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    The Week in Pictures: Animals March 10 – March 15 2013


    All pictures are presented in high resolution. To see Hi-Res images – just TWICE click on any picture. In other words, click small picture – opens the BIG picture. Click BIG picture – opens VERY BIG picture (if available; this principle works anywhere on the site AvaxNews).


    The squirrel steals food from a bird's feeding trough in Bargteheide, Germany, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Markus Scholz/AFP Photo)


    The squirrel steals food from a bird's feeding trough in Bargteheide, Germany, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Markus Scholz/AFP Photo)




    A man rides a horse during a parade on Hungary's National Day in Targu Secuiesc (250km north of Bucharest) on March 15, 2013. Thousands of ethnic Hungarians from the central Transylvanian region of Romania gather in a celebration in Targu Secuiesc to mark the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)


    A man rides a horse during a parade on Hungary's National Day in Targu Secuiesc (250km north of Bucharest) on March 15, 2013. Thousands of ethnic Hungarians from the central Transylvanian region of Romania gather in a celebration in Targu Secuiesc to mark the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)




    Sheep look for grazing in the snow covered fields, Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow, UK, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Garry O'Neill)


    Sheep look for grazing in the snow covered fields, Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow, UK, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Garry O'Neill)




    A horse standing on a snowy paddock sticks out its tongue in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)


    A horse standing on a snowy paddock sticks out its tongue in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)




    A dog runs on St Peter's square on March 14, 2013 at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the same day his first mass as pontiff in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him the day before. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)


    A dog runs on St Peter's square on March 14, 2013 at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the same day his first mass as pontiff in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him the day before. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)




    A Chinese woman stands along a road with her dog at a residential community in Beijing on March 11, 2013. Regulations in Beijing and other major Chinese cities ban residents from keeping large dogs in downtown areas, but rules are sometimes flouted. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)


    A Chinese woman stands along a road with her dog at a residential community in Beijing on March 11, 2013. Regulations in Beijing and other major Chinese cities ban residents from keeping large dogs in downtown areas, but rules are sometimes flouted. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)




    Kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, holds her three months old baby as they rest at the Zoo in Prague, March 15, 2013. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)


    Kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, holds her three months old baby as they rest at the Zoo in Prague, March 15, 2013. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)




    Two-week-old Wesa, the first California condor chick hatched this season at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, cuddles with a condor puppet, on March 12, 2013. According to her keepers, Wesa has quite the appetite – she’s eating up to 15 mice daily. (Photo by Ken Bohn/AFP Photo/San Diego Zoo)


    Two-week-old Wesa, the first California condor chick hatched this season at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, cuddles with a condor puppet, on March 12, 2013. According to her keepers, Wesa has quite the appetite – she’s eating up to 15 mice daily. (Photo by Ken Bohn/AFP Photo/San Diego Zoo)




    An adult Bald Eage arrives at its nest at Lake Lochloosa in Alachua County, Florida, with a large fish for its baby, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Phil Sandlin/Associated Press)


    An adult Bald Eage arrives at its nest at Lake Lochloosa in Alachua County, Florida, with a large fish for its baby, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Phil Sandlin/Associated Press)




    A musher drives a dog team towards the Koyuk checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)


    A musher drives a dog team towards the Koyuk checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)




    Giraffes play [twisting] his necks in the National Park of Nairóbi, Kenya, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)


    Giraffes play [twisting] his necks in the National Park of Nairóbi, Kenya, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)




    Young whale shark (Rhincodon typus) comes nearer to the boat on Tan-awan beach, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, on March 12, 2013. Tan-awan used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Now, they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. (Photo by David Loh/Reuters)


    Young whale shark (Rhincodon typus) comes nearer to the boat on Tan-awan beach, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, on March 12, 2013. Tan-awan used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Now, they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. (Photo by David Loh/Reuters)




    A horse is pictured in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany on March 12, 2013. Winter came back to wide parts of the country, bringing snow and cold temperatures. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)


    A horse is pictured in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany on March 12, 2013. Winter came back to wide parts of the country, bringing snow and cold temperatures. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)




    Billy and Taffy, Whipsnade Zoo's ring-tailed lemur twins, with one of their presents during a photocall to celebrate their 25th birthday, March 13, 2013. Billy and Taffy are thought to be the oldest lemur twins in the world. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)


    Billy and Taffy, Whipsnade Zoo's ring-tailed lemur twins, with one of their presents during a photocall to celebrate their 25th birthday, March 13, 2013. Billy and Taffy are thought to be the oldest lemur twins in the world. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)




