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Image: Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan

Pets

Animal Tracks: March 1-8

An army of cats, stallion selfies and more of this week's best animal photos

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Puppy in the window

A small dog peers from a car at an Ukrainian army checkpoint near Kurakhove, Ukraine, on March 3.

Vadim Ghirda / AP
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Image: Ducks swim inside of a pond in Central Park after a fresh snowfall in New York

Duck tails

Ducks swim in a pond in Central Park after a fresh snowfall in New York, on March 5.

Lucas Jackson / X90066
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Munchin' on lunch

Two-year-old camel named Can eats during a press visit set up by a circus workers union to show animals from local circuses that have recently gone out of business in Tizayuca, Hildalgo, on March 5.

Rebecca Blackwell / AP
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Spotted sneak

A newborn tapir stands in its enclosure at the zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, on March 6.

Jonas Verhulst / AFP
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Image: Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan

Stare down

Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in southern Japan, on Feb. 25. An army of cats rules the remote island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

This photo was released on March 3.

Thomas Peter / X02624
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Image: A Japanese Shiba Inu sleeps during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham

Soundly snooze

A Japanese Shiba Inu sleeps during the last day of the Crufts Dog Show in Birmingham, England, on March 8.

Darren Staples / X01323
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Image: Artic Foxes at Stone Zooe

Pillow talk

Arctic Foxes rest in the sun at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Mass., on March 6.

Cj Gunther / EPA
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Image: Migratory bar-headed geese in India

Birds of a feather

Migratory bar-headed geese land in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Assam, India, on March 4. The birds will stay in the sanctuary for two more months before they leave for Tibet. The bar-headed goose is believed to make the highest altitude migration on earth.

Str / EPA
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Horse face!

A Palestinian boy takes a selfie with his horse at his family farm near the West Bank City of Nablus, on March 4.

Alaa Badarneh / EPA
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Image: Baby tiger moves house

Curious cat

Twelve-week-old female tiger cub Alisha sits in her cage at Tierpark in Berlin, Germany, on March 5.

Gregor Fischer / DPA
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How's the view?

A green sea turtle peers out of the water at the German Maritime Museum in Stralsund, on March 5.

Afp / DPA
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Image: Zoo staff Sholpan Abdibekova and Tomiris, a five-year-old chimpanzee, watch BBC environmental programme in primate winter enclosure in Almaty

Monkeying around

Zoo staff Sholpan Abdibekova and Tomiris, a five-year-old chimpanzee, react as they watch a BBC environmental show in a primate winter enclosure in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on March 6.

Zoo employees screen various wildlife TV programmes to primates like Tomiris, who were born in the zoo, to help their development.

Shamil Zhumatov / X00499
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Image: A staff holds a koala bear as is shown to the public for the first time at the zoo in Budapest

Daring debut

A man holds a koala bear as it is shown to the public for the first time at the zoo in Budapest, on March 5.

Laszlo Balogh / X90146
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Handsome headshot

A pronghorn stands in an area of 80-mile protected enclosure in Guerrero Negro, Mexico, on March 3.

Omar Torres / AFP
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Lying in wait

An eastern diamondback rattlesnake moves into an exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Florida, on March 5.

Bruce Lipsky / Florida Times-Union
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Headbutt!

Two young Thuringian goats play at the zoo in Hannover, Germany, on March 5.

Ole Spata / dpa
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Serene sun

Birds sit on top of a tree highlighted in the last rays of the sun during sunset in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary, on March 3.

Attila Balazs / MTI
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