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Pets & Animals
Animal Tracks: Oct. 3 - 10
From adorable cubs to hungry chimps and a dog soaring through the air, get your cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.
Black and tan
Ema Elsa, a nine-year-old Black Rhino, is nuzzled by her newborn calf in their enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England October 5, 2012. The female calf which is less than 48 hours old will join an international breeding programme for the critically endangered species.— Phil Noble / X01988
A swan rests on the small lake Drazdiak in Bratislava, Slovakia on October 4, 2012, during the World Animal Day, which was established in 1931 as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species. October 4th was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.— Samuel Kubani / AFP
This image provided by the San Diego Zoo shows a cub panda during a routine medical exam Thursday Oct. 4, 2012 at the zoo in San Diego. The 9-week-old panda cub at the San Diego Zoo was more alert during his exam this week. The cub's eyes are completely open now and his sight continues to improve, allowing him to be more aware of his surroundings. His growth is on track with other giant pandas born at the San Diego Zoo.— Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo
Celebrating Halloween early?
The chimpanzee family of Burgers' Zoo in the Dutch city Arnhem could Monday 8-10-2012 for the first time in their lives eat pumpkins. The healthy and sweet flesh of the pumpkins fell on good soil and the apes were even willing to share this delicacy with each other. Burgers' Zoo tries to maximize the use of seasonal products in the diet of the animals. Pumpkins are becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands as a vegetable... at the benefit of the chimpanzees. The Arnhem zoo use the same perfect quality of fruit for animals as for their restaurants. Burgers' Zoo owns the oldest chimp family in the world in a zoo.— Vidiphoto / DPA
A new home
Northern Lynx kittens, explore their enclosure at the Highland Wildlife park on October 9, 2012 in Kingussie, Scotland. The feline twins are believed to be the type of lynx found historically in Scotland. The Highland Wildlife Park specialises in Scottish animal species, both past and present, and species that are well adapted to cold weather.— Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images Europe