Animals this Week Feb 2016


This handout photograph taken on February 6, 2016 and released courtesy of Patrick Lees on February 12, 2016, shows a dead brown snake strung up on a spider's web with a “daddy long legs” spider by its tail in Weethalle, about 400 kilometres (250 miles) west of Sydney. A spindly spider has taken on a deadly brown snake – and won – in a very Australian telling of the story of David and Goliath. Lees' photo of the snake, strung up by its tail by spiders' webs and with the daddy long legs perched on it, has struck a chord since since he posted it to The Aussie Farmer Facebook page. (Photo by Patrick Lees/AFP Photo)



Bruno, a bearded collie cross, walks in the wind in Newquay on February 8, 2016 in Cornwall, England. Parts of the UK are currently being battered by Storm Imogen, the ninth named storm to hit the UK this season. Thousands of homes have been left without power and commuters hit by road and rail chaos as Storm Imogen batters the South with gale force winds and torrential rain. (Photo by Getty Images/Matt Cardy)



A penguin at London Zoo eats a fish, as they are given their breakfast in special heart-shaped ice blocks as a fun way of celebrating Valentines’ Day, and to highlight the start of penguin breeding season, Thursday, February 11, 2016. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Photo)



A goose takes off on February 12, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main. (Photo by Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP Photo/DPA)



A kingfisher rises from the water with his catch in Den Bosch, Netherlands on February 8, 2016. (Photo by Corné van Oosterhout/Kingfisher Photography/Barcroft Media)



Rau quagga walk on Elandsfontein farm, in the Riebeeck Valley, on February 3, 2016, near Wellington, about 90 km from Cape Town. In a spectacular valley less than two hours' drive north of Cape Town, a small herd of animals provides the chance to travel back in time over more than a century. The animals roaming over a wide plain encased by jagged mountain ranges look like quaggas, a subspecies of the plains zebra – but quaggas are extinct. A small group of scientists and conservationists believe they have recreated the quagga, which is distinct from other zebra mainly through the lack of the characteristic black and white stripes on its hindquarters. (Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP Photo)



A spotted owlet appears to be playing peek-a-boo near Rancharda Lake in Ahmedabad, India on February 9, 2016. The species is common across the Indian subcontinent. (Photo by Caters News Agency)



A dog walks on the ramp to present an outfit during the Pet Fashion Show in New York on February 11, 2016. (Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP Photo)



Manatees crowd into 72-degree springs, seeking warmth from cold Gulf temperatures, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River Fla. Like most sensible creatures, manatees – the sea cows that live in the waters around Florida – seek warmth when it’s cold. On Thursday morning, roughly 500 of the gentle, aquatic giants crowded into the Three Sisters Springs as temperatures along Florida’s Gulf Coast dipped below 50 degrees. (Photo by Tamara Lush/AP Photo)



Three foxes play-fighting in the Netherlands on February 9, 2016. (Photo by Rex Features/Shutterstock)



A Labrador retriever jumps for a snowball while playing with its owner, with a car towing a snowboarder seen in the background, on the frozen surface of the Yenisei River, with the air temperature at about minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit), outside Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia, February 13, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



A Caouanne turtle is seen at the care centre for sea turtles at the Rochelle (CESTM – centre de soins pour tortues marines) at the acquarium La Rochelle, France, February 12, 2016. Sea turtles, recovered on the Atlantic beaches after winter storms, are cared for by staff at the CESTM where they are weighed, measured and brought back to health before being returned to the ocean. (Photo by Regis Duvignau/Reuters)



Khoras, an 11-year-old male elephant, takes apples during a show to celebrate his birthday in a city zoo in Kiev, Ukraine, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)



Khoras, an 11-year-old male elephant, reacts as he is given an apple during a show to celebrate his birthday in a city zoo in Kiev, Ukraine, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)



A snow leopard scratches itself on a wooden post at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig Scotland, Britain, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)



A snow leopard walks in its enclosure at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig Scotland, Britain, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)



A snow leopard walks in its enclosure at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig Scotland, Britain, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)



A snow leopard walks in its enclosure at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park near Kincraig Scotland, Britain, February 12, 2016. (Photo by Russell Cheyne/Reuters)



A male carcajou eats inside an open air enclosure in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



A four-month-old North American cougar cub looks on inside its open-air enclosure in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. Cougars Ice and Arnaldo, who were both born at the zoo, gave birth to two cubs, according to employees. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



A four-month-old North American cougar cub looks out from its den in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



Two four-month-old North American cougar cubs play in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



Two four-month-old North American cougars play in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



Ice (L), a three-year-old female North American cougar, and its four-month-old cub leave their den in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. Ice and another cougar Arnaldo, who were both born at the zoo, gave birth to two cubs, according to employees. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



Khan, a five-year-old male White Bengal tiger, walks inside an open air enclosure in the Royev Ruchey zoo on the suburbs of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, February 11, 2016. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)



This undated image provided by MacGillivray Freeman Films shows a brown bear catching salmon in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, shot in slow motion with a telephoto lens. The image appears in the new “National Parks Adventure” IMAX movie opening Friday. The movie is part of a yearlong celebration of the National Park Service centennial. (Photo by Brad Ohlund/MacGillivray Freeman Films/VisittheUSA.com via AP Photo)



This photo taken February 17, 2016 shows an animal keeper spraying water on a white-bellied sea eagle to cool down the bird, inside the Philippine Eagle center in Davao on the southern island of Mindanao. A Philippine breeding centre trying to save the country's critically endangered monkey-eating eagle has been so successful it is now scrambling for space, officials said on February 8. (Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP Photo)



(L-R) Poppleton “Pop” and Priscilla “Prissy”, pigs from Jacksonville Florida hang out in a stroller at the GUND booth during the 2016 New York City Toy Fair, inside the Jacob Javits Center, 34th street and 11th Avenue in New York City on February 14, 2016. The pigs appearance was to celebrate GUND's new plush animal line based on them. The two pigs, respectively 2 and 3 years old live with teacher Melissa Nicholson. (Photo by Andrew Schwartz/Splash News)



Rowdy, an 8-year-old male Amur Leopard, sits in his enclosure at the Erie Zoo in Erie, Pa., on Friday, February 19, 2016. The feline arrived to the zoo in December 2015 from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Photo by Sarah Crosby/AP Photo/Erie Times-News)



A male and as yet unnamed Francois' Langur monkey infant is held by his mother Ena, as he makes his public debut, at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne, England, Wednesday, February 17, 2016. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire via AP Photo)



A male and as yet unnamed Francois' Langur monkey infant is held by his mother Ena, as he makes his public debut, at Howletts Wild Animal Park in Bekesbourne, England, Wednesday, February 17, 2016. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Wire via AP Photo)



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 at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, February 18, 2016. (Photo by Joshua Paul/AP Photo)



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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