    Tian Tian the Panda plays in the snow at Edinburgh Zoo on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)


    Tian Tian the Panda plays in the snow at Edinburgh Zoo on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)




    Giraffe pictured at the announcement of SECAD's investment in the new Animal Care and Conservation Centre at Fota Wildlife Park, UK, on March 11, 2013. Ten jobs will be created as a result of the development at Fota Wildlife Centre, and works are due to be completed at August 2013. (Photo by Clare Keogh)


    Giraffe pictured at the announcement of SECAD's investment in the new Animal Care and Conservation Centre at Fota Wildlife Park, UK, on March 11, 2013. Ten jobs will be created as a result of the development at Fota Wildlife Centre, and works are due to be completed at August 2013. (Photo by Clare Keogh)




    Jockey Danny Fitzsimons parts comapny with Surprise Witness, UK, on March 9, 2013. Thankfully both were ok afterwards. (Photo by Healy Racing)


    Jockey Danny Fitzsimons parts comapny with Surprise Witness, UK, on March 9, 2013. Thankfully both were ok afterwards. (Photo by Healy Racing)




    A young Malayan male tapir (Tapirus indicus) stands in the enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday March 10, 2013. The tapir was born on February 9 and has no name yet. (Photo by Jens Meyer/AP Photo)


    A young Malayan male tapir (Tapirus indicus) stands in the enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday March 10, 2013. The tapir was born on February 9 and has no name yet. (Photo by Jens Meyer/AP Photo)




    River Safari keepers gently release a 4-month old baby female manatee named Mini, into a holding pool in Singapore, on March 13, 2013. The Singapore Zoo is home to 11 manatees in the newly completed Singapore River Safari. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)


    River Safari keepers gently release a 4-month old baby female manatee named Mini, into a holding pool in Singapore, on March 13, 2013. The Singapore Zoo is home to 11 manatees in the newly completed Singapore River Safari. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)




    Tons of dead fish float on the waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, beside the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 13, 2013. Rio de Janeiro officials are assuring fans that the lagoon that will be used for Olympic rowing events in 2016 is [normally picturesque], but it sure doesn’t look that way now. The Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon was a sea of dead fish earlier this week when algae choked off the lagoon’s oxygen supply, killing 80 tons of yellowtail, catfish, tilapia and sea bass (RIP delicious fish). The algae problem was due to heavy rains which flooded the area with rotting algae. It took municipal officials 48 hours to clear out the dead fish; they’ve had experience before as this problem happens occasionally due to weather or pollution. (Photo by Gabriel de Paiva/Agência O Globo)


    Tons of dead fish float on the waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, beside the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 13, 2013. Rio de Janeiro officials are assuring fans that the lagoon that will be used for Olympic rowing events in 2016 is [normally picturesque], but it sure doesn’t look that way now. The Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon was a sea of dead fish earlier this week when algae choked off the lagoon’s oxygen supply, killing 80 tons of yellowtail, catfish, tilapia and sea bass (RIP delicious fish). The algae problem was due to heavy rains which flooded the area with rotting algae. It took municipal officials 48 hours to clear out the dead fish; they’ve had experience before as this problem happens occasionally due to weather or pollution. (Photo by Gabriel de Paiva/Agência O Globo)




    Workers collect dead pigs to deliver to a bio-safety disposal facility in Jiaxing, China, on March 13, 2013. Almost 6,000 dead pigs have been found floating in a river there. The surge in the dumping of dead pigs from farms has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs. (Photo by Associted Press)


    Workers collect dead pigs to deliver to a bio-safety disposal facility in Jiaxing, China, on March 13, 2013. Almost 6,000 dead pigs have been found floating in a river there. The surge in the dumping of dead pigs from farms has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs. (Photo by Associted Press)




    A pelican skims over eight manatees swimming in a Florida Keys boat basin in Marathon, Florida, on March 10, 2013. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)


    A pelican skims over eight manatees swimming in a Florida Keys boat basin in Marathon, Florida, on March 10, 2013. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)




    The head of the Mandrill horde yawns at the Africa house of the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Matthias Hiekel/Associated Press)


    The head of the Mandrill horde yawns at the Africa house of the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Matthias Hiekel/Associated Press)




    A member of the faithful feeds pigeons at the St. Peter's Legio Maria Manyatta church in the western town of Kisumu, 350km (218 miles) from the capital Nairobi, March 10, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)


