Animals this Week


A male red panda cub is introduced during a press conference at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, September 10, 2015. Director Ted Fox says the pair of cubs, born at the end of June, are evidence of the success of the zoo's red panda breeding program and will help ensure the survival of the endangered species. (Photo by Kevin Rivoli/The Syracuse Newspapers via AP Photo)



Titi monkeys eat fruit ice-cream at the zoo in Cali, Colombia, on September 16, 2015. Cali's zoo gives ice-cream to animals to counteract the high temperatures in the region. (Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP Photo)



An injured vulture is treated at the VulPro Vulture Rehabilitation Centre in Hartebeepoortdam in the Magalisburg region on September 15, 2015. Confined to southern Africa, just under 4,000 breeding pairs of Cape Vultures remain in the wild, mostly in South Africa, Lesotho and Botswana. Unless conservation efforts are successful, Africa's largest vulture species may be facing eventual extinction. (Photo by Mujahid Safodien/AFP Photo)



A baby giraffe is shown to the public at the Hefei Wild Zoo in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province on September 16, 2015. A name collection activity for the newly-born giraffe was held at the zoo recently. (Photo by Guo Chen/Xinhua via ZUMA Wire)



A baby elephant plays as a herd of wild elephants, from a nearby hill of India's northeastern Meghalaya state, eat grass in the wetlands of Telalia, on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Due to the increasing human population and deforestation, the areas for the wildlife get reduced and encroached incidents of wild animals straying into cities is increasingly reported. (Photo by Anupam Nath/AP Photo)



A four month old snow leopard cub (L) (Pantheria uncia) explores its habitat as it makes its public appearance with mother Sarani (R) at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, USA, 07 October 2015. The cub is one of two in the litter that was born on 16 June 2015. The litter is the second one for Sarani and her 5-year-old mate, Sabu. According to a release, snow leopards are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's oldest and largest global environmental organization. A leading snow leopard conservation organization, the Snow Leopard Trust, estimates population numbers of this elusive cat to be between 4,000 and 6,500 remaining in the wild. They are native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. (Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA)



Four month old snow leopard cubs (Pantheria uncia) explore their habitat as they make their public appearance at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, USA, 07 October 2015. The cubs is were born on 16 June 2015. The litter is the second one for Sarani and her 5-year-old mate, Sabu. According to a release, snow leopards are listed as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the world's oldest and largest global environmental organization. A leading snow leopard conservation organization, the Snow Leopard Trust, estimates population numbers of this elusive cat to be between 4,000 and 6,500 remaining in the wild. They are native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. (Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA)



This undated handout photograph released by Australia's Museum Victoria on October 6, 2015, shows the hog-nosed rat, a new species of mammal named for its features that scientists said have never been seen before. The creature was found in a remote mountainous area on the island of Sulawesi in central Indonesia, according to Australia's Museum Victoria whose scientists were involved. (Photo by Museum Victoria/AFP Photo)



One of two European pond turtles si prepared for transport from the Rhinluch nature preserve station in Linum, Germany, 07 October 2015. The turtles are part ofaround 100 animals from the native animal population currently threatened with extinction and are being bred and reared here. Sealife Berlin is taking on found animals not suited for offspring, as they come from other European populations. (Photo by Jens Kalaene/EPA)



An ornate horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) at the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo, Japan, October 4, 2015. The Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it is now home to over 3,000 animals from some 400 different species. (Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA)



A black-footed ferret looks out of a crate used to take it to a site to be let loose during a release of 30 of the animals by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge in Commerce City, Colo. The rare black-footed ferrets were turned loose on the 25-square-mile refuge, which was a former toxic waste site before being reclaimed after a $2.1-billion cleanup. (Photo by David Zalubowski/AP Photo)



A handout picture made available by Australia's Taronga Zoo shows an orphaned Brushtail Possum joey nicknamed 'Bettina' at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 06 October 2015. Zoo keeper Felicity Evans has taken on the role of surrogate mother to the four-month-old possum, carrying a makeshift pouch and waking in the middle of the night to bottle feed and toilet the joey. (Photo by EPA/Taronga Zoo)



