Image: Queensland Police Service find male joey koala while arresting a woman south of Brisbane, Queensland

Pets

See the koala chilling in a backpack in this week's best animal pictures

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Image: Queensland Police Service find male joey koala while arresting a woman south of Brisbane, Queensland

Alfred the koala

A joey in Queensland, Australia, was discovered in a handbag during a traffic stop on Nov. 6. Police have since named the koala Alfred and he's being looked after while the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) waits to find a carer for him.

QUEENSLAND POLICE SERVICE / EPA
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Image: Sparrows wash themselves and drink water from a puddle in the village of Vits

Bird bath

Sparrows wash themselves and drink water from a puddle in the village of Vits, Belarus, on Nov. 8.

VASILY FEDOSENKO / Reuters
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Young zebra makes its debut

A five-day-old zebra calf stands with her mother after she was released in an enclosure for public viewing at the Alipore Zoological Garden in the Indian city of Kolkata on Nov. 8. This is the first successful assisted birth of a zebra at the zoo.

DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP - Getty Images
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Young pup

A seal cow tends to her newly born pup on the sand dunes of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust's Donna Nook nature reserve in northeast England on Nov. 8 Every November and December, thousands of grey seals give birth to their pups near the sand dunes of the Donna Nook nature reserve, which is the location for one of the four grey seal colonies on the English east coast. Last year, almost 2,000 grey seal pups were born at Donna Nook.

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