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Pets & Animals

Animal Tracks: March 15-22

From to sibling rivalries to a solar eclipse, check out this week's best animal photos

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Lion King

An African Lion surveys visitors at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, on March 19.

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
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Eyes like a hawk

A bird sits in its enclosure in the bird park in Marlow, Germany, on March 21.

Bernd Wustneck / DPA
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Sea lion snack

A recovering sea lion pup eats herring in an enclosure at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, Calif., on March 18.

For the third winter in a row, hundreds of sick and starving California sea lions are washing up on California shores, with over 1,800 found and treated at rehabilitation centers throughout the state since the beginning of the year. The Marine Mammal Center is currently caring for 224 of the emaciated pups.

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images North America
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Lion cubs cuddle in the Gyongyos Zoo in Gyongyos, Hungary, on March 21. The one male and two female cubs were born on March 12.

Peter Komka / MTI
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Can you hear me now?

Brown bear Oska, left, and Roni, right, play in a bear sanctuary near the village of Mramor, Kosovo, on March 18.

Valdrin Xhemaj / EPA
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Ruffling some feathers

A peacock displays its feathers in the Zoological Garden in Magdeburg, Germany, on March 17. Peacocks display their covert feathers as part of a courtship ritual to attract peahens and to drive away competitors.

Jens Wolf / DPA
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Just a kiss

Disney's Animal Kingdom welcomed its second baby rhino calf of 2015 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fl., on March 13. Born in late February to mother Kendi, the little girl is the tenth white rhino baby to be born at the theme park as part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan and will join the rest of the herd on the Kilimanjaro Safaris savanna in the coming months.

This photo was released on March 20.

Handout / Getty Images North America
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Bath time!

Pregnant elephant Hoa takes a bath in her pool at the Ganesha Mandir elephant temple in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on March 17. Hoa is expected to give birth to her baby in the upcoming days.

Jan Woitas / DPA
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The Pollinator

A bee collects pollen from a crocus blossom in Kaufbeuren, Germany, on March 15.

Karl-josef Hildenbrand / DPA
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Mine! Mine! Mine!

Pelicans try to catch a fish thrown by a fisherman on a pier in Paracas National Reserve in Ica, Peru, on March 15. The Paracas reserve, which aims to preserve the marine ecosystem, is located on the coastal areas and tropical desert of Peru.

Mariana Bazo / X00023
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Missed a spot

A swan cleans its plumage on the river Havel in Potsdam, Germany, on March 18.

Ralf Hirschberger / DPA
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Chowing down

A young mandrill enjoys a carrot at the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on March 16.

Matthias Hiekel / DPA
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Polar plunge

Felix, a 9-year-old male polar bear, shakes off water after swimming in a pool for the first time after winter at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on March 22. Felix was delivered to the zoo as a weak, orphaned cub from a scientific polar station on the Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean in May 2006, according to zoo representatives.

Ilya Naymushin / X01151
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Prized perch

A red-tailed hawk sits on a pole above a field of snow near Croton Point in the town of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, on March 15.

Mike Segar / X90033
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Curious cat

A two-month-old white bengal tiger cub cleans itself at Gyor Zoo in Gyor, west of Budapest, on March 20.

Bernadett Szabo / X02784
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Along for the ride

A young golden lion tamarin rests on its mother at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on March 18.

Ennio Leanza / KEYSTONE
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Three of a kind

Three young meerkats explore their enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, on March 17.

Jan Woitas / DPA
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To the rescue!

Labrador retriever Nanuk in action during the avalanche dog Swiss championships in Samedan, Switzerland, on March 15.

Gian Ehrenzeller / KEYSTONE
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Pint-sized piglets

The first litter of piglets born this spring at Hancock Shaker Village in Hancock, Mass., on March 16.

Ben Garver / The Berkshire Eagle
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Solar eclipse

Ring-tailed lemurs look to the skies over Chester Zoo in Cheshire, England during a solar eclipse on March 20.

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