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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.
Chimp off the old block
Shiba, a chimpanzee at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, holds her newborn baby on Aug. 10.
Emma Leis lays on a cow at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9.
When pigs flee
Pigs race at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 9.
Dog takes catnap
A 29-day-old Labrador puppy sleeps against a tree at a courtyard in Beijing on Aug. 10.
A bee gathers nectar along Skyline Drive in Shenadoah National Park in Virginia on Aug. 9.
An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly flies in Shenadoah National Park in Virginia on Aug. 9.
A gorilla is reflected in a window at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 8.
A peacock displays his plumage at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Germany, on Aug. 8.
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.
Parrots look around at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
A meerkat stands and watches visitors at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
At the end of their rope
Pig-tailed macaques climb on a rope at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
The eyes have it
A snow owl at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
On the prowl with a growl
A tiger walks around at the ZOOM zoo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Aug. 8.
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.
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.
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.
A giraffe licks its face at the Philadelphia Zoo on Aug. 7.
An American bald eagle surveys its surroundings at the Philadelphia Zoo on Aug. 7.
A young seal emerges from the water in Friedrichskoog, Germany, on Aug. 7.
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.
An elephant keeper sprinkles coconut oil on orphaned elephants at the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage within Nairobi National Park in Kenya on Aug. 6.
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