Image: Stock-taking at zoo of Duisburg


Animal Tracks: Jan. 8 - 15

From a confident koala to a race between a tortoise and hare, check out this week's round-up of the cutest animals around the globe.

Image: Two men walk past cows in Minkaman, in Awerial county, Lakes state, in South Sudan

On the mooooove

Two men walk past cows in Minkaman, South Sudan on Jan. 13.

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Image: A visitor feeds a giant panda with a snowball at a zoo in Kunming

A frosty treat

A visitor feeds a snowball to a giant panda at a zoo in Kunming, China on Jan. 13.

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Taking the scenic route

An ostrich strays into the empty streets of Bentiu, South Sudan on Jan. 12.

Simon Maina / AFP
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Nothing to see here

A squirrel holding a nut sits on a branch in Sottrum, Germany on Jan. 12.

Ingo Wagner / DPA
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Who will win?

A pet rabbit and a tortoise race in a competition in Sanmenxia in China's Henan province on Jan. 12. Cats and dogs faced off against a menagerie including a rooster and a yellow duck in a race to the finish line on snowy slopes.

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Grrrrrreat playing with you

An Indian worker holds two lion cubs at Patna Zoo in India on Jan. 10.

Aftab Alam Siddiqui / AP
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Image: Stock-taking at zoo of Duisburg

Does this branch make me look fat?

A koala named Vobara sits on a scale at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany during the zoo's annual inventory on Jan. 10.

Jan-philipp Strobel / DPA
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Hello there!

A tree kingfisher perches on a branch in Tel Aviv, Israel on Jan. 10.

Jack Guez / AFP
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Seeing spots

Chimmi the Dalmatian looks at his own reflection before a pedigree dog exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. More than 3,500 dogs competed during the show on Jan. 11 and 12.

Daniel Karmann / DPA
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Lost in thought

A Barbary macaque sits on a wooden railing on Jan. 8 at the Affenberg animal park in Salem, Germany.

Felix Kaestle / DPA
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Image: A bear eats frozen fruits to cool off  in Rio de Janeiro's zoo

Beating the Brazilian heat

A bear eats frozen fruits to cool off in Rio de Janeiro's Zoo on Jan. 8.

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Image: Spring flowers attract bees

Collector of nectar

A bee sits on a flower in the Palm Garden in Frankfurt, Germany on Jan. 8.

Arne Dedert / DPA
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