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    The Week in Pictures: Animals August 3 – August 9 2013


    This curious fox turned the tables on stunned photographer Michaela Walch, on August 9, 2013. The cunning creature spotted the unattended camera at a campsite in the north-west of Canada and decided to pose for the unusual picture. (Photo by Michaela Walch/Caters News)


    This curious fox turned the tables on stunned photographer Michaela Walch, on August 9, 2013. The cunning creature spotted the unattended camera at a campsite in the north-west of Canada and decided to pose for the unusual picture. (Photo by Michaela Walch/Caters News)




    A giant panda lies on blocks of ice to cool off from the summer heat at its Zoo enclosure in Wuhan, Hubei province August 6, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


    A giant panda lies on blocks of ice to cool off from the summer heat at its Zoo enclosure in Wuhan, Hubei province August 6, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




    Raja, a 12 year-old Komodo Dragon, inspects a [boomer ball] filled with his favourite foods, during a photocall at the London Zoo on August 8, 2013. Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth and will eat almost anything they find, including already dead animals, deer, water buffalo, pigs, and even smaller Komodo dragons. Wild Komodo dragons are found only on Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)


    Raja, a 12 year-old Komodo Dragon, inspects a [boomer ball] filled with his favourite foods, during a photocall at the London Zoo on August 8, 2013. Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth and will eat almost anything they find, including already dead animals, deer, water buffalo, pigs, and even smaller Komodo dragons. Wild Komodo dragons are found only on Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)




    A little hedgehog at the shelter for hedgehogs Wuppertal, Germany, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press)


    A little hedgehog at the shelter for hedgehogs Wuppertal, Germany, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press)




    A four-month-old snow fox cub named [Vesna] leaps next to a Zoo employee at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    A four-month-old snow fox cub named [Vesna] leaps next to a Zoo employee at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    An Afghan man washes his horse in Kabul August 4, 2013. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


    An Afghan man washes his horse in Kabul August 4, 2013. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)




    A baby gorilla sits inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)


    A baby gorilla sits inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)




    Emil races during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting] in Berlin, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)


    Emil races during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting] in Berlin, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)




    A participant gets thrown by a bull during the the 11th annual [Running with the Bulls] at the Strathmore Stampede in Strathmore, Canada, Sunday, August 4, 2013. (Photo by Jeff McIntosh/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)


    A participant gets thrown by a bull during the the 11th annual [Running with the Bulls] at the Strathmore Stampede in Strathmore, Canada, Sunday, August 4, 2013. (Photo by Jeff McIntosh/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)




    Coco gets to cool off with ice cream during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)


    Coco gets to cool off with ice cream during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)




    Jasmina and her pug Eddy take a shower during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)


    Jasmina and her pug Eddy take a shower during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)




    A three week old panther cub hisses in its enclosure at the Zoo in Bad Pyrmont, northern Germany, Thursday, August 8, 2013. (Photo by Holger Hollemann/AP Photo/DPA)


    A three week old panther cub hisses in its enclosure at the Zoo in Bad Pyrmont, northern Germany, Thursday, August 8, 2013. (Photo by Holger Hollemann/AP Photo/DPA)




    Zookeeper Nadezda Radovic feeds watermelon to female hippo Julka in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, on August 8, 2013. Temperatures rose above 100 degree in Belgrade. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)


    Zookeeper Nadezda Radovic feeds watermelon to female hippo Julka in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, on August 8, 2013. Temperatures rose above 100 degree in Belgrade. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)




    Leopard Spoti, 4 years, sits in front of the camera in Breeding Center Wildlife in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)


    Leopard Spoti, 4 years, sits in front of the camera in Breeding Center Wildlife in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)




    [Eco-Goats] begin the process of clearing land adjacent to the historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2013. Dozens of goats will be used to clear a two-acre plot of land covered with vines, poison ivy, and ground cover adjacent to the cemetery where former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, photographer Mathew Brady, and former Vice President Elbridge Gerry are buried. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)


