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    Playful beluga and more in this week's best animal pictures

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    Playful beluga -

    A beluga whale sprays water at visitors during a summer attraction at a sea park in Yokohama, Tokyo, on August 5.

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    Elegant parrot -

    This photo shows a parrot at the Aquarium in Genoa on August 5.

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    Marmoset in Rio -

    A marmoset monkey climbs a fence on August 3 inside the Deodoro Olympic Accomodation Village in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympic games.

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  • Tiger takes a drink

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    Siberian tiger take a drink -

    Siberian tiger Maruschka drinks water in it's enclosure in the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on August 4. Maruschka's new cohabitation with the tiger Yasha is a project from the European Endangered Species Program, which breeds wild animals so that there is no genetic difference between them and the wild population.

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  • Yawning tiger

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    Yawning tiger -

    Tiger Yasha yawns in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on August 4.

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  • Grooming tiger

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    Tiger Yasha shows his tongue in Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on August 4.

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    Penguin pals -

    A picture taken on August 5 shows Gentoo penguins at the Aquarium in Genoa.

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    New born lions -

    A white lioness Kleopatra feeds her three cubs born on at the Tbilisi zoo.

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