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    Animal Tracks October 18th - 25th

    Lion pumpkin artist and more in this week's best animal photos!

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    "Psst, help me escape"

    The six-months-old koala girl holds on to the back of zoo keeper Lena at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Friday, Oct. 23th. The baby weighs 580 grams.

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    "The crickets are delish today, Bill"

    A giant plated lizards eat crickets in the reptile display at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich. Officials at the zoo are chirping about a new program they say will make it both easier and cheaper to feed their attractions. A cricket-breeding initiative allows the zoo to avoid the steep costs associated with flying in the leaping insects that are a part of the daily diet used to sustain its 1,900 amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

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    "Crickets again?!"

    A green woodhoopoe eats a cricket in the free-flight aviary at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich. Officials at the zoo are chirping about a new program they say will make it both easier and cheaper to feed their attractions. A cricket-breeding initiative allows the zoo to avoid the steep costs associated with flying in the leaping insects that are a part of the daily diet used to sustain its 1,900 amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

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    That's one way to carve a pumpkin

    A lion plays with a jack o'lantern during the Fort Worth Zoo’s 24th annual Halloween celebration "Boo at the Zoo," Thursday, Oct. 22th, in Fort Worth, Texas. Meat filled carved pumpkins were placed with the Zoo's African lion display for the big cats to play with and explore.

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    These pumpkins were also carved by the lion

    Rothschild giraffes Shahni and Jamila eat twigs and leaves from pumpkins carved with Halloween faces in the Adventure Zoo in Hanover, Germany, October 22nd.

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    ...and destroyed by this oaf

    Male Gorilla Buzandi reaches into a pumpkin carved with a Halloween face and filled with oats and nuts in the Adventure Zoo in Hanover, Germany, October 22nd.

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    Long day huh?

    Three African lion cubs born at the Indianapolis Zoo nap and yawn. Zoo officials said Tuesday, Oct. 20th, that the one female and two male cubs, born Sept. 21 to first-time parents, mother Zuri and father Nyack, are nursing well and growing. They are expected to make their public debut next spring.

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    BFFs? This tiger isn't so sure...

    A picture made available on October 20th shows a foreign tourist posing for a souvenir photograph with a tiger inside a cage at a private zoo on Phuket Island, Thailand, 17 October 2015. Each day hundreds of tourists, including young children, visit the private tiger zoo where visitors are allowed to touch and pose for photographs with unchained tigers inside their enclosures.

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    The costumes? All the dogs' idea

    Children in costumes carry their pet dogs during a Halloween party for pets and kids at the Eastwood Mall in Quezon city, Metro Manila, October 24th.

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    I am... Franken-Dog

    Connie Perez holds her pet "Tango," dressed as "Little Frankenstein" during the annual dogs and cats pre-Halloween fashion show Saturday, Oct. 24th by Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The annual event is to raise awareness for the need to adopt or foster stray animals rescued by PAWS which now runs to hundreds.

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