A Golden Mantled Rosella sits on a branch at the World of Birds wildlife sanctuary in Cape Town, South Africa 06 October 2015. This sanctuary is the largest bird park in Africa with over three thousand birds, monkeys and small animals of four hundred different species in walk through enclosures that attract tens of thousands of international visitors each year. (Photo by Nic Bothma/EPA)



In this photo taken on Thursday, October 1, 2015, elephants cross the road in Hwange National Park, about 700 kilometres south west of Harare. Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)/AP Photo)



Mike the horse captured on an autumn morning in Yorkshire, England on October 2, 2015 by a local amateur photographer. (Photo by David Zdanowicz/REX Shutterstock)



Sasha Muir and Margaret Davidson sit in a car as some of the 30 barbary macaques, known as the Middle Hill Troop after living between the top of Gibraltar rock and the town, show what happens when motorists forget to lock their luggage compartments, as Scotland’s only monkey drive-through section opens at Blair Drummond safari park in Stirling, Scotland on October 8, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)



Icky (L) and Alana, both Asian elephants, stand in their pen at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation in Polk City, Florida September 30, 2015. At a Florida retirement home for former circus elephants, residents enjoy a steady diet of high-quality hay and local fruits and vegetables, as well as baths and occasional walks. (Photo by Scott Audette/Reuters)



A giraffe calf is pictured among others members of the herd in their enclosure at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen, Belgium, October 10, 2015. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters)



A boy watches a cheetah walking in his enclosure at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen, Belgium, October 10, 2015. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters)



A young bonobo ape grabs onto its mother at Planckendael's zoo near Mechelen, Belgium, October 10, 2015. (Photo by Francois Lenoir/Reuters)



A sea lion performs with a Halloween painted ball on its nose during a seasonal event called Aqua Halloween at the Epson Aqua Park Shinagawa in Tokyo, Japan, October 10, 2015. (Photo by Yuya Shino/Reuters)



Emperor penguins are seen in Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica in this file photo from April 10, 2012. Scientists on October 7, 2015 unveiled the most comprehensive account of the avian family tree ever formulated, detailing how modern bird groups are connected based on genome-wide data from 198 living bird species. They focused in particular on understanding the group called Neoaves, encompassing more than 90 percent of all birds. (Photo by Martin Passingham/Reuters)



A chained orangutan who is kept as a pet, holds a plate of food at the owner's home in the village of Korek, in Kubu Raya, Indonesia West Kalimantan province, October 7, 2015 in this picture taken by Antara Foto. (Photo by Jessica Helena Wuysang/Reuters/Antara Foto)



A chained orangutan who is kept as a pet, holds a plate of food at the owner's home in the village of Korek, in Kubu Raya, Indonesia West Kalimantan province, October 7, 2015 in this picture taken by Antara Foto. (Photo by Jessica Helena Wuysang/Reuters/Antara Foto)



A male orangutan kept as a pet protects himself with sack at the owner's home in the village of Korek, in Kubu Raya, Indonesia West Kalimantan province, October 6, 2015 in this picture taken by Antara Foto. Government officials confiscated the orangutan kept as a pet by a resident to relocate it to an orangutan center, local media said on Tuesday. (Photo by Jessica Helena Wuysang/Reuters/Antara Foto)



A circus employee pets an elephant during an advertising display in a park in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Dozens gathered to watch the show preview which showcased acrobats and trained animals. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)



In this photo taken Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Karen the goat eats blackberry bushes at Minto-Brown Island Park in Salem, Ore. Salem Parks has contracted with Yoder Goat Rentals for a pilot vegetation removal project at the park. The goats will be targeting invasive plant species such as blackberry and English ivy. (Photo by Ashley Smith/Statesman-Journal via AP Photo)



Two jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) cubs play at the National Zoo of El Salvador in San Salvador, on October 9, 2015. Three-month cubs were recovered by the National Civil Police when hunters killed a puppy and the mother. (Photo by Marvin Recinos/AFP Photo)



