Animals this Week 21 Feb, 2016


A 6-month old female giant panda cub, an offspring of Xing Xing, formerly known as Fu Wa and Liang Liang, formerly known as Feng Yi, plays with a soft-toy panda at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, February 18, 2016. Two giant pandas have been on loan to Malaysia from China for 10 years since May 21, 2014, to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two nations. (Photo by Joshua Paul/AP Photo)



The face of a hippopotamus reflects in the surface water of a pool at the hippopotamus compound at the zoo in Berlin, Germany, 15 February 2016. (Photo by Paul Zinken/EPA)



Kangaroos enjoy the pristine white sand and stunning views of Lucky Bay, home to Australia’s officially recognised “whitest” beach, on February 16, 2016. Lucky Bay is set against a stunning seascape of 110 islands of the Recherche Archipelago. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Rex Features/Shutterstock)



A tree covered in budgies near a shrinking water hole in Alice Springs, Australia, on February 16, 2016. A British wildlife photographer captured the flock of budgies after using Google Earth to pin-point the small waterholes. (Photo by Paul Williams/Rex Feature/Shutterstock)



This picture taken in Jantho, Aceh province on February 15, 2016 shows an orangutan swinging on a tree in Jantho Conservation area. Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) has released two more orangutans into Jantho conservation area on February 15, to save orangutan, a species currently listed as “Critically Endangered” by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) with only about 6,000 Sumatran orangutans remaining. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP Photo)



An aerial shot taken by a drone of a humpback whale beside a boat on the Byron Bay, Australia on February 16, 2016. The whale was circling the small boat for around 90 minutes giving professional nature photographer Craig Parry chance to get this shot. (Photo by Craig Parry/Barcroft Media)



One of three King Penguin chicks to be hatched recently at the Sea World theme park sits nestled up to an adult penguin on Australia's Gold Coast, February 19, 2016 in this handout picture provided by Sea World Australia. (Photo by Reuters/Sea World Australia)



A King Penguin looks over one of three chicks to be hatched recently at the Sea World theme park on Australia's Gold Coast, February 19, 2016 in this handout picture provided by Sea World Australia. (Photo by Reuters/Sea World Australia)



“Debbie”, a 56-day-old dolfin baby is seen from underwater as she swims next to her mother “Delphi” at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany February 17, 2016. “Debbie” was born on Christmas Eve and was presented to the public at Duisburg's zoo on Wednesday. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)



A cat stands near a horse in Beirut, Lebanon February 16, 2016. (Photo by Mohamed Azakir/Reuters)



A ringed seal is taking a rest as it is enjoying the weather in its enclosure at the royal Burger zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands, 17 February 2016. (Photo by Vidiphoto/DPA via ZUMA Press)



An Iberian lynx, a feline in danger of extinction, runs after being released as part of the European project Life Iberlince to recover this species in Donana National Park, southern Spain February 15, 2016. (Photo by Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters)



An orangutan drinks milk on a couch at a studio, in Kunming, Yunnan province, February 14, 2016. (Photo by Wong Campion/Reuters)





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