    A member of the faithful feeds pigeons at the St. Peter's Legio Maria Manyatta church in the western town of Kisumu, 350km (218 miles) from the capital Nairobi, March 10, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)




    Starluck covered in mud after the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, UK, on March 15, 2013. (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)


    Starluck covered in mud after the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, UK, on March 15, 2013. (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)




    A dog performs a jump during the agility competition on March 10, 2013, the fourth day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)


    A dog performs a jump during the agility competition on March 10, 2013, the fourth day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)




    A 6-week-old meerkat pup walks through the grass in its enclosure on March 11, 2013 at the Oakland Zoo in California. The Oakland Zoo is welcoming three 6-week-old meerkat pups to its current mob, or clan, of meerkats. The new pups are named Ayo, Rufaro and Nandi. (Photo by Justin Sullivan)


    A 6-week-old meerkat pup walks through the grass in its enclosure on March 11, 2013 at the Oakland Zoo in California. The Oakland Zoo is welcoming three 6-week-old meerkat pups to its current mob, or clan, of meerkats. The new pups are named Ayo, Rufaro and Nandi. (Photo by Justin Sullivan)




    Aluna, a baby Dik-dik, walks across a computer keyboard in the office of Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals at Chester Zoo, in England on March 12, 2013. The miniature antelope which is only 8 inches tall is being hand reared by the Zoo after failing to bond with its mother. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


    Aluna, a baby Dik-dik, walks across a computer keyboard in the office of Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals at Chester Zoo, in England on March 12, 2013. The miniature antelope which is only 8 inches tall is being hand reared by the Zoo after failing to bond with its mother. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)




    A hairless guinea pig called Mumps is presented at the international pet show in Lublin, Poland on March 10. 2013. (Photo by Wojciech Pacewicz/EPA)


    A hairless guinea pig called Mumps is presented at the international pet show in Lublin, Poland on March 10. 2013. (Photo by Wojciech Pacewicz/EPA)


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The Week in Pictures: Animals March 10 – March 15 2013


All pictures are presented in high resolution. To see Hi-Res images – just TWICE click on any picture. In other words, click small picture – opens the BIG picture. Click BIG picture – opens VERY BIG picture (if available; this principle works anywhere on the site AvaxNews).


The squirrel steals food from a bird's feeding trough in Bargteheide, Germany, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Markus Scholz/AFP Photo)


The squirrel steals food from a bird's feeding trough in Bargteheide, Germany, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Markus Scholz/AFP Photo)




A man rides a horse during a parade on Hungary's National Day in Targu Secuiesc (250km north of Bucharest) on March 15, 2013. Thousands of ethnic Hungarians from the central Transylvanian region of Romania gather in a celebration in Targu Secuiesc to mark the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)


A man rides a horse during a parade on Hungary's National Day in Targu Secuiesc (250km north of Bucharest) on March 15, 2013. Thousands of ethnic Hungarians from the central Transylvanian region of Romania gather in a celebration in Targu Secuiesc to mark the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. (Photo by Daniel Mihailescu/AFP Photo)




Sheep look for grazing in the snow covered fields, Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow, UK, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Garry O'Neill)


Sheep look for grazing in the snow covered fields, Ballyknockan, Co Wicklow, UK, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Garry O'Neill)




A horse standing on a snowy paddock sticks out its tongue in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)


A horse standing on a snowy paddock sticks out its tongue in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)




A dog runs on St Peter's square on March 14, 2013 at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the same day his first mass as pontiff in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him the day before. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)


A dog runs on St Peter's square on March 14, 2013 at the Vatican. Pope Francis celebrated the same day his first mass as pontiff in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals who elected him the day before. (Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP Photo)




A Chinese woman stands along a road with her dog at a residential community in Beijing on March 11, 2013. Regulations in Beijing and other major Chinese cities ban residents from keeping large dogs in downtown areas, but rules are sometimes flouted. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)


A Chinese woman stands along a road with her dog at a residential community in Beijing on March 11, 2013. Regulations in Beijing and other major Chinese cities ban residents from keeping large dogs in downtown areas, but rules are sometimes flouted. (Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP Photo)




Kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, holds her three months old baby as they rest at the Zoo in Prague, March 15, 2013. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)


Kijivu, a western lowland gorilla, holds her three months old baby as they rest at the Zoo in Prague, March 15, 2013. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)




Two-week-old Wesa, the first California condor chick hatched this season at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, cuddles with a condor puppet, on March 12, 2013. According to her keepers, Wesa has quite the appetite – she’s eating up to 15 mice daily. (Photo by Ken Bohn/AFP Photo/San Diego Zoo)


