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Animal Tracks: December 13th - 20th

Panda day and more in this week's best animal photos!

Ginni, an Asiatic lioness, yawns inside its enclosure at Prague Zoo

Yawn? Roar? Either way I'm terrified

Ginni, an Asiatic lioness, yawns inside its enclosure at Prague Zoo, Czech Republic, December 20, 2015. Picture taken through a window.
Image: Lynx Cubs At The Highland Wildlife Park Are Fed In Their Enclosure

Sup fam?

KINCRAIG, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 16: Young Lynx sit in their enclosure at the Highland Wildlife Park on December 16, 2015 in Kincraig,Scotland. Concerns have been raised by Scottish landowners in over proposals to reintroduce Lynx back into the ecosystem in the wilds of Scotland. The Lynx UK Trust has been asking Scottish Land and Estates groups, their views on bringing the wild cat back into trial sites in Aberdeenshire, Argyll, and the Borders. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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You spying on me?!

A red howler monkey (Alouatta seniculus) is released in a protected forest area in the Armenia Mantequilla municipality, western Antioquia department, Colombia on December 14, 2015. Nine monkeys who had been under the care of the Santa Fe zoo as part of a wildlife conservation program after they were are torn away from their families in the forests and sold by traffickers to travelers within the country, were released into the wild. The red howler monkeys are an endangered species, which makes them attractive to wildlife traders. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDARAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, enjoys an ice cake during its 25th birthday celebrations at the Singapore Zoo

How did that polar bear do that?

Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, enjoys an ice cake during its 25th birthday celebrations at the Singapore Zoo December 16, 2015. The locally born and bred polar bear turns 25 on Boxing Day this December. REUTERS/Edgar Su TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EDGAR SU / Reuters
Image: Bei Bei

Aye Bei Bei

In this photo taken dec. 14, 2015, Bei Bei, the National Zoo's newest panda and offspring of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, is presented for members of the media at the National Zoo in Washington. The youngest giant panda cub at the National Zoo is ready for his close-up. Bei Bei will make his public debut on Jan. 16. During an audience with a small news media contingent Monday, he was so relaxed that he fell asleep and drooled on an examination table. At nearly 4 months old, Bei Bei weighs more than 17 pounds and is gaining about a pound a week. He’s bigger than his older siblings were at the same age. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Andrew Harnik / AP
Image: Palm Beach Zoo Debuts Grizzly Bear Cubs

Why are you waking me up from my water nap?

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 17: Grizzly bear cubs, Juneau & Sitka, stand in the water during their first day out in the public at the Palm Beach Zoo on December 17, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Zoo will host the two-orphaned female grizzly bear cubs until their new permanent home in a South Dakota zoo is completed. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Joe Raedle / Getty Images

Pass me the remote!

(FILES) This file picture taken on August 23, 2014 shows Mei Xiang (R) and her baby panda Bao Bao at the US National Zoo in Washington. \"Giant pandas paired with preferred partners have significantly higher copulation and birth rates,\" researchers noted in the journal Nature Communications on December 15, 2015. / AFP / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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Look, just cause I'm a snake doesn't mean I'm not nice

In this Dec. 18, 2015 photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, an 18-inch, one-year-old Indian cobra is shown. The poisonous snake was discovered by longshoremen as they unloaded cargo from a ship at New Jersey's Port Elizabeth. The snake was taken to the Bronx Zoo by one of its reptile experts where she was named Sana, after the ship where she was found. (Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Julie Larsen Maher / AP