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    Image: Cat Leaves

    Animal Tracks: Oct. 31 - Nov. 7

    Find a curious kitty, a doggy deity, an award-winning baby alpaca, two playful little elephants – and more eye candy for animal lovers.

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    Peek a mew

    A house cat named Scooter plays in a pile of fall leaves near a home in rural Douglas County near Roseburg, Ore.

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  • Image: Jockey Garrett Gomez rides Blame to edge out Zenyatta with jockey Mike Smith aboard in the Classic race at Churchill Downs in Louisville

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    Neck and neck

    Jockey Garrett Gomez rides Blame to edge out Zenyatta (L), with jockey Mike Smith aboard, in the Classic race under the lights during the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

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  • Image: A keeper brushes a hippo's teeth at the Shanghai Zoo

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    Open wide

    A keeper brushes a hippo's teeth at the Shanghai Zoo. The hippo has its teeth cleaned three times a week to reduce the chance of mouth diseases.

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  • Image: A  baby Guanaco is nursed by her mother

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    Give mama a kiss

    A female baby guanaco, an animal native to South America, is nursed by her mother, Hannah, in their enclosure at the zoo in Berlin. Llamas are the guanaco's domestic counterpart.

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  • Image: A boy goes to help a donkey standing on its hind legs as its owner unloads garbage from its cart at a junk yard in Lahore

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    Helping hand

    A boy goes to help a donkey standing on its hind legs as its owner unloads garbage from its cart at a junk yard in Lahore, Pakistan.

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    Rough and tumble

    Baby elephants Luk Chai, left, and Pathi Harn play at the Taronga Zoo before meeting the newest and yet un-named baby elephant (not in photo), in Sydney, Australia.

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  • Image: A dog chases a boy in Jacumba, California

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    Catch me if you can

    A dog chases a boy in Jacumba, Calif., a small border town of less than 1,000 people known mainly for its hot springs.

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  • Image: Khan, a 9-month-old male rare Bengali white tiger, growls inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk

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    Pearly whites

    Khan, a 9-month-old male rare white Bengal tiger, growls inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

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  • Image: Eruption aftermath in Cangkringan village

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    Safe and sound

    An Indonesian policeman pats a surviving monkey after the village was swept by Mount Merapi's "Wedus Gembel" hot gas clouds in Cangkringan, The volcano erupted sending a plume about 6,000 meters high above the mountain.

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  • Image: Octopus Paul II is pictured at the Sea Life Centre in the western German city of Oberhausen

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    New kid in town

    Octopus Paul II is pictured at the Sea Life Centre in the western German city of Oberhausen. Paul II, a young French-born octopus, replaces the famous World Cup "oracle" Octopus Paul, who died last week.

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    Dog and birdy show

    Gary Penner, left, and fellow hawker Eric Fontaine, drive to a secluded wooded area near Sterling, Alaska, to hunt wild hare with Penner’s blue heeler, Savvy, and goshawk, Ariel. The bird and the dog work together to flush out and then capture wild game.

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  • Image: Lions, Binta (L) and Chalid (R) are seen

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    Den friends

    Lions, Binta, left, and Chalid, are seen in their enclosure of Hanover Zoo in Germany.

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    Toxic tracks

    Footprints of an animal are seen in the toxic red sludge covering a yard in the town of Kolontar, Hungary. A month after a flood of red sludge devastated Kolontar, this town in western Hungary is struggling to overcome its deep scars.

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    Winning smile

    R.J. Fish, 5, celebrates as he's presented with a blue ribbon during a junior showmanship competition at Alpaca Fest in Springfield, Ohio. The annual show brings together hundreds of prize winning alpacas and their owners from across the country to compete against each other.

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  • Image: A dog walks on a leash through the Kampa neighborhood of Prague

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    Stepping out

    A dog walks on a leash through the Kampa neighborhood of Prague.

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  • Image: An erect-crested penguin watches as Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis

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    Nice to meet you

    An erect-crested penguin watches as Richard Tesore, head of the NGO Rescate Fauna Marina, holds a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, 62 miles east of Montevideo, Uruguay. The dolphin, which was found on the beach in the city, is recovering at the reserve from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net.

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  • Image: San Francisco Giants Victory Parade

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    Giant heads

    San Francisco police horses wear San Francisco Giants hats during the Giants' vicotry parade in San Francisco. Thousands of Giants fans lined the streets of San Francisco to watch the San Francisco Giants celebrate their 2010 World Series victory over the Texas Rangers.

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  • Image: A fox roams the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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    Fox on the Hill

    A fox roams the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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  • Image: Silvery gibbons at the zoo Hellabrunn

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    Drool, baby, drool

    A young silvery gibbon leaks in front of his mother in their enclosure of the zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, Germany.

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    Blessed beast

    A English origin Labrador retriever dog looks on after being worshiped by a trainer at Nepal's Central Police Dog Training School during a Dog worship day of the Tihar Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Tihar festival is the second major festival for Nepalese Hindus. During the festival people worship dogs, repaying the love towards man's 'best friend'.

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    Just a nibble

    A woman feeds a swan beside lake Zeller See in Zell am See, Austrian province of Salzburg.

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    Batty behavior

    One of the new vampire bats is on display at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Conn.

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    Stable condition

    Emirati horse trainer Ali al-Ameri works with one of his horses at his stable in Abu Dhabi.

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