    [Eco-Goats] begin the process of clearing land adjacent to the historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2013. Dozens of goats will be used to clear a two-acre plot of land covered with vines, poison ivy, and ground cover adjacent to the cemetery where former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, photographer Mathew Brady, and former Vice President Elbridge Gerry are buried. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)




    This bird was keen to make a splash as it frantically swam across the water, creating a huge wave behind itself. (Photo by Solent)


    This bird was keen to make a splash as it frantically swam across the water, creating a huge wave behind itself. (Photo by Solent)




    Two month old Snow Fox cub Vesna plays with her siblings inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


    Two month old Snow Fox cub Vesna plays with her siblings inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




    This cat exhibited all its hunting instincts as it strained every sinew in a bid to catch a brightly coloured butterfly, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press/Photoshelter)


    This cat exhibited all its hunting instincts as it strained every sinew in a bid to catch a brightly coloured butterfly, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press/Photoshelter)




    Staff stimulating their newly born panda cub at the Zoo in Taipei, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)


    Staff stimulating their newly born panda cub at the Zoo in Taipei, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)




    Two red eyed tree frogs have a hoppy time of things in their native Indonesia, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Mercury Press)


    Two red eyed tree frogs have a hoppy time of things in their native Indonesia, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Mercury Press)




    A baby dolphin leaps alongside its mother during their swim near Sao Miguel Island in the Azores region, Portugal, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Sascha Losko/Solent News & Photo Agency)


    A baby dolphin leaps alongside its mother during their swim near Sao Miguel Island in the Azores region, Portugal, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Sascha Losko/Solent News & Photo Agency)




    Four men lift a pig that was loose after a van carrying 12 pigs overturned on a highway in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on August 5, 2013. One pig died from heat exposure after following the accident. (Photo by Reuters)


    Four men lift a pig that was loose after a van carrying 12 pigs overturned on a highway in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on August 5, 2013. One pig died from heat exposure after following the accident. (Photo by Reuters)




    A pig uses a slide which local farmer Erik Stegink istalled for his animals to get into the mud pool of the farm in Bathmen, The Netherlands, August 6, 2013. Stegink bought the depreciated slide from a neighboring pool to offer a much appreciated fun for his pigs. (Photo by Vincent Jannink/EPA)


    A pig uses a slide which local farmer Erik Stegink istalled for his animals to get into the mud pool of the farm in Bathmen, The Netherlands, August 6, 2013. Stegink bought the depreciated slide from a neighboring pool to offer a much appreciated fun for his pigs. (Photo by Vincent Jannink/EPA)




    A horse and rider perform during a [sneak peek] performance of Cavalia's show [Odysseo] in Somerville, Massachusetts, on August 6, 2013 The show, which features 63 horses and 47 human artists, acrobats, riders and performers, opens its Boston-area performances August 7. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)


    A horse and rider perform during a [sneak peek] performance of Cavalia's show [Odysseo] in Somerville, Massachusetts, on August 6, 2013 The show, which features 63 horses and 47 human artists, acrobats, riders and performers, opens its Boston-area performances August 7. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)




    Incense sticks offered by villagers surround a a wild elephant that was killed when it was hit by a train while working on a railway track in Nagaon, on August 7, 2013. The elephant was struck by a passenger train while crossing a railway track. (Photo by Reuters)


    Incense sticks offered by villagers surround a a wild elephant that was killed when it was hit by a train while working on a railway track in Nagaon, on August 7, 2013. The elephant was struck by a passenger train while crossing a railway track. (Photo by Reuters)




    Warsaw Zoo attendant Piotr Trochim sprays a rhinoceros with water to help it fight rare, extreme heat reaching 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, the year's hottest day in Poland. (Photo by Czarek Sokolowski/AP Photo)


    Warsaw Zoo attendant Piotr Trochim sprays a rhinoceros with water to help it fight rare, extreme heat reaching 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, the year's hottest day in Poland. (Photo by Czarek Sokolowski/AP Photo)




    Highland Wildlife Park undated handout photo of red panda cub Kush who as finally met staff at the wildlife park two months after he was born. Kush arrived at the start of June to two-year-old parents Kitty and Kevyn at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo by Highland Wildlife Park/PA Wire)


