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Pets & Animals

Animal Tracks: Feb. 29- Mar. 7

From a pretty peacock and Iditarod racers to a newt crossing the road; get your daily cuteness fix with irresistible photos of creatures great and small.


Wild goats

Ibexes roam on a cliff above the Ramon Crater in southern Israel's Negev desert March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)
Amir Cohen / X02077
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The great sled race

Sled dogs look on before hitting the trail at the official re-start of the 40th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Willow, Alaska March 4, 2012. REUTERS/Wayde Carroll (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY SPORT)
Wayde Carroll / X02881
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Cheetah dance

Two young cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) play in their enclosure in the zoo in Neuwied , Germany, Monday March 5, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd/ Tim Schulz)
Tim Schulz / dapd
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Goofy giraffe

A two-week old male giraffe sticks out his tongue in front of his mother 'Ashanti', not seen in the picture during the first contact with the herd of Rothschild giraffes in the Leipzig zoo, central Germany, Monday, March 5, 2012. The still nameless giraffe baby was born in Leipzig, Feb. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Jens Meyer / AP
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Seeing spots

Seven weeks old Java male leopard Arjuna, left, and female leopard Sri Kandi, are pictured during their official presentation at the Tierpark Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Monday, March 5, 2012. The mother of the cubs, Shinta, was born at the Taman Safari park in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Michael Sohn / AP
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Tornado survivors

Donna Jarvis holds Sunshine the cat after finding her following a tornado where several people died, in East Bernstadt, Kentucky March 3, 2012. Rescue teams and residents combed through storm-wrecked towns to assess damage on Saturday from a chain of tornadoes that cut a 1,000-mile swath of destruction from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, as the death toll crept up to at least 37 people. REUTERS/Harrison McClary (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)
Harrison Mcclary / X02619
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Why did the newt cross the road?

A rough-skinned newt pauses while crossing a country road near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, March 3, 2012 The rough-skinned newt produces a particularly potent form of toxin. It's been reported that one rough-skinned newt contains enough toxin to kill 17 people if it were to be evenly divided and eaten. The rough-skinned newt is found in primarily coastal areas of western North America from central California to Alaska. (Credit Image: © Robin Loznak)
Robin Loznak / Robin Loznak
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Pretty peacock

March 2, 2012 - Hamburg, Germany - A Blue Peacock (Pavo cristatus) shows off as it is counted during the annual inventory at the Hagenbeck Zoo. (Credit Image: © Jens Wein/Action Press/
Jens Wein / Action Press
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Newborn goat

epa03129767 A one-day old and still nameless pygmy goat is weighed at Tierpark Hagenbeck in Hamburg, Germany, 02 March 2012. The yearly inventory of animals took place at the zoo earlier the same day. EPA/DANIEL BOCKWOLDT
Daniel Bockwoldt / DPA
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Brisk walk

Horses walk in the snow outside the town of Rzhev, some 200 km (124 miles) west of Moscow, March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter (RUSSIA - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)
Thomas Peter / X02624
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Where the antelope play

The young Situtunga antelope named "Changa" holds a twig in its mouth as it stands next to her mother in their enclosure at the zoo in the western German city of Cologne on March 1, 2012. The antelope, which was born on January 5, 2012 is of the swamp-dwelling type found throughout Central Africa, centering on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cameroon and parts of Southern Sudan as well as in Ghana, Botswana, Zambia, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. AFP PHOTO / OLIVER BERG GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read OLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images)
Oliver Berg / DPA
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Dapper doggie

Nikida, a Yorkshire terrier, waits in the grooming area at the Okaloosa Kennel Club dog show on Thursday, March 1, 2012 in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Nick Tomecek)
Nick Tomecek / Northwest Florida Daily News
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Fine feathered friend

An anhinga dries its feathers in the sun at the PGA National gold course during the first round of the Honda Classic golf tournament in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Thursday, March 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Lynne Sladky / AP
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Snow dog

Luna, a black lab mix, frolics in the snow in East Derry, N.H., Thursday March 1, 2012. New Hampshire is expected to receive about a foot of snow from a winter storm. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Charles Krupa / AP
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Turtle release

Baby turtles make their way into the ocean upon their release during a campaign to save sea turtles on Lampuuk beach in Aceh Besar, Indonesia, Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. Sea turtles in Indonesia have long suffered from poaching for their meat, fat, shells and eggs. (AP Photo/Heri Juanda)
Heri Juanda / AP
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Elephant stroll

Two white elephants stand near a pond as they bathe at an elephant camp near Uppatasanti Pagoda in Myanmar's new capital city Naypyitaw March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
Soe Zeya Tun / X02594
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Sandy seal

epa03128094 A gray seal howler is pictured at the beach of the island of Heligoland, Germany, 29 February 2012. Blaedel has found the seal howler and took it to the seal breeding station Norddeich. EPA/Christian Charisius
Christian Charisius / DPA
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