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Pets & Animals
Animal Tracks: July 11 - 18
From glorious green lizards and playful pugs to caterpillar clusters and surfing goats, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.
A mud covered 3-month-old male African Southern Rhino named Jumaane, wanders around his enclosure with his mother Shova at the Singapore Zoo on Tuesday July 17, 2012 in Singapore. The zoo was actively involved in educating the public about wildlife conservation and was also successful in breeding endangered species within the Zoo's premises. This is Shova's seventh successful birth. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)— Wong Maye-e / AP
TOPSHOTS A stork feeds its young on July 16, 2012 in their nest in Hamburg, northern Germany. The NABU (Naturschutzbund), a German association for the protection of the environment, in its actual stork report warned of a loss of natural habitat for the animals. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL REINHARDT GERMANY OUTDANIEL REINHARDT/AFP/GettyImages— Daniel Reinhardt / DPA
epa03307921 A newborn Western lowland gorilla cub lies in the arms of its mother Mamitu in the Zoo of Zurich, Switzerland, 16 July 2012. The Cub was born 12 July 2012. It is the ninth cub of Mamitu and its father is the silverback gorilla N'Gola. EPA/STEFFEN SCHMIDT— Steffen Schmidt / KEYSTONE
TAMPA, FL - JULY 13: Victoria Simard looks at a sea turtle swimming in a tank at the Florida Aquarium on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Tampa will play host to the 2012 Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, where the party is expected to officially pick former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as their nominee to face President Barack Obama in the November general election. The convention will host 2,286 delegates and 2,125 alternate delegates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories as well as scores of journalists, guests and protesters. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)— Joe Raedle / Getty Images North America
Riding the waves
Dana NcGregor's pet goats Pismo, left, and Goatee surf at San Onofre State Beach, Calif., on Wednesday July 11, 2012. McGregor started taking Pismo's mother Goatee to the beach, and it wasn't long before she was on a surfboard. When Pismo was born, McGregor put her on a board too, and she was a natural, he says. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Ron Veal) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT;TV OUT: MANDATORY CREDIT— Rod Veal
Joe Camel, right, drinks from a water bottle, as Jara guzzle looks on while they wait for the next show at the Piccadilly Circus in the Park City Mall parking lot in Lancaster, Pa., Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Lancaster Newspapers, Richard Hertzler)— Richard Hertzler / Lancaster Newspapers
Buyan, a male Siberian brown bear, cools down under a stream of water sprayed by an employee in its enclosure on a hot summer day at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk July 13, 2012. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT)— Ilya Naymushin / X01151
I take thee ... ruff!
Dachshunds dressed for the occasion, Clifford, left, and his cousin Dee Dee, share a moment as they wait to take part in the most expensive wedding for pets Thursday July 12, 2012 in New York. The black-tie fundraiser, where two dogs were "married", was held to benefit the Humane Society of New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)— Tina Fineberg / FR73987 AP
A penguin swims at the new South Pole Spectacular, part of the Polar Adventure, of Ocean Park in Hong Kong July 12, 2012. The marine theme park on Thursday launched Asia's first themed area integrating immersive presentations of Arctic and Antarctic animals, including penguins and seals. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (REUTERS - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT TRAVEL)— Bobby Yip / X00306
A cluster of cinnabar moth caterpillars are displayed in a glass jar after being discover feeding on a tansy wagwart plant in a field on a ranch near Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday, July 12, 2012. Cinnabar moths were introduced into North America to control the poisonous ragwort plant on which its larvae feed. The feeding larvae absorb toxins from the ragwort and become unpalatable to predators. Their bright colors serve as a warning sign. (Image Credit: © Robin Loznak)— Robin Loznak
RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL - JULY 12: Ring tailed lemurs sit around an ice block of frozen fruit to help them cool off at the Ramat Gan Safari Zoo on July 12, 2012 in Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Temperatures reached a high of 34 Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit) in Tel Aviv. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)— Uriel Sinai / Getty Images Europe
epa03304591 Young howler monkey (genus Alouatta) Geronimo climbs in his enclosure at the zoo in Cologne, Germany, 12 July 2012. Geronimo was born on 31 January 2012. Howler monkeys are native to Central and South America and are renowned for their noisy howls which they maily utter in the morning. EPA/HENNING KAISER— Henning Kaiser / DPA