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    Image: Snow Leopard cubs at Brookfield Zoo

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    Zoo babies and more in this week's best animal photos!

  • Image: A boy watches a cheetah walking in his enclosure at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen

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    Seeing spots

    A boy watches a cheetah walking in his enclosure at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen, Belgium, Oct. 10.

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  • Image: A giraffe calf is pictured among others members of the herd in their enclosure at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen

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    Stick your neck out

    A giraffe calf walks with its herd at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen, Belgium, on Oct. 10.

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    Tiny kitty

    A jaguarundi cub is seen at the National Zoo of El Salvador on Oct. 9.

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    Staying near mom

    A one-month-old blackbuck fawn and its mother, a species of antelope, is seen at the National Zoo of El Salvador on Oct. 9.

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    Tiger eye

    A Bengal tiger is seen at the National Zoo of El Salvador on Oct. 9.

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    Who's grumpier?

    Grumpy Cat and Debi Mazar visit at SiriusXM Studios on Oct. 9 in New York City.

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    Food in flight

    A heron holds its prey in its beak as it flies over the Mulde river in Germany on Oct. 9.

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    Fly, be free!

    Pigeons fly over the city of Caen in france on Oct. 8.

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    Sitting in the shade

    Two Cocker Spaniels wait under an umbrella at a preview for a dog and horse fair in Dortmund, Germany, on Oct. 8.

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    A judge's best friend

    Judge John Trucilla meets with therapy dogs Jett, left, and True, right, on Oct. 7, in his courtroom at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa. The Erie County Office of Children and Youth and Therapy Dogs United have launched a new program where therapy dogs visit courtrooms during children's legal hearings.

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  • Image: Infant lowland gorilla Zachary

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    Hold me closer

    Kamba, an 11 year-old western lowland gorilla, cuddles her newborn infant Zachary at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, on Oct. 7. Zachary was born on Sept. 23 to Kamba and 35 year-old JoJo.

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  • Image: Snow Leopard Cubs Make Their Public Debut At Chicago's Brookfield Zoo

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    Look what the cat dragged in

    Sarani, a female snow leopard, explores her habitat with one of two of her 4-month old cubs that were making their public debut at the Brookfield Zoo on Oct. 7, in Illinois.

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    Meow!

    A four month old snow leopard cub explores its habitat at the Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, on Oct. 7.

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  • Image: Olive the "Peace Dog" sits in a bicycle basket as people gather to form a giant peace symbol on the East Meadow of New York's Central Park

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    Peace out

    Olive the "Peace Dog" sits in a bicycle basket as people gather to form a giant peace symbol on the East Meadow of New York's Central Park on Oct. 6. Organized by Yoko Ono to celebrate the 75th anniversary of John Lennon's birth, thousands took part in the event in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human peace sign.

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  • Image: Orphaned Brushtail Possum joey at Taronga Zoo in Sydney

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    Peculiar possum

    An orphaned Brushtail Possum joey nicknamed 'Bettina' holds a stuffed animal at The Taronga Zoo in Sydney on Oct 6. Zoo keeper Felicity Evans has taken on the role of surrogate mother to the four-month-old possum, carrying a makeshift pouch and waking in the middle of the night to bottle feed and toilet the joey.

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    Bright bird

    A Golden Mantled Rosella bird sits on a branch at the World of Birds wildlife sanctuary in Cape Town, South Africa on Oct. 6. This sanctuary is the largest bird park in Africa with over three thousand birds, monkeys and small animals of four hundred different species in walk through enclosures that attract tens of thousands of international visitors each year.

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    Rare rat

    A hog-nosed rat is photographed in Indonesia on Oct. 6. This odd-looking rodent captured researchers' attention when they discovered it back in 2013, but now they've described it as a new species. The animal inhabits the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

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    Sitting pretty

    A bird sits atop a grazing sheep in a field on a sunny autumn afternoon on Oct. 5. in Delmar, New York.

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    Freedom

    A black-footed ferret looks out of a crate used to take it to a site to be let loose during a release of 30 of the animals by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on Oct. 5 at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The rare black-footed ferrets were turned loose on the 25-square-mile refuge, which was a former toxic waste site before being reclaimed after a $2.1-billion cleanup.

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