chimelong Giant Panda Center in Guangzhou Xiangjiang Safari Park

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    Two giant pandas play with each other at Chimelong Giant Panda Center in Guangzhou Xiangjiang Safari Park, Guangdong province, China.

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    A baby giant African pouch rat is rewarded with a banana by its trainer after accurately finding a dummy mine during a training exercise at the grounds of a pioneering Belgian NGO in Morogoro, Tanzania. Light, with an acute sense of smell and easily motivated by food rewards, these kind of rats have been found to be highly effective in mine detection.

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    Dash of red -

    A wild salamander climbs through a rain soaked landscape of grass and clover in a pasture on a farm near Roseburg, Ore.

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    Swan river -

    Swan keeper Olaf Niess (right) and his helpers lift swans in their boats on the Alster river in Hamburg, Germany. The birds, famous for the Hanseatic City's Alster district, will be taken to their wintering enclosure.

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    What a croc -

    A Siamese crocodile is displayed at the Tropiquarium of Servion near Lausanne, Switzerland. The fresh water crocodile native from Asia is critically endangered and already exterminated from many regions.

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    March madness -

    King penguins walk followed by visitors in the zoo in Basel, Switzerland.

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    Rare blooms -

    Two birds feed on the flowers of a Puya Raimondi plant that blooms about every 80 to 100 years, near Thumi, 75 miles south of La Paz, Bolivia.

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    Heading for higher ground -

    A farmer and his helpers prepare to rescue nine horses, huddled together on a piece of land flooded by the Maas river near the town of Beesel, southern Netherlands.

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    Dote on goat -

    A Pakistani teenager hugs his goat at a livestock market for upcoming Eid al-Adha festival on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

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    Chilling out -

    A Meerkat looks out of its enclosure at the zoo in the eastern German city of Jaderberg. Heat lamps have being installed to keep the animals warm as winter approaches.

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    Pack of camels -

    Camel sellers drink tea at a sacrificial livestock market ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha in Lahore, Pakistan.

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    Spot on -

    A Spotted Jellyfish swims in its aquarium at the Zoo-Aquarium in Berlin, Germany.

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    Puppy love -

    A boy holds his dog in Santa Isabel do Rio Negro, in Amazonas state, northern Brazil.

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    Leading pony -

    Graduate student Mona Ramouni (left) and her guide horse Cali wait for class to start with classmate Cheryl Wade (right) and her guide dog Harper at Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich. Cali is just one of a handful of miniature horses in the United States known to be used as guide animals for the blind and is likely the first pony to attend college.

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  • Image: Lily's Kitchen Launch The First Pop-Up Doggy Diner

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    Paw lickin' good -

    Mango (left), Annie and Lily (right) enjoy a table of doggy treats at Lily's Kitchen Diner in London, England. The diner, which is open for dining, relaxing and tummy rubs, helps raise money for the Charity Dogs Trust.

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  • Image: Frodo the Koala undergoes surgery to remove bullet pellets

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    An injured baby Koala named Frodo rests after she underwent surgery to remove bullet pellets from her body on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Frodo was rescued after her mother died from a gun shot wound.

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    Sheepy time -

    Sheep graze in front of the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany.

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    Catch and release -

    Virginia Commonwealth University graduate student Matt Balazik, gets ready to toss a 70 pound Atlantic sturgeon into the James River near Charles City, Va. Balazik is a sturgeon census taker, using electronic tracking devices to monitor the movements of the armor-plated fish.

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  • Image: Hippopotami look on as they feed on hay at the Cairo Zoo in Cairo

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    Hippopotami look on as they feed on hay at the Cairo Zoo in Cairo, Egypt.

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    In full bloom -

    A dog makes it way through a carpet of fallen Spring blossoms in Johannesburg, South Africa. With hot summer weather approaching in the southern hemisphere, the northern hemisphere heads into winter.

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    Snack time -

    Aubry Jacobsen, a zookeeper, gives a treat to Astro, one of the Western Grey Kangaroos at The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Va.

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  • Image: Omega, a 12-year-old chimpanzee, is seen in a cage on his way to being transported from a zoo in Ansar village

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    Healthier horizons -

    Omega, a 12-year-old chimpanzee, is seen in a cage on his way to being transported from a zoo in Ansar village, southern Lebanon, to a sanctuary in Brazil. Lebanese animal rights activists were shocked to learn Omega smoked cigarettes on a regular basis to entertain visitors and arranged for him to be evacuated to a sanctuary in Brazil where he is expected to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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    Jennifer McClellan's golden retriever, Jackson, jumps up for a tennis ball at Copeland Park Pool during the Second Annual Doggie Paddle in Tampa, Fla.

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    Two heads better than one -

    A double-headed, red-eared slider at Xiaoyaojin Park in Hefei, Anhui province of China. Through artificial incubation, the turtle hatched days ago and is in good condition.

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    The eyes have it -

    A raccoon peers from a storm sewer after nightfall in Canton, Ohio.

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    Bottoms up -

    Ducks stick their head down in the water to feed at the pond in Central Park as leaves start to show signs of autumn in New York City.

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