Relaxing at the Walter Zoo in eastern Switzerland, Brigitte the chimp begins to monkey around when she sees passers-by and sticks out his tongue in an almost human expression
Three week old tiger cub Yarisha is fed with special milk from a baby bottle in his motor home in Landsberg am Lech, Germany. Three days after its birth, the cub was rejected by its mother. Yarisha means the pugnacious one
Two Herens cows lock horns during the qualification round of the annual 'Battle of the Queens' cow fight finals in Aproz, in the western Alpine canton of Valais, Switzerland. Each year when taken to the alpine pastures, the cows test their strength and fight for the herd's leadership. The competition continues until a new queen has forced all the other cows to retreat
A baby monkey, a lion cub and tigers cubs play at the Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang, China
Tortoise-lover Katie Bradley has been crocheting wooly designs for her seven pet tortoises. But after posting pictures of the cosy critters on her tortoise blog, she was soon inundated with requests to make them for tortoises around the globe. And now, dozens of tortoises around the world are being decked out dressed as dinosaurs (above), sharks, pumpkins - or just in pretty patterns.
Panda sleeps in a tree at the Panda Valley Park in Dujiangyan, Sichuan Province, China
This scaredy-cat was forced to run for cover when a herd of brave buffalo decided to strike back. The lion found itself outnumbered by its plucky prey and is pictured sprinting away from the African buffalo in the Kruger National Park. The tables turned on the predator when an attempt to pounce on some unsuspecting buffalo failed miserably and left the not so cunning cat with its tail between its legs
Orangutans find shelter from the sun at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Park in Jersey, Channel Islands.
Photographer Sergey Gorshkov watched theis grizzly bear tire herself out fishing for salmon in a river before taking a well-deserved break in the Kronotskiy Reserve, Kamchatka, Russia
Superhero Squirrel: This fearless red squirrel was caught soaring through the air in an impressive display of aerial acrobatics, flying from tree-to-tree by photographer Andrey Chernyh in Russia
Reptile keeper Damian Goodall releases one of the three baby turtles into the exhibit tank at Melbourne Zoo. Reptile keepers have achieved a significant Australian first, the breeding of the critically endangered Chinese three-striped box turtle, generally known as golden coin turtles. These turtles are native to creeks in rainforests throughout South-east Asia and southern China.
A cheetah chases a false chicken on a wire in Livingstone, Zambia
An elephant showers a leopard with water to protect the herd. The leopard had been stalking the herd of around 15 elephants when one decided to frighten it off. The picture was taken by Mark Muller in Etosha National Park of Namibia at the Kalkeuwel waterhole.
An adult owl marches about the countryside looking for food to feed its brood of hungry owlets on a farm in Lancashire.
Tiny one-year-old Kayla and her brother, three-year-old Malan, have formed an extraordinary bond with the two creatures after growing up cheetahs, Wakuu and Skyla, in their home in South Africa