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Pets & Animals

Animal Tracks: Feb. 14 - 21, 2010

Find a pair of fight club elephants, a brand-new bird, a knight after knight performance, and show-off sheepdogs, plus more images of animals great and small.


Free as a bird

Scott Mason pilots a glider, accompanied by 34-year-old Norwegian tourist Anita Hjertas and an Egyptian vulture, in an extreme sport called parahawking, described as a fusion of paragliding and falconry.

Julian Andrews . | Whitehotpix
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What are you looking at?

Tate, a 2-year-old French bulldog from Pennsburg, Pa., waits to compete during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.

Mary Altaffer | AP
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Fight club

Mahouts and their elephants take part in a mock fight as part of regular training exercises at an elephant conservation park in Ayutthaya province in Thailand.

Sukree Sukplang | X90021
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Unlikely friends

A squirrel plays with a kitten at a house in Envigado, Colombia.

Albeiro Lopera | X01298
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Gray area

Two grey herons fight over a piece of fish passersby have fed them on a frozen lake in Berlin.

Theo Heimann | DDP
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Knight after knight

A Sartiglia knight performs during the 545th Carnival in Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia. The Sartiglia is an equestrian game of ancient origins, in which masked knights on horseback try to pass a star, hung along the track, onto their sword.

Mario Laporta | AFP
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A spot of bother

Lolo, a black jaguar, plays with her newborn spotted cub inside their cage at Jordan's zoo. The 2-month-old cub made his first public appearance after being born to Lolo and Falah, who originate from South America.

Ali Jarekji | X00137
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Having a field day

Sheep graze on a soccer field in the Urubamba valley in Cusco, Peru.

Enrique Castro-mendivil | X02266
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Brand-new birds

Newly hatched hyacinth macaws, an endangered species, rest inside their incubator at the hatchery and nursery area of the Birds International Incorporated, in Quezon City, near Manila, Philippines.

Str | X80002
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Show offs

Old English sheepdogs are groomed during the first day of the 2010 Westminster Dog Show in New York.

Jeff Zelevansky | X01636
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Dressed to impress

A dog dressed in traditional Colombian outfit participates during a parade at the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Colombia.

Stringer/colombia | X01491
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A parrot performs cycling at Hengyang Zoo in Hengyang, Hunan province of China.

Chinafotopress | ChinaFotoPress
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Bold and bald

A cat yowls during a cat exhibition in Minsk, Belarus.

Alexey Gromov | AFP
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Triple threat

Three 1-month-old lion cubs explore their surroundings during their first outing at the Ramat Gan Safari Park near Tel Aviv, Israel.

David Silverman | Getty Images Europe
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Great Scott!

Sadie, a Scottish terrier, is photographed by the media after winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York.

David Goldman | FR91654 AP
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On the hunt

A deer looks for food in Braemar, Scotland. Many deer are facing starvation due to one of the harshest winters in over 20 years.

Jeff J Mitchell | Getty Images Europe
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It's the tooth

A 20-year-old Bengal tiger named Socrates is carried to the surgery room to have its fractured tooth operated on in Cali, Valle del Cauca department, Colombia.

Luis Robayo | AFP
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Healing touch

Ponch Oraw, a mahout, applies medicine to the injured foot of Kuntalini, a 51-year-old trained elephant, before strapping on a shoe to protect it at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, north of the eastern Indian city of Siliguri. More than a year ago, the elephant was injured after stepping on a sharp piece of deer horn.

Rupak De Chowdhuri | X01402
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Everything in bloom

A Maina flies over a full-bloom flower on the outskirts of Guwahati City, northeast India.

Str | EPA
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