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Pets & Animals

Animal Tracks: August 2 - 8

From adorable monkeys and baby sea dragons to leaping horses and playful giraffes, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.

16 PHOTOS

Dapper deer

A male Barasingha deer pup enjoys being groomed by his mother at the swamp deer enclosure at the zoo in Berlin on August 7.

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Christof Stache | AFP
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Hot and happy

A French bulldog stands in Bruges Grote Market on a sunny day in Bruges, Belgium, on August 5.

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Yves Herman | X00380
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A panda's new pad

Red panda Ole explores his new open air enclosure at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, on August 3. The red panda was brought to Hanover to meet three-year-old female red panda Shana and, as zookeepers hope, to become a couple.

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Holger Hollemann | DPA
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Wide-eyed

Lisimba, a two-month-old Hamlyn's monkey cub, is pictured with its mother, Karmina, on August 2 at the zoo in Mulhouse, France.

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Sebastien Bozon | AFP
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Amorous Amur

Kostik, an Amur leopard looks out from his enclosure at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 7. The leopard was brought to the zoo as part of a breeding program. Amur leopards are one of the most endangered species of large cats in the world.

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Ilya Naymushin | X01151
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Prickly positioning

A dragonfly rests on a pointed barb of a barbed-wire fence along the pasture of a ranch near Roseburg, Ore., on August 5.

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Robin Loznak | Robin Loznak
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Wee little dragons

A male weedy sea dragon at the Monterey Bay Aquarium swims with some of his newly hatched babies in Monterey, Calif., on August 2.

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Randy Wilder | Monterey Bay Aquarium
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Enthusiastic elephant

Rungwe, the first elephant born from artificial insemination in France, takes its first steps on August 6 at the Beauval Zoo in central France.

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Jean-francois Monier | AFP
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Olympic jumper

Penelope Leprevost of France rides 'Mylord Carthago' during the London 2012 Olympic Games equestrian jumping competition at Greenwich Park in South East London on August 6.

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Jim Hollander | EPA
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Motherly monkey

Owabi, a two-week-old monkey cub, one of the 25 most endangered primate species in the world, is pictured with its mother, Nyaga, on August 2 at the zoo in Mulhouse, France.

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Sebastien Bozon | AFP
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Nice tail!

A baby rhesus macaque looks up as it plays with a tiger cub at a zoo in Hefei, China, August 2, 2012.

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Jianan Yu | X02034
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Statuesque stork

The silhouette of a stork standing on a rooftop is visible in front of the moon in Sieversdorf, Germany, on August 4.

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Patrick Pleul | DPA
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Whooo are you?

Two tawny frogmouth chicks hatched on July 9 and 11 are seen at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. They are now a little over 3 weeks old and are being cared for by zookeepers because their parents abandoned the nest after only a few weeks of incubating their eggs.

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Jim Schulz | Chicago Zoological Society
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Roaming rhino

A black dehorned rhinoceros walks around the Bona Bona Game Reserve in Tswana, South Africa, on August 3.

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Stephane De Sakutin | AFP
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Humble hyena

Five-month-old spotted hyena "Juma" sits in her open air enclosure at a zoo in Berlin, Germany, on August 3.

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Jorg Carstensen | DPA
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Giraffe gaffe

Two reticulated giraffes play at the zoo in Cologne, Germany. In the wild, giraffes live in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Oliver Berg | DPA
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