Two-week-old Wesa, the first California condor chick hatched this season at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, cuddles with a condor puppet, on March 12, 2013. According to her keepers, Wesa has quite the appetite – she’s eating up to 15 mice daily. (Photo by Ken Bohn/AFP Photo/San Diego Zoo)




An adult Bald Eage arrives at its nest at Lake Lochloosa in Alachua County, Florida, with a large fish for its baby, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Phil Sandlin/Associated Press)


An adult Bald Eage arrives at its nest at Lake Lochloosa in Alachua County, Florida, with a large fish for its baby, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Phil Sandlin/Associated Press)




A musher drives a dog team towards the Koyuk checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)


A musher drives a dog team towards the Koyuk checkpoint in Alaska during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Bill Roth/The Anchorage Daily News)




Giraffes play [twisting] his necks in the National Park of Nairóbi, Kenya, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)


Giraffes play [twisting] his necks in the National Park of Nairóbi, Kenya, on March 11, 2013. (Photo by Marko Djurica/Reuters)




Young whale shark (Rhincodon typus) comes nearer to the boat on Tan-awan beach, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, on March 12, 2013. Tan-awan used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Now, they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. (Photo by David Loh/Reuters)


Young whale shark (Rhincodon typus) comes nearer to the boat on Tan-awan beach, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, on March 12, 2013. Tan-awan used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Now, they flock there by the hundreds – to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. (Photo by David Loh/Reuters)




A horse is pictured in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany on March 12, 2013. Winter came back to wide parts of the country, bringing snow and cold temperatures. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)


A horse is pictured in Wilkenburg near Hanover, Germany on March 12, 2013. Winter came back to wide parts of the country, bringing snow and cold temperatures. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/AFP Photo)




Billy and Taffy, Whipsnade Zoo's ring-tailed lemur twins, with one of their presents during a photocall to celebrate their 25th birthday, March 13, 2013. Billy and Taffy are thought to be the oldest lemur twins in the world. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)


Billy and Taffy, Whipsnade Zoo's ring-tailed lemur twins, with one of their presents during a photocall to celebrate their 25th birthday, March 13, 2013. Billy and Taffy are thought to be the oldest lemur twins in the world. (Photo by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)




Tian Tian the Panda plays in the snow at Edinburgh Zoo on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)


Tian Tian the Panda plays in the snow at Edinburgh Zoo on Monday, March 11, 2013. (Photo by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)




Giraffe pictured at the announcement of SECAD's investment in the new Animal Care and Conservation Centre at Fota Wildlife Park, UK, on March 11, 2013. Ten jobs will be created as a result of the development at Fota Wildlife Centre, and works are due to be completed at August 2013. (Photo by Clare Keogh)


Giraffe pictured at the announcement of SECAD's investment in the new Animal Care and Conservation Centre at Fota Wildlife Park, UK, on March 11, 2013. Ten jobs will be created as a result of the development at Fota Wildlife Centre, and works are due to be completed at August 2013. (Photo by Clare Keogh)




Jockey Danny Fitzsimons parts comapny with Surprise Witness, UK, on March 9, 2013. Thankfully both were ok afterwards. (Photo by Healy Racing)


Jockey Danny Fitzsimons parts comapny with Surprise Witness, UK, on March 9, 2013. Thankfully both were ok afterwards. (Photo by Healy Racing)




A young Malayan male tapir (Tapirus indicus) stands in the enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday March 10, 2013. The tapir was born on February 9 and has no name yet. (Photo by Jens Meyer/AP Photo)


A young Malayan male tapir (Tapirus indicus) stands in the enclosure in the zoo in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday March 10, 2013. The tapir was born on February 9 and has no name yet. (Photo by Jens Meyer/AP Photo)




River Safari keepers gently release a 4-month old baby female manatee named Mini, into a holding pool in Singapore, on March 13, 2013. The Singapore Zoo is home to 11 manatees in the newly completed Singapore River Safari. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)


River Safari keepers gently release a 4-month old baby female manatee named Mini, into a holding pool in Singapore, on March 13, 2013. The Singapore Zoo is home to 11 manatees in the newly completed Singapore River Safari. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/Associated Press)




