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Animal Tracks: Feb. 15-22
From the best in show to pint-sized pygmy hippos, check out this week's best animal photos
Polar bear twins make their first public appearance at Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, Netherlands on Feb. 19.
A giraffe observes visitors on a sunny day at Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen, Netherlands on Feb. 19.
A woman holds up a cat wearing sunglasses as they pose for tourists outside the Dolby Theater during preparations for the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif. on Feb. 20.
Fly away home
Greylag geese fly over a field near Berkum, Germany on Feb. 16.
A young pygmy hippopotamus swims next to its mother Ayoka in their enclosure at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany on Feb. 20.
Leap of faith
Baby gorilla Diara explores its enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany on Feb. 17.
Man's best friend
Crom, an Italian Mastiff, rides a the bus with Terry Dragan following competition at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 17.
Miss P, a 15-inch Beagle who won "Best in Show," runs during the final judging at the139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 17.
A Dogue de Bordeaux named Claire waits at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York on Feb. 17. The show, which is in its 139th year and is called the second-longest continuously running sporting event in the United States, includes 192 dog breeds and draws nearly 3,000 global competitors.
Mopping the competition
A Komondor runs during the Working Group competition at the 139th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 17.
Gone to the dogs
Bedlington Terriers line up for judging during the Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show on Feb. 17.
Big yellow taxi
Luke, a French bulldog, is carried by his owner Paul outside the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York on Feb. 15.
A standard poodle named Paris has his hair done at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 16.
Baby orangutan Rieke is held by a zoo keeper at the Berlin Zoo in Germany on Feb. 18.
A white Bengal tiger cub plays at the Xantus Janos Zoo of Gyor, near Budapest, Hungary on Feb. 19.
Sandbar sharks swim around during a cageless shark dive tour in Haleiwa, Hawaii on Feb. 16.
Parma wallaby baby Norman sips from a bottle of milk at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany on Feb. 18. The wallaby, who was born mid Sept. 2014, was rejected by his mother after birth. While they work, the animal keepers carry Norman around in a fabric bag.
A squirrel eats a nut in Central Park in N ew York on Feb. 20.
A red panda cub rests on a snowy perch in an outdoor habitat at the Knoxville Zoo in Tennessee on Feb. 18.
Taking a load off
Orangutan Bimbo relaxes in the enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany on Feb. 17.
A northern mockingbird, the Tennessee state bird, puffs up for warmth on an icy perch in Knoxville, Tenn. on Feb. 18.