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    Helmeted hornbill and more in this week's best animal pictures

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    Helmeted hornbill -

    A striking bird with monochrome plumage and a formidable "beak", the helmeted hornbill is being hunted to extinction, one of the latest victims of a thriving global trade in exotic wildlife.

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    Vibrant frog -

    A dyeing poison frog sits in its terrarium in Magdeburg, Germany, on Oct. 12.

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    Hedgehog playtime -

    A hedgehog is seen being held by a customer at Harry Hedgehog Cafe in Tokyo on Oct. 15. The new animal cafe offers customers 30 minutes of playtime with a hedgehog for 1,000 yen ($10 USD) on weekdays and 1,300 yen ($13 USD) on weekends and holidays.

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    Migrating pelicans -

    Thousands of great white pelicans eat fish provided by Israeli farmers at a water reservoir in Tel Aviv on Oct. 13. Migrant Pelicans pass though Israel on their way to Africa, then again when they return to Europe in summer. Local farmers feed the birds in order to avoid damage to the commercial fish pools.

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    A white wagtail is pictured at a water reservoir in Tel Aviv on Oct. 13. Local farmers feed the birds in order to avoid damage to the commercial fish pools.

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    Hairless cat -

    A woman holds a sphynx breed cat during a world cats show contest organized by the World Cat Federation  in Istanbul on Oct. 16.

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