Shar Pei dog Cleopatra breast-feeds one of the two adopted tiger cubs in the Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi. The two cubs, named Clyopa and Plyusha, were born late last month in Sochi zoo and adopted by their new mum.
Baby snowy owl chicks born at Hanover Adventure Zoo, Germany
A father captured his son's close encounter with a lioness during a visit to Zoo Miami. Alex Hawker, 7, was standing in front of the lion's cage - separated by only a glass screen - when his dad Sean captured the moment a prowling lioness lunged at the youngster
One week old lion cubs make their first public appearance at a zoo in the southern Russian city of Stavropol
Uganda giraffe Jule nibbles on a leaf next to her mother Jette at the zoo in Berlin, Germany. The giraffe calf was born on 10 June 2012.
Two-month old white tiger cubs are seen at the Attica Zoological Park in Spata, near Athens
Vets show off the baby pandas at the Giant Panda Research Base in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan province
A worker shows off a newly-hatched baby crocodile at a crocodile farm in Pasay city, Manila
Joe Wasilewski releases a crocodile hatchling near the Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant where they protect the crocodile and conduct research by counting their nests annually to record population changes near Florida City, Florida.
Ratu, a highly endangered Sumatran rhinoceros, has given birth to a calf in western Indonesia. It is only the fifth known birth in captivity for the species in 123 years.
Sweden's Joel Sjoholm has to contend with a family of swans on the fairway during the final of the International Golf Open in Pulheim near Cologne
A moorhen takes care of his newly hatched chicks in Shiheung City, Gyeonggi province, South Korea
A Taiwan firecrests becomes aggressive after seeing its reflection, thinking it is an imposter invading its nest, around breeding time near the home of photographer Chien-Wei Lin in Taiwan
A red squirrel hangs from a water feeder in Quebec, Canada
Lonesome George, the last remaining tortoise of his kind and a conservation icon, died on June 24, 2012 of unknown causes, the Galapagos National Park said. He was thought to be about 100 years old.
A raccoon stranded on a telegraph wire in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
A disabled sheep is enjoying a new fleece of life after receiving a specially-designed wheelchair at Clough Farm Animal Sanctuary, in Stockport. Instead of four legs Buster the sheep uses just three - plus his new four wheels.
Tapir mother Rio with her newborn calf at Dublin Zoo.
Thriller, the tiger that belonged to Michael Jackson when the entertainer lived at Neverland, has died of lung cancer at Tippi Hedren's wildlife preserve near Los Angeles
A green sea turtle swims in the aquarium of the Haus des Meeres (House of the Sea) in Vienna
Zookeepers take the footprints of a Quokka at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Keepers at Taronga Zoo have been collecting the footprints of almost 4,000 animals to make their mark and pledge their support for the wild, and the zoo announced its commitment to an elephant protection project in Thailand's Kui Buri National Park.
Best of friends, Jet the dolphin and Miri the seal at Pet Porpoise Pool, Coffs Harbour, Australia
A Hippopotamus in the Khwai River, Botswana
A deer jumps through a fence along U.S. Highway 24 near Manitou Springs, Colo., as a wildfire burns near Cascade, Colorado