Seal Kielius plays with a soccer ball in his basin in Kiel, Germany, on June 30.
An 11-month-old king penguin, about to develop its adult plumage, walks at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna on June 30.
Border Collie Aislinn catching a flying disc during a special Frisbee event for dogs in Magdeburg, Germany, on June 29.
Children take part in a horse race during their local celebration of Nadaam, a traditional festival in Mongolia, on June 28.
A butterfly lands on a tourist's face in the "butterfly valley" in Shenyang, China, on June 28.
A cluster of cinnabar moth caterpillars are displayed in a glass jar in a pasture on a farm near Elkton in southwestern Oregon on June 28. The caterpillars are considered beneficial because they feed on toxic ragwort plants. The caterpillars were returned to the wild after being photographed.
Xing Xing, one of two giant pandas from China, walks at the Giant Panda Conservation Center at the National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on June 28. Two pandas arrived in Malaysia on May 21 to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Malaysia and China. The pair will live in the country for the next 10 years.
President Obama pets Sgt. Chesty XIV, official mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps, at the Marine Barracks Evening Parade in Washington on June 27.
Hillary, a 2-year-old bichon frise from China, is groomed during the Thailand International Dog Show in Bangkok on June 26.
Jason McNaughton smiles as he holds his dog Wayne for a photograph at Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck in San Francisco on June 27. Milo's Kitchen, a San Francisco-based pet food company, started its nationwide food truck tour specifically catered to dogs.
A newly born giraffe stays close to her mother at the zoo in Brono, Czech Republic, on June 26. The female calf was born on June 19 and currently stays with his mother Janette in a separate enclosure until she'll join her three siblings and will be presented to the public in July.
Polar bear Giovanna and her 6-month-old twins play in their new outside pool enclosurein Munich, Germany, on June 26. The cubs were born last December.
A 2-week old brown fur seal female looks around at the Wroclaw Zoo in Poland on June 26.
Cookie smiles at New York Animal Care and Control on June 25 in New York.
Pila the cat is photographed at New York Animal Care and Control on June 25 in New York.
A glider joey is wrapped in a blanket at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia, on June 25.
Indah, a 25-year-old white-cheeked gibbon, is shown with her male infant, born June 9 at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Ill. The infant is the third male born to Indah in the last five years. White-cheeked gibbons are critically endangered in their native habitat of Vietnam and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. They are presumed extinct in China.
A dog dressed in the colors of Brazil sits at a Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro on June 23 during a broadcast of a World Cup soccer match between Brazil and Cameroon.
A blue-and-yellow macaw parrot sits in his enclosure in the zoo in Gotha, Germany, on June 22.
One of the Siberiantiger twin cubs explores its enclosure in the zoo in Gotha, Germany, on June 22. The two cubs were born in April.
A newborn Indian rhinoceros stands with his mother, Niki, as she grazes at the Oklahoma City Zoo in Oklahoma City on June 22. The as yet unnamed rhino was born on June 21.