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    The Week in Pictures: Animals July 12 – July 19 2013


    Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf (C) is seen next to its parents six-year-old father Buddy (L) and eleven-year old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo July 16, 2013. The baby giraffe, still without a name, was one meter (3.2 feet) tall and weighed 85 kilos (187 pounds) when it was born, and the zoo launched a contest amongst children to find a name for it. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


    Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf (C) is seen next to its parents six-year-old father Buddy (L) and eleven-year old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo July 16, 2013. The baby giraffe, still without a name, was one meter (3.2 feet) tall and weighed 85 kilos (187 pounds) when it was born, and the zoo launched a contest amongst children to find a name for it. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)




    Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas flips a calf in the tie-down roping event during the finals of the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 14, 2013. (Photo by Todd Korol/Reuters)


    Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas flips a calf in the tie-down roping event during the finals of the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 14, 2013. (Photo by Todd Korol/Reuters)




    Pedestrians look at tropical fish displayed in a fish tank in the window of Sony's showroom in Tokyo's Ginza fashion district on July 19, 2013. Some 870 tropical fish, brought in from the waters around Japan's southern island of Okinawa, are displayed in the tank through September 1. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP Photo)


    Pedestrians look at tropical fish displayed in a fish tank in the window of Sony's showroom in Tokyo's Ginza fashion district on July 19, 2013. Some 870 tropical fish, brought in from the waters around Japan's southern island of Okinawa, are displayed in the tank through September 1. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP Photo)




    A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. (Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP Photo)


    A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. (Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP Photo)




    A two-day old unnamed hippopotamus stands behind its 22-year old mother Helvetia at an enclosure at the Zoo in Basel July 19, 2013. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)


    A two-day old unnamed hippopotamus stands behind its 22-year old mother Helvetia at an enclosure at the Zoo in Basel July 19, 2013. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)




    Pygmy hippo calf Georgina, takes a dip in her outside pool for the first time in her paddock at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire on July 16, 2013. With less than 3,000 pygmy hippos left, Georgina is an important addition to the European Endangered species Programme (EEP), and for the conservation of pygmy hippo's worldwide. (Photo by Chris Radburn/PA Wire)


    Pygmy hippo calf Georgina, takes a dip in her outside pool for the first time in her paddock at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire on July 16, 2013. With less than 3,000 pygmy hippos left, Georgina is an important addition to the European Endangered species Programme (EEP), and for the conservation of pygmy hippo's worldwide. (Photo by Chris Radburn/PA Wire)




    Participants try to catch ducks in a muddy field, during a competition at a park in Daishan county, Zhejiang province, on July 17, 2013. The competition is part of a sea mud carnival held by the local tourism organization. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    Participants try to catch ducks in a muddy field, during a competition at a park in Daishan county, Zhejiang province, on July 17, 2013. The competition is part of a sea mud carnival held by the local tourism organization. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    Genetically engineered Pterophyllum Scalara fish glow in a tank under a black light while being displayed at the 2013 Bio Expo in Taipei, on July 18, 2013. (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters)


    Genetically engineered Pterophyllum Scalara fish glow in a tank under a black light while being displayed at the 2013 Bio Expo in Taipei, on July 18, 2013. (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters)




    A lioness carries one of her two lion cubs, a male and a female, as they are presented to the public for the first time in Copenhagen Zoo on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The two lion cubs were born on June 6. (Photo by Marcus Trappaud Bjoern/AP Photo/Polfoto)


    A lioness carries one of her two lion cubs, a male and a female, as they are presented to the public for the first time in Copenhagen Zoo on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The two lion cubs were born on June 6. (Photo by Marcus Trappaud Bjoern/AP Photo/Polfoto)




    A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by Koi at a wildlife park in Hefei, China, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


    A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by Koi at a wildlife park in Hefei, China, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




    Wild sparrows are being fed by hand in Ueno park in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Photo by Azusa Uchikura/AP Photo)


    Wild sparrows are being fed by hand in Ueno park in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Photo by Azusa Uchikura/AP Photo)




    Stingray carcasses litter the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays. Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo says witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren't able to get a good price for them. Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants. (Photo by Felix Marquez/AP Photo)


    Stingray carcasses litter the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays. Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo says witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren't able to get a good price for them. Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants. (Photo by Felix Marquez/AP Photo)




    Orangutan caretaker bottle-feeding one year old infant in the humid Borneo rainforest, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Suzi Eszterhas/Minden/Solent)


