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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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