The week in animals

Friday July 20, 2012

  • A spoon-billed sandpiper chick walks past a soft toy at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centre in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, England. The spoon-billed sandpiper is one of the world's rarest birds. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland/PA)

  • White lion cubs are fed by a Zoo keeper in the Yalta Zoo, the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

  • A pair of juvenile elephants are pictured at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

  • An Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jumping from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

  • "Argoun", a three-month-old Amur leopard is pictured during its first time out at the zoo in Mulhouse, eastern France. AFP PHOTO/SEBASTIEN BOZON

  • A baby gorilla lays on its mother Rebecca at the zoo in Frankfurt, western Germany. AFP PHOTO/FREDRIK VON ERICHSEN

  • A diver swimming next to a whale shark during a tagging project in Cendrawasih Bay in the eastern province of Papua, Indonesia. AFP PHOTO

  • Flamingos are pictured on the shores of Lake Bogoria, one of Kenya's Rift Valley Lakes. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • A dog is seen carrying a banner during a protest by Occupy Wall Street activists at Zuccotti Park in New York. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

  • A Hippo is pictured at dusk near the shores of Lake Baringo, one of Kenya's Rift Valley Lakes. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • A herd of endangered Przewalski horses trot across the Takhin Us National Park in the south-west part of Mongolia. REUTERS/Petr Josek

  • Penguins swim at the new launch Polar Adventure at the Ocean Park, a tourist attraction in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • A photographer takes a picture of the two Galapagos giant tortoises during their annual weighing at Riga Zoo. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

  • A couple of rare albino hedgehogs are photographed in a pet shop in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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