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    Image: A female hippopotamus named "Mali", which means Jasmine, eats fruits arranged to look like a cake during her 50th birthday celebration at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok

    Hungry, hungry hippo and more in this week's best animal pictures

  • A female hippopotamus named "Mali", which means Jasmine, eats fruits arranged to look like a cake during her 50th birthday celebration at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok

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    Happy Birthday, Mali! -

    A female hippopotamus named Mali, which means Jasmine, eats fruits arranged to look like a cake during her 50th birthday celebration at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, on September 23.

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    Baby gorilla -

    A six-day-old nameless baby Gorilla is pictured at the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 21.

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    Dog day at the pool -

    A labrador jumps into the water during the dogs' bathing day in the public swimming pool in Korb, Germany, on September 24. After the seasonal closing for the public the pool is opened for one day for dogs and their owners.

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    Flying parakeet -

    A monk parakeet flies at the Atena park of Madrid on September 15. Barcelona has the greatest population of monk parakeets in Europe with 2,500 parakeets as of February 2010. As of 2013, the estimated population of monk parakeets in Madrid was 1,768.

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    Lounging seagull -

    A seagull is pictured on a roofed wicker beach chair on the beach of Timmendorf, Germany, on September 23.

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    Dragonfly closeup -

    A female dragonfly is pictured in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Netanya on September 22.

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    Nibbling tortoise -

    A Galapagos tortoise is pictured at the Darwineum department of the zoo in Rostock, Germany, on September 20.

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