Lick Of A Lioness
A female lion licks her cub in Hagenbeck's zoo in Hamburg, northern Germany, Oct. 12, 2006.
Credit: AP Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth
Out Of Her Tree
Asali, a young female lion, falls from a tree after attempting to grab a new bungee ball installed in a refurbished enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo Aug. 29, 2006. The exhibit has been refurbished to resemble the natural habitat of an African savannah for Asali, her parents Jambo, mother Kuchani and brother Johari.
Credit: AP Photo/Mark Baker
A cat catches a nap in a garden in Palmyra, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2006.
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The Dog Has His Day
Rufus, a tan-and-white bull terrier, stands over a table at Sardi's restaurant in New York, Feb. 15, 2006. Rufus became America's top dog the night before by winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
A female snow leopard cub wakes from a nap atop a rock in the sun at the Bronx Zoo, Aug. 17, 2005 in New York. The rambunctious female was born on April 25, to mother Shikari and father Boris.
How's The Baby?
In this photo provided by the National Zoo, Dr. Sharon Deem, a veterinarian at Smithsonian's National Zoo, left, and Lisa Stevens, assistant curator get a close look at the zoo's giant panda cub during its first health exam at the zoo, Aug. 2. 2005. The cub, born on July 9, is a male and weighed 1.82 pounds and measured 12 inches long.
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A hummingbird rests on Monique Foster's hand after it flew into her home and couldn't find its way out again July 17, 2005, in High Rolls, N.M.
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Till Death Us Moo Part
A pair of dwarf Brahman cattle, Thong Khaow, left, and Thong Kham, right, are married in a traditional Thai ceremony featuring processions and a banquet for more than 2,000 human guests at a cattle market in central Sa Kaew province July 10, 2005.
Where Am I?
Members of the Griffin family, from left, Garrett, 9, his mother, Karrie, and brother, Jonathon, 12, greet their golden retriever, Goldie, after she got stuck in a 12-inch pipe for almost three hours after chasing a rabbit July 6, 2005, in Monroe, N.C.
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Equal Opportunity Mom
Tigger, a stray domestic shorthaired cat, guards her litter of three kittens and three abandoned baby skunks, at the Animal Health Center, in Hays, Kan., June 21, 2005. Two more skunks have joined the previous one already nursing from Tigger. The baby skunks were found near a construction site and brought to the center, where Tigger quickly adopted them.
Credit: AP/Hays Daily News
Penguins On Parade
The life of the emperor penguin is documented in a new film titled "March of the Penguins." It traces the penguins' trek across the Antarctic on an annual journey .
Credit: AP/Warner Independent Pictures
Love Is Long
In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, a 6-day-old male Baringo giraffe is nuzzled by his mother June 15, 2005.
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A newborn zebra walks around in her enclosure with her mother, Milia, at the Birmingham (Ala.) Zoo June 10, 2005. The 73-pound foal was born June 7.
Credit: AP/The Birmingham News
Baby jaguar Spotti is seen at the Attica Zoological Park in Greece June 7, 2005. The jaguar, now weighing 9.9 pounds, was born in April at a zoo in Germany.
Credit: AP/Thanassis Stavrakis
One In Every Crowd
A group of horses face the camera while one decides to do his own thing on a farm in Beckwith, W.Va., June 9, 2005.
Credit: AP/Beckley Newspapers, CL Garvin
Baby On Board
A young Parma wallaby reaches out from his mother's pouch June 9, 2005, at the Kansas City, Mo., Zoo. The joey is the offspring of mother, Dip Stick, and father, Jet. The sex of the joey will be unknown until he, or she, decides to make that final step from the mother's pouch. The joey is about 5 months old.
Credit: AP/The Kansas City Star, F. Blocher
Wolf Little, Wolf Big
A North American white wolf, left, together with an adult wolf, right, is seen at the Berlin Zoo June 10, 2005.
Credit: AP/Fritz Reiss
Eagle In His Arms
Peter Sharpe, a Research Wildlife Ecologist from the Institute for Wildlife Studies, carries a juvenile bald eagle, one of seven hatched at the San Francisco Zoo June 2, 2005, at the Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands, Calif.
A pig peers through the bars in a pen at a research complex in Montmorenci, Ind., March 22, 2005. Purdue University scientists are making progress taming hogs' smell by attacking the source of the problem, namely the feed gobbled up by swine. Their research is a response to growing pressure, from federal regulators, environmentalists and rural residents, on the livestock industry to clean up its act.