The San Diego Zoo's panda sits on a table during his weekly exam. The 99-day-old male cub has cut his first two teeth, the lower canines near the front of his mouth.
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A Persian waits inside a cage during an international cat exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria.
A squirrel sits on a branch on a snowy day in Moscow.
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A white-handed gibbon eats frozen fruits on a warm day at Brazil's Sao Paulo Zoo.
Draco,14, gets his morning exercise at Daphneyland, a basset hound rescue in Acton, Calif.
Heidi Kooy holds one of her chickens while walking through her yard which she calls the "Itty Bitty Farm in the City" in San Francisco, Calif. Kooy is one of many Americans who have started raising chickens in their urban yards to save money on food costs during the economic downturn, and to find a safer alternative to factory farmed food. Chickens provide eggs and natural fertilizer for gardens while eating bugs that could harm the crops.
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A Great Horned Owl perches on a chimney stack on a foggy morning in Keller, Tx.
Spooner, an Australian shepherd, stands on owner Matt Mullin at the grooming table at the National Dog Show in Oaks, Pa.
Siri, a Chinese Crested Hairless, looks over the shoulder of Anna Comyns at the National Dog Show in Oaks, Pa.
A rabbit wears fancy dress and dark goggles for a fashion contest at the annual Rabbit-Festa in suburban Tokyo, Japan. Around 8,000 rabbit lovers visited the two-day event.
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A man holds a rabbit dressed in a Santa Claus outfit for a rabbit fashion contest at the Rabbit-Festa in suburban Tokyo, Japan.
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Fifty-year-old Champa is readied to go out with her mahout (caretaker) in Ahmedabad, India.
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An African elephant herd walks through Addo Elephant National Park near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
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A critically endangered African wild dog hunts a Bush buck in Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage Site, in northern Zimbabwe. There are only an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 African wild dogs left on the African continent.
A Bald Eagle sits on a branch at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa.
A reindeer herd walks on the beach in Jarfjord, Norway. Reindeer face a loss of grazing ground from economic development..
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Migrating pelicans float on a fish pool at Kibbutz Maagan Michael in Israel.
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A trader displays a falcon in a market in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A turtle crawls inside a bucket of water in Khadipala, India. Hundreds of poor Hindu villagers refuse to hand over this rare turtle to authorities, claiming the symbols on its back identify it as an incarnation of Lord Jagannath, a popular Hindu deity. Turtles are protected in India and anyone found keeping one without permission can be jailed for a year or more and fined.
A diver dressed as Santa Claus swims with fish at Hakkeijima Sea Paradise in Yokohama, Japan.
A blunt-headed snake crawls across a leaf at the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru's Madre de Dios Amazon region.
A Bewick's swan flies into the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Slimbridge, England. Bewick's Swans are on their annual migration from Arctic Russia to the bird sanctuary. Experts are concerned that the swan's numbers are in decline.
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Traffic backs up as a turkey makes its daily walk across busy Rt 462 near Lancaster, Pa. A pair of turkeys who live in the wild travel back and forth early and late in the day in search of food that neighbors put out for them.
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A White Cayman swims in a river at the Manu Biosphere Reserve in Peru's southern Amazon.
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