Chimps share a pumpkin during Smashing Pumpkins at the Detroit Zoo, Wednesday, October 14, 2015, in Royal Oak, Mich. The event is part of the zoo's "comprehensive program of ensuring environments for animals that are ever changing and appropriately complex", according to zoo officials. (Photo by Todd McInturf/The Detroit News via AP Photo)



A bear stands on a pumpkin at the Detroit Zoo on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 in Royal Oak, Mich. (Photo by Tanya Moutzalias/MLive Detroit via AP Photo)



Drill monkey baby Pinto plays in the enclosure at the zoo Hellabrunn in Munich, southern Germany on July 22, 2015. The male monkey was born on June 24, 2015 at the zoo and is the third baby of 10 year-old Kaduna. (Photo by Christof Stache/AFP Photo)



A young lion snarls in Basel zoo, Switzerland, October 14, 2015. Zoo Basel supports the Big Life Foundation, which works in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya to protect the Lions. The Zoo is also a participant in the EAZA Endangered Species Breeding Programme for African Lions. (Photo by Georgios Kefalas/EPA)



Walrus baby "Loki" relaxes next to her mother Polosa in the Hagenbeck zoo, Hamburg, northern Germany on October 13, 2015. The animal, born on June 5 weighs 111 kg was baptized on Tuesday. (Photo by Christian Charisius/AFP Photo/DPA)



This undated handout photograph released by The World Wildlife Foundation on October 6, 2015, shows a blue snakehead fish at an undisclosed location in the eastern Himalayas. A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a "walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF. WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, north Myanmar and southern Tibet in a bid to raise awareness of the threats facing the ecologically sensitive region. (Photo by Henning Strack Hansen/AFP Photo/WWF)



A trainer holds a three-week-old albinos turtle Boettgeri next to an adult turtle at the Turtle Valley animal park in Sorede on October 13, 2015. (Photo by Raymond Roig/AFP Photo)



A young lion is disciplined by his father in Basel zoo, Switzerland, 14 October 2015. Zoo Basel supports the Big Life Foundation, which works in the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem in Kenya to protect the Lions. The Zoo is also a participant in the EAZA Endangered Species Breeding Programme for African Lions. (Photo by Georgios Kefalas/EPA)



A Filipino holds a baby Humboldt penguin inside an aquarium at the Manila Ocean Park, in Manila, Philippines, 06 October 2015. Two new penguin hatchlings were hatched last August under the care of the Manila Ocean Park's curatorial team. The penguins are still being fed by the parents and will be ready for hand-feeding when the babies reach the weight of at least three kilos, a penguin expert said. (Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA)



A handout picture made available by Australia's Taronga Zoo shows an orphaned Brushtail Possum joey nicknamed 'Bettina' at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, 06 October 2015. Zoo keeper Felicity Evans has taken on the role of surrogate mother to the four-month-old possum, carrying a makeshift pouch and waking in the middle of the night to bottle feed and toilet the joey. (EPA/Taronga Zoo)



A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) at the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo, Japan, 04 October 2015. The Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan. Founded in 1882, it is now home to over 3,000 animals from some 400 different species. (Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA)



A female Patagonian Mara cosies up her newly born offspring at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo on October 13, 2015 in Whipsnade, England. Mara breed all year round and are used to extremes of weather. (Photo by Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Media)



An elk runs in a field during a frosty autumn morning near the village of Astanovka, north of Minsk, in the remote corner of Belarus, October 16, 2015. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters)



A keeper feeds a four-week-old jaguar while presenting it to the media, at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)



A couple of four-week-old jaguars are pictured as they are presented to the media, at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)



A keeper holds a four-week-old jaguar while presenting it to the media, at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)



A keeper feeds a four-week-old jaguar while presenting it to the media, at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)



A couple of four-week-old jaguars are pictured as they are presented to the media, at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)



A keeper holds a four-week-old jaguar while presenting it to the media, at a zoo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, October 14, 2015. (Photo by Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)



A dove flies with a coloured leaf in Ravensburg, southern Germany, on October 13, 2015. (Photo by Felix Kaestle/AFP Photo)




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