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Animal Tracks: November 30th - December 6th

Lemurs lounging and more in this week's best animal photos!

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Hello and welcome to my home

Undated handout photo released by Fundacao Boticario on December 2nd of a specimen of one of three newly discovered species of tiny toads, taken in Garuva, Santa Catarina state, Brazil. Brazilian scientists discovered three new species of tiny poisonous toads in mountainous regions of the so called Atlantic tropical forest, in the Santa Catarina state, considered a read biological incubator.

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Image: New toy for Hanover Zoo polar bear

Little under-cooked huh?

Polar bear named Nanuq plays with a rubber raft at the zoo in Hanover, Germany, December 3rd. The rubber raft made of fire hoses now serves as a new toy for the animal.

Peterâ Steffen / DPA
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Chimps celebrate Christmas early apparently

Taronga Zoo's baby chimpanzees play with their Christmas treats designed to challenge and encourage their natural skills in Sydney on December 4th.

William West / AFP
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Which watermelon will he choose?

A Taronga Zoo Giant Tortoise plays with its Christmas treats designed to challenge and encourage the animal's natural skills in Sydney on December 4th.

William West / AFP
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Lemur lounge

Two ring-tailed Lemurs at Taronga Zoo play with their Christmas treats designed to challenge and encourage their natural skills in Sydney on December 4th.

William West / AFP
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Two buds

A handout picture taken on November 30th and obtained from the Primorye Safari-Park official website shows Amur, a tiger, resting close to a goat named Timur in an enclosure at the Primorye Safari-Park. A tiger and a goat have become friends at a safari park in Russia's Far East.

Dmitry Mezentsev / AFP
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Image: Wild horses gallop in a plowed area of Amajari in the Amazon city of Boa Vista in the state of Roraima, Brazil

Giddy-up

Wild horses gallop in a plowed area of Amajari in the Amazon city of Boa Vista in the state of Roraima, Brazil, December 2nd. The wild horses, known as "Lavradeiro horses" and introduced by colonists, were brought from Portugal, Spain, North Africa and Cape Verde, and are therefore purebred descendants of the Arabian Barbo and Andalusian breeds, according to the National Science and Technology Institutes Brazil. The original animals escaped from farms and now number around 1,500 horses in the region, according to Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation.

Paulo Whitaker / X00921
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Night night!

Six-week-old male white Bengal tiger cubs are covered with blankets to keep them warm at a zoo in the Black Sea resort of Yalta on Friday, December 4th. A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of the cold in Crimea amid a two-week power blackout, the zoo's director said Friday. Employees have been struggling to keep all the animals warm, he said, adding that other animals are still in danger while the zoo was waiting for a replacement generator to arrive Saturday from Moscow.

Alexander Polegenko / AP
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