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Animal Tracks: Aug. 4  - Aug. 11

A seal comes to the surface, pigs race at a state fair, and more of this week's best animal photos.

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Chimp off the old block

Shiba, a chimpanzee at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, holds her newborn baby on Aug. 10.

Lisa Ridley / AFP
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Cow caress

Emma Leis lays on a cow at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9.

Jim Young / X90065
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When pigs flee

Pigs race at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9.

Jim Young / X90065
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Dog takes catnap

A 29-day-old Labrador puppy sleeps against a tree at a courtyard in Beijing on Aug. 10.

Jason Lee / X01757
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Busy bee

A bee gathers nectar along Skyline Drive in Shenadoah National Park in Virginia on Aug. 9.

Karen Bleier / AFP
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Bright butterfly

An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly flies in Shenadoah National Park in Virginia on Aug. 9.

Karen Bleier / AFP
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Seeing double

A gorilla is reflected in a window at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Sven Hoppe / DPA
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Blooming plumage

A peacock displays his plumage at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Sven Hoppe / DPA
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Rock on

A 9-month-old baby samang, a tailless, black-furred gibbon native to forests in Malaysia and Indonesia's Sumatra province, holds onto a rock during a Hindu ritual ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, on Aug. 9.

Firdia Lisnawati / AP
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Sitting pretty

Parrots look around at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Patrik Stollarz / AFP
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Meerly looking

A meerkat stands and watches visitors at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Patrik Stollarz / AFP
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At the end of their rope

Pig-tailed macaques climb on a rope at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Patrik Stollarz / AFP
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The eyes have it

A snow owl at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Patrik Stollarz / AFP
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On the prowl with a growl

A tiger walks around at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.

Patrik Stollarz / AFP
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Big bad wolf

Chingiz, a male Siberian forest wolf, walks around inside an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia on Aug. 8.

Ilya Naymushin / X01151
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Washing up

Masha, a female raccoon, holds a piece of cloth in a pan with water, placed by zoo employees, at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Russia on Aug. 8.

Ilya Naymushin / X01151
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Teeny turtle

A zoo worker holds a newborn river terrapin on display at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok on Aug. 8. The River Terrapin is one of the most critically endangered turtle species.

Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP
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Lengthy lick

A giraffe licks its face at the Philadelphia Zoo on Aug. 7.

Michael Zorn / Getty Images North America
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National bird

An American bald eagle surveys its surroundings at the Philadelphia Zoo on Aug. 7.

Michael Zorn / Getty Images North America
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Silly seal

A young seal emerges from the water in Friedrichskoog, Germany, on Aug. 7.

Daniel Bockwoldt / DPA
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Leaving the hospital

Crowds of beach goers watch Mitchell, a 65-pound juvenile loggerhead sea turtle, crawl back to the ocean during the release of rehabilitated sea turtles on Aug. 6 in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. The turtle which accidentally swallowed a fishing hook and had it surgically removed by the sea turtle hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.

Richard Ellis / Getty Images North America
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Pampered pachyderms

An elephant keeper sprinkles coconut oil on orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage within Nairobi National Park in Kenya on Aug. 6.

Thomas Mukoya / X90150
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