    Orangutan caretaker bottle-feeding one year old infant in the humid Borneo rainforest, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Suzi Eszterhas/Minden/Solent)




    A snail crawls on the forehead of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in central Tokyo, on July 17, 2013. The salon charges $110 for a five-minute session with the snails as an optional add-on for customers who apply for a [Celeb Escargot Course], an hour-long treatment routine of massages and facials based on products made from snail slime that is believed to make one's skin supple as well as remove dry and scaly patches. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)


    A snail crawls on the forehead of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in central Tokyo, on July 17, 2013. The salon charges $110 for a five-minute session with the snails as an optional add-on for customers who apply for a [Celeb Escargot Course], an hour-long treatment routine of massages and facials based on products made from snail slime that is believed to make one's skin supple as well as remove dry and scaly patches. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)




    Clark County Animal Control officer Patrick Higbie coaxes a small dog with food in Vancouver, Washington, on July 15, 2013. The owner of the home, Barry Klettke, became aware of the stranded dog on his roof after his dog, Bella, alerted him while heading out for a walk. [I hope someone calls in], said Klettke about finding a good home or the owner of the dog. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)


    Clark County Animal Control officer Patrick Higbie coaxes a small dog with food in Vancouver, Washington, on July 15, 2013. The owner of the home, Barry Klettke, became aware of the stranded dog on his roof after his dog, Bella, alerted him while heading out for a walk. [I hope someone calls in], said Klettke about finding a good home or the owner of the dog. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)




    This little unnamed tapir enjoys the sunshine with his family, Dublin Zoo, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/HotSpot Media)


    This little unnamed tapir enjoys the sunshine with his family, Dublin Zoo, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/HotSpot Media)




    A lion walks past a queue of cars in Nairobi National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP Photo)


    A lion walks past a queue of cars in Nairobi National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP Photo)




    A cute owlet gives his father a peck in Droitwich, England, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Sylwia Domaradzka/Barcroft Media)


    A cute owlet gives his father a peck in Droitwich, England, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Sylwia Domaradzka/Barcroft Media)




    This lucky impala was the centre of attention at a national park as seven birds perched on its back at Kruger National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Richard Du Toit/Minden Pictures/Solent)


    This lucky impala was the centre of attention at a national park as seven birds perched on its back at Kruger National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Richard Du Toit/Minden Pictures/Solent)




    Two wild horses go 12 rounds against each other at Californias Yosemite National Park, on July 17, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


    Two wild horses go 12 rounds against each other at Californias Yosemite National Park, on July 17, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)




    A recently born panda cub of giant panda Yuan Yuan at Taipei Zoo in Taipei, on July 19, 2013. The public will have to wait three months to catch a glimpse of the first panda born in Taiwan, officials said after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China. (Photo by AFP Photo/Getty Images)


    A recently born panda cub of giant panda Yuan Yuan at Taipei Zoo in Taipei, on July 19, 2013. The public will have to wait three months to catch a glimpse of the first panda born in Taiwan, officials said after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China. (Photo by AFP Photo/Getty Images)




    A sword-billed hummingbird, left, and a chestnut-breasted coronet battle over a hummingbird feeder near Papallacta, Ecuador, on July 14, 2013. (Photo by Nate Chappell/Barcroft Media)


    A sword-billed hummingbird, left, and a chestnut-breasted coronet battle over a hummingbird feeder near Papallacta, Ecuador, on July 14, 2013. (Photo by Nate Chappell/Barcroft Media)




    Three very colouful alpacas enjoy the hot weather at Toft Farm, Rugby, on July 19, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


    Three very colouful alpacas enjoy the hot weather at Toft Farm, Rugby, on July 19, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




    Hudson, a polar bear, cools down by playing with a block of ice during a swim in his enclosure at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, on July 19, 2013. A heat wave continues to grip much of the country. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


    Hudson, a polar bear, cools down by playing with a block of ice during a swim in his enclosure at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, on July 19, 2013. A heat wave continues to grip much of the country. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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The Week in Pictures: Animals July 12 – July 19 2013


Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf (C) is seen next to its parents six-year-old father Buddy (L) and eleven-year old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo July 16, 2013. The baby giraffe, still without a name, was one meter (3.2 feet) tall and weighed 85 kilos (187 pounds) when it was born, and the zoo launched a contest amongst children to find a name for it. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)


Six-day-old newly born giraffe calf (C) is seen next to its parents six-year-old father Buddy (L) and eleven-year old mother Jacky at their enclosure in Buenos Aires' zoo July 16, 2013. The baby giraffe, still without a name, was one meter (3.2 feet) tall and weighed 85 kilos (187 pounds) when it was born, and the zoo launched a contest amongst children to find a name for it. (Photo by Enrique Marcarian/Reuters)




Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas flips a calf in the tie-down roping event during the finals of the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 14, 2013. (Photo by Todd Korol/Reuters)


Cory Solomon of Prairie View, Texas flips a calf in the tie-down roping event during the finals of the 101st Calgary Stampede rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 14, 2013. (Photo by Todd Korol/Reuters)




Pedestrians look at tropical fish displayed in a fish tank in the window of Sony's showroom in Tokyo's Ginza fashion district on July 19, 2013. Some 870 tropical fish, brought in from the waters around Japan's southern island of Okinawa, are displayed in the tank through September 1. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP Photo)


Pedestrians look at tropical fish displayed in a fish tank in the window of Sony's showroom in Tokyo's Ginza fashion district on July 19, 2013. Some 870 tropical fish, brought in from the waters around Japan's southern island of Okinawa, are displayed in the tank through September 1. (Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP Photo)




A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. (Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP Photo)


A Humpback whale jumps to the surface of the Pacific Ocean at the Uramba Bahia Malaga natural park in Colombia, on July 16, 2013. Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) migrate annually from the Antarctic Peninsula to peek into the Colombian Pacific Ocean coast, with an approximate distance of 8,500 km, to give birth and nurse their young. Humpback whales have a life cycle of 50 years or so and are about 18 meters long. (Photo by Luis Robayo/AFP Photo)




A two-day old unnamed hippopotamus stands behind its 22-year old mother Helvetia at an enclosure at the Zoo in Basel July 19, 2013. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)


A two-day old unnamed hippopotamus stands behind its 22-year old mother Helvetia at an enclosure at the Zoo in Basel July 19, 2013. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters)




Pygmy hippo calf Georgina, takes a dip in her outside pool for the first time in her paddock at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire on July 16, 2013. With less than 3,000 pygmy hippos left, Georgina is an important addition to the European Endangered species Programme (EEP), and for the conservation of pygmy hippo's worldwide. (Photo by Chris Radburn/PA Wire)


Pygmy hippo calf Georgina, takes a dip in her outside pool for the first time in her paddock at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire on July 16, 2013. With less than 3,000 pygmy hippos left, Georgina is an important addition to the European Endangered species Programme (EEP), and for the conservation of pygmy hippo's worldwide. (Photo by Chris Radburn/PA Wire)




Participants try to catch ducks in a muddy field, during a competition at a park in Daishan county, Zhejiang province, on July 17, 2013. The competition is part of a sea mud carnival held by the local tourism organization. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


Participants try to catch ducks in a muddy field, during a competition at a park in Daishan county, Zhejiang province, on July 17, 2013. The competition is part of a sea mud carnival held by the local tourism organization. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




Genetically engineered Pterophyllum Scalara fish glow in a tank under a black light while being displayed at the 2013 Bio Expo in Taipei, on July 18, 2013. (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters)


Genetically engineered Pterophyllum Scalara fish glow in a tank under a black light while being displayed at the 2013 Bio Expo in Taipei, on July 18, 2013. (Photo by Pichi Chuang/Reuters)




A lioness carries one of her two lion cubs, a male and a female, as they are presented to the public for the first time in Copenhagen Zoo on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The two lion cubs were born on June 6. (Photo by Marcus Trappaud Bjoern/AP Photo/Polfoto)


A lioness carries one of her two lion cubs, a male and a female, as they are presented to the public for the first time in Copenhagen Zoo on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The two lion cubs were born on June 6. (Photo by Marcus Trappaud Bjoern/AP Photo/Polfoto)




A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by Koi at a wildlife park in Hefei, China, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)


A monkey plays in a pond surrounded by Koi at a wildlife park in Hefei, China, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Reuters)




Wild sparrows are being fed by hand in Ueno park in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Photo by Azusa Uchikura/AP Photo)


Wild sparrows are being fed by hand in Ueno park in Tokyo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (Photo by Azusa Uchikura/AP Photo)




Stingray carcasses litter the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays. Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo says witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren't able to get a good price for them. Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants. (Photo by Felix Marquez/AP Photo)


Stingray carcasses litter the shore of the Chachalacas beach near the town of Ursulo Galvan on Mexico's Gulf Coast, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays. Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo says witnesses told authorities fishermen dumped the stingrays on the beach because they weren't able to get a good price for them. Chopped stingray wings are commonly served as snacks in Veracruz restaurants. (Photo by Felix Marquez/AP Photo)




