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Friday, June 22, 2012

Animals In News


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Is this tree frog a handsome prince in disguise? It looks as if it is bearing a flower as a gift. The scene was captured by wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz in the rainforests of Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. She says: "It was on a bit of an angle and as the frog went to move off the wood, he grabbed onto the fungus so he wouldn't slip off."


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Could this be the world's fattest cat? Janet Ciminelli of North Shore Animal League of America in Long Island, New York, holds Garfield, a 40lb feline. The obese cat was brought into the animal rescue centre after his owner passed away. Staff have put him on a diet and are looking for a new owner who is committed to helping him become healthy and active.


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Surprised midwife Keiley Tuck and her husband Lee found three abandoned baby hedgehogs in their garage in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The couple were moving their old washing machine when they discovered the tiny animals curled up in dead leaves trying to keep warm. When their mother didn't return, the couple delivered the babies to Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre.


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A red squirrel carries its baby in its mouth as it bounds along a fence in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


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British event rider Laura Collett guides former racehorse Natterjack - painted with harmless liquid chalk - over the Stonehenge fence on the Barbury Estate near Marlborough, Wiltshire. The Barbury International Horse Trials are staged from Thursday 28 June to Sunday July 1.


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A toddler gazes in wonder at a manatee at Seaworld, in Orlando, Florida. The curious little girl reached out her hand towards the glass tank as the manatee swam towards her. British photographer Christopher Wright was captivated by their expressions and the contrasting size of the small girl and the 400kg animal.

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Two baby tigers whose mother refused to feed them found an unusual wet nurse, a wrinkled, sand-coloured Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra. The cubs were born in late May in a zoo at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.


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Pink dolphins leap in Hong Kong waters. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society says increasing high-speed ferry traffic is contributing to a dramatic decline in the numbers of pink dolphins - or Chinese white dolphins - in the city's waters.


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An albino whale calf swims near its mother in this aerial photo snapped high above the shorelines of the Cape, South Africa


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A young polar bear leaps into a pool at the zoo in Moscow, Russia


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A Kamchatka bear, mother of twin bear cubs, plays in the outdoor enclosure at Brno Zoo in the Czech Republic


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Anori, the polar bear cub, swims in her enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal. 


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A giraffe grazes in the Nairobi National Park, about seven kilometres south of the Kenyan capital


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One of three new-born North American river otters dives in the pool at the Detroit Zoo


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This is Nicholas the match-predicting llama, who believes England will be crowned Euro 2012 champions. Nicholas started his run of correct predictions by guessing that Chelsea would beat Liverpool in the FA Cup Final at Wembley last month.


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Ya Ya the dolphin jumps to predict a win for Poland in their match against Greece, at Nanjing Underwater World in Nanjing, China


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Yvonne the 'psychic cow' and son Orki run directly to the Portugal feeding trough at Gut Aiderbichl in Deggendorf Eichberg, Germany, predicting that Portugal will beat Germany at the Euro 2012 tournament


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Octopus Manolo, at the SeaLife Aquarium near Malaga, chooses a jar marked with Spain's national flag, during his prediction for the winner of the Euro 2012 match between Spain and Italy...


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...At the same aquarium, an otter named Maya also predicts a victory for Spain over Italy


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Elephants Shanti and Shahrukh" eat a German flag made of fruit and vegetables at Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, after picking Germany as the winner of their Euro 2012 match against Portugal


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Back of the net: Nelly the elephant has also, er, predicted that Germany would beat Portugal after kicking the ball into the Portuguese goal at Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Germany. Wonder if Nelly has any English blood? The way things are going he could get a game for Roy Hodgson's side.


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Food for thought: Citta the elephant in Krakow, Poland reckons co-hosts will beat surprise 2004 winners Greece. He clearly knows who's feeding him!


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Snowball effect: not to be outdone Ukraine have made up, sorry discovered, their own psychic animal in Funtik the "psychic pig" in Kiev.


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The Owl And The Pussycat: Arnie the cat meets Huwi the Turkmenian eagle owlet at Linton Zoo, Cambridgeshire.


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Two two-month-old lion cubs are seen in a quarantine room of the Kenya Wildlife Services headquarters in Nairobi. They were rescued by rangers who were forced to shoot the cubs' mother after she was spotted in a suburb of Nairobi.


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Kiwi, a 64.57-pound sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, is prepared for release back into the wild from the Loggerhead Marinelife Centre at Juno Beach, Florida.

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