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    Animal Tracks: Sept. 26 - Oct. 3

    From a hypnotized kitty to a mellow monkey, a terrifying tiger and a swimming elephant, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

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    Following in Dad's footsteps -

    Robert Irwin, the 8-year-old son of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, feeds fresh water crocodiles for the first time publicly at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia, on Oct. 2.

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    Political pup -

    Karolee McLaughlin and her service dog, Lakota, arrive for a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver on Oct. 1.

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    Prickly package -

    A young hedgehog curls up into a ball in Berlin on Oct. 1. If attacked, hedgehogs curl into prickly and unappetizing balls that deter most predators.

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    Surf's up! -

    A dog named, Sir Hollywood, surfs during the annual Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Sept. 30. Some 48 dogs took part in the event, which was watched by 1,500 spectators.

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    Bubbling bug -

    A dewdrop covered grasshopper clings to a thistle in a pasture of a farm near Roseburg, Ore., on Sept. 30.

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    Stay! -

    A girl plays with her dog in a forest at the Mariendaal estate in Arnhem, the Netherlands, on Sept. 30.

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    Underwater greeting -

    An elephant swims behind a window in the elephants' indoor pool of the Leipzig Zoo on Sept. 30 in central Germany.

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    Hear me roar -

    One of two Amur tiger twin cubs yawns near its mother, Bella, during their first public walk at the Leipzig Zoo in central Germany on Sept. 30. The two Amur tiger babies were born on July 20.

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    Hypnotized kitty -

    A Persian kitten is examined by a referee during an international feline beauty competition in Bucharest, Romania, on Sept. 29.

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    Snuggle time -

    An unnamed 10-day-old baby elephant snuggles next to its mother with a Sarah Deu forest conservation response unit in Aceh Jaya, Indonesia, on September 27.

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    Perched so pretty -

    A European peacock butterfly lands on flowers on Sept. 28 in Moers, western Germany.

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    Mellow monkey -

    Baby mandrill Aaron holds onto his mother, Sandra, at the tropical monkey house of the Zoological Garden in Berlin, Germany, on Sept. 28.

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    Tall drink of water -

    A giraffe takes a drink at the Parque de Las Leyendas, a zoo in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 27.

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  • Image: Sol, two year old hippopotamus, plays with her mother Carlota at the zoo "Parque de Las Leyendas" in Lima

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    Happy hippo -

    Sol, a 2-year-old hippopotamus (front), plays with her mother, Carlota, at the Parque de Las Leyendas zoo in Lima, Peru, on Sept. 27. Lima's zoo celebrated Sol's birthday with a cake of vegetables.

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    Meeting of the minds -

    A curious dog stares at a flock of sheep at the launch of the Prince of Wales' Campaign for Wool at Bryant Park on Sept. 27, in New York City.

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    Walking tall -

    Tori, a female orangutan carries her baby at Satwa Taru Jurug zoo in Central Java, Indonesia, on Sept. 27.

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    Duck reflection -

    A goose takes a drink on Sept. 26, at a park in Salina, Kan.

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    Taking a look -

    A squirrel rests on a tree during an autumn day in a park in Moscow, Russia, on Sept. 26.

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    Terrifying tiger -

    Khan, a 2-year-old male Bengali white tiger, growls inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on Sept. 26.

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