Tons of dead fish float on the waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, beside the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 13, 2013. Rio de Janeiro officials are assuring fans that the lagoon that will be used for Olympic rowing events in 2016 is [normally picturesque], but it sure doesn’t look that way now. The Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon was a sea of dead fish earlier this week when algae choked off the lagoon’s oxygen supply, killing 80 tons of yellowtail, catfish, tilapia and sea bass (RIP delicious fish). The algae problem was due to heavy rains which flooded the area with rotting algae. It took municipal officials 48 hours to clear out the dead fish; they’ve had experience before as this problem happens occasionally due to weather or pollution. (Photo by Gabriel de Paiva/Agência O Globo)


Tons of dead fish float on the waters of the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, beside the Corcovado mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on March 13, 2013. Rio de Janeiro officials are assuring fans that the lagoon that will be used for Olympic rowing events in 2016 is [normally picturesque], but it sure doesn’t look that way now. The Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon was a sea of dead fish earlier this week when algae choked off the lagoon’s oxygen supply, killing 80 tons of yellowtail, catfish, tilapia and sea bass (RIP delicious fish). The algae problem was due to heavy rains which flooded the area with rotting algae. It took municipal officials 48 hours to clear out the dead fish; they’ve had experience before as this problem happens occasionally due to weather or pollution. (Photo by Gabriel de Paiva/Agência O Globo)




Workers collect dead pigs to deliver to a bio-safety disposal facility in Jiaxing, China, on March 13, 2013. Almost 6,000 dead pigs have been found floating in a river there. The surge in the dumping of dead pigs from farms has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs. (Photo by Associted Press)


Workers collect dead pigs to deliver to a bio-safety disposal facility in Jiaxing, China, on March 13, 2013. Almost 6,000 dead pigs have been found floating in a river there. The surge in the dumping of dead pigs from farms has followed police campaigns to curb the illicit trade of pork products harvested from diseased pigs. (Photo by Associted Press)




A pelican skims over eight manatees swimming in a Florida Keys boat basin in Marathon, Florida, on March 10, 2013. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)


A pelican skims over eight manatees swimming in a Florida Keys boat basin in Marathon, Florida, on March 10, 2013. (Photo by Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau)




The head of the Mandrill horde yawns at the Africa house of the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Matthias Hiekel/Associated Press)


The head of the Mandrill horde yawns at the Africa house of the zoo in Dresden, Germany, on March 12, 2013. (Photo by Matthias Hiekel/Associated Press)




A member of the faithful feeds pigeons at the St. Peter's Legio Maria Manyatta church in the western town of Kisumu, 350km (218 miles) from the capital Nairobi, March 10, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)


A member of the faithful feeds pigeons at the St. Peter's Legio Maria Manyatta church in the western town of Kisumu, 350km (218 miles) from the capital Nairobi, March 10, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)




Starluck covered in mud after the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, UK, on March 15, 2013. (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)


Starluck covered in mud after the Vincent O'Brien County Handicap Hurdle during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Day on Day Four of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire, UK, on March 15, 2013. (Photo by David Davies/PA Wire)




A dog performs a jump during the agility competition on March 10, 2013, the fourth day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)


A dog performs a jump during the agility competition on March 10, 2013, the fourth day of the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)




A 6-week-old meerkat pup walks through the grass in its enclosure on March 11, 2013 at the Oakland Zoo in California. The Oakland Zoo is welcoming three 6-week-old meerkat pups to its current mob, or clan, of meerkats. The new pups are named Ayo, Rufaro and Nandi. (Photo by Justin Sullivan)


A 6-week-old meerkat pup walks through the grass in its enclosure on March 11, 2013 at the Oakland Zoo in California. The Oakland Zoo is welcoming three 6-week-old meerkat pups to its current mob, or clan, of meerkats. The new pups are named Ayo, Rufaro and Nandi. (Photo by Justin Sullivan)




Aluna, a baby Dik-dik, walks across a computer keyboard in the office of Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals at Chester Zoo, in England on March 12, 2013. The miniature antelope which is only 8 inches tall is being hand reared by the Zoo after failing to bond with its mother. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)


Aluna, a baby Dik-dik, walks across a computer keyboard in the office of Tim Rowlands, curator of mammals at Chester Zoo, in England on March 12, 2013. The miniature antelope which is only 8 inches tall is being hand reared by the Zoo after failing to bond with its mother. (Photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)




A hairless guinea pig called Mumps is presented at the international pet show in Lublin, Poland on March 10. 2013. (Photo by Wojciech Pacewicz/EPA)


A hairless guinea pig called Mumps is presented at the international pet show in Lublin, Poland on March 10. 2013. (Photo by Wojciech Pacewicz/EPA)


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