Orangutan caretaker bottle-feeding one year old infant in the humid Borneo rainforest, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Suzi Eszterhas/Minden/Solent)


Orangutan caretaker bottle-feeding one year old infant in the humid Borneo rainforest, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Suzi Eszterhas/Minden/Solent)




A snail crawls on the forehead of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in central Tokyo, on July 17, 2013. The salon charges $110 for a five-minute session with the snails as an optional add-on for customers who apply for a [Celeb Escargot Course], an hour-long treatment routine of massages and facials based on products made from snail slime that is believed to make one's skin supple as well as remove dry and scaly patches. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)


A snail crawls on the forehead of a woman during a demonstration of a new beauty treatment at Clinical-Salon Ci:z.Labo in central Tokyo, on July 17, 2013. The salon charges $110 for a five-minute session with the snails as an optional add-on for customers who apply for a [Celeb Escargot Course], an hour-long treatment routine of massages and facials based on products made from snail slime that is believed to make one's skin supple as well as remove dry and scaly patches. (Photo by Issei Kato/Reuters)




Clark County Animal Control officer Patrick Higbie coaxes a small dog with food in Vancouver, Washington, on July 15, 2013. The owner of the home, Barry Klettke, became aware of the stranded dog on his roof after his dog, Bella, alerted him while heading out for a walk. [I hope someone calls in], said Klettke about finding a good home or the owner of the dog. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)


Clark County Animal Control officer Patrick Higbie coaxes a small dog with food in Vancouver, Washington, on July 15, 2013. The owner of the home, Barry Klettke, became aware of the stranded dog on his roof after his dog, Bella, alerted him while heading out for a walk. [I hope someone calls in], said Klettke about finding a good home or the owner of the dog. (Photo by Troy Wayrynen/The Columbian)




This little unnamed tapir enjoys the sunshine with his family, Dublin Zoo, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/HotSpot Media)


This little unnamed tapir enjoys the sunshine with his family, Dublin Zoo, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Patrick Bolger/HotSpot Media)




A lion walks past a queue of cars in Nairobi National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP Photo)


A lion walks past a queue of cars in Nairobi National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Carl De Souza/AFP Photo)




A cute owlet gives his father a peck in Droitwich, England, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Sylwia Domaradzka/Barcroft Media)


A cute owlet gives his father a peck in Droitwich, England, on July 16, 2013. (Photo by Sylwia Domaradzka/Barcroft Media)




This lucky impala was the centre of attention at a national park as seven birds perched on its back at Kruger National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Richard Du Toit/Minden Pictures/Solent)


This lucky impala was the centre of attention at a national park as seven birds perched on its back at Kruger National Park, on July 15, 2013. (Photo by Richard Du Toit/Minden Pictures/Solent)




Two wild horses go 12 rounds against each other at Californias Yosemite National Park, on July 17, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


Two wild horses go 12 rounds against each other at Californias Yosemite National Park, on July 17, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)




A recently born panda cub of giant panda Yuan Yuan at Taipei Zoo in Taipei, on July 19, 2013. The public will have to wait three months to catch a glimpse of the first panda born in Taiwan, officials said after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China. (Photo by AFP Photo/Getty Images)


A recently born panda cub of giant panda Yuan Yuan at Taipei Zoo in Taipei, on July 19, 2013. The public will have to wait three months to catch a glimpse of the first panda born in Taiwan, officials said after she was successfully delivered by parents who were gifted from China. (Photo by AFP Photo/Getty Images)




A sword-billed hummingbird, left, and a chestnut-breasted coronet battle over a hummingbird feeder near Papallacta, Ecuador, on July 14, 2013. (Photo by Nate Chappell/Barcroft Media)


A sword-billed hummingbird, left, and a chestnut-breasted coronet battle over a hummingbird feeder near Papallacta, Ecuador, on July 14, 2013. (Photo by Nate Chappell/Barcroft Media)




Three very colouful alpacas enjoy the hot weather at Toft Farm, Rugby, on July 19, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)


Three very colouful alpacas enjoy the hot weather at Toft Farm, Rugby, on July 19, 2013. (Photo by Caters News)




Hudson, a polar bear, cools down by playing with a block of ice during a swim in his enclosure at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, on July 19, 2013. A heat wave continues to grip much of the country. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Hudson, a polar bear, cools down by playing with a block of ice during a swim in his enclosure at Brookfield Zoo in Illinois, on July 19, 2013. A heat wave continues to grip much of the country. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


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