    Highland Wildlife Park undated handout photo of red panda cub Kush who as finally met staff at the wildlife park two months after he was born. Kush arrived at the start of June to two-year-old parents Kitty and Kevyn at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo by Highland Wildlife Park/PA Wire)


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The Week in Pictures: Animals August 3 – August 9 2013


This curious fox turned the tables on stunned photographer Michaela Walch, on August 9, 2013. The cunning creature spotted the unattended camera at a campsite in the north-west of Canada and decided to pose for the unusual picture. (Photo by Michaela Walch/Caters News)


This curious fox turned the tables on stunned photographer Michaela Walch, on August 9, 2013. The cunning creature spotted the unattended camera at a campsite in the north-west of Canada and decided to pose for the unusual picture. (Photo by Michaela Walch/Caters News)




A giant panda lies on blocks of ice to cool off from the summer heat at its Zoo enclosure in Wuhan, Hubei province August 6, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)


A giant panda lies on blocks of ice to cool off from the summer heat at its Zoo enclosure in Wuhan, Hubei province August 6, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)




Raja, a 12 year-old Komodo Dragon, inspects a [boomer ball] filled with his favourite foods, during a photocall at the London Zoo on August 8, 2013. Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth and will eat almost anything they find, including already dead animals, deer, water buffalo, pigs, and even smaller Komodo dragons. Wild Komodo dragons are found only on Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)


Raja, a 12 year-old Komodo Dragon, inspects a [boomer ball] filled with his favourite foods, during a photocall at the London Zoo on August 8, 2013. Komodo dragons are the biggest and heaviest lizards on Earth and will eat almost anything they find, including already dead animals, deer, water buffalo, pigs, and even smaller Komodo dragons. Wild Komodo dragons are found only on Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. (Photo by Carl Court/AFP Photo)




A little hedgehog at the shelter for hedgehogs Wuppertal, Germany, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press)


A little hedgehog at the shelter for hedgehogs Wuppertal, Germany, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press)




A four-month-old snow fox cub named [Vesna] leaps next to a Zoo employee at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


A four-month-old snow fox cub named [Vesna] leaps next to a Zoo employee at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




An Afghan man washes his horse in Kabul August 4, 2013. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)


An Afghan man washes his horse in Kabul August 4, 2013. (Photo by Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)




A baby gorilla sits inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)


A baby gorilla sits inside an air conditioned room at a zoo in Shanghai, China, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai. (Photo by Eugene Hoshiko/AP Photo)




Emil races during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting] in Berlin, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)


Emil races during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting] in Berlin, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)




A participant gets thrown by a bull during the the 11th annual [Running with the Bulls] at the Strathmore Stampede in Strathmore, Canada, Sunday, August 4, 2013. (Photo by Jeff McIntosh/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)


A participant gets thrown by a bull during the the 11th annual [Running with the Bulls] at the Strathmore Stampede in Strathmore, Canada, Sunday, August 4, 2013. (Photo by Jeff McIntosh/AP Photo/The Canadian Press)




Coco gets to cool off with ice cream during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)


Coco gets to cool off with ice cream during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)




Jasmina and her pug Eddy take a shower during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)


Jasmina and her pug Eddy take a shower during the [4th International Pug Dog Meeting], on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Gero Breloer/Associated Press)




A three week old panther cub hisses in its enclosure at the Zoo in Bad Pyrmont, northern Germany, Thursday, August 8, 2013. (Photo by Holger Hollemann/AP Photo/DPA)


A three week old panther cub hisses in its enclosure at the Zoo in Bad Pyrmont, northern Germany, Thursday, August 8, 2013. (Photo by Holger Hollemann/AP Photo/DPA)




Zookeeper Nadezda Radovic feeds watermelon to female hippo Julka in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, on August 8, 2013. Temperatures rose above 100 degree in Belgrade. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)


Zookeeper Nadezda Radovic feeds watermelon to female hippo Julka in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia, on August 8, 2013. Temperatures rose above 100 degree in Belgrade. (Photo by Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press)




Leopard Spoti, 4 years, sits in front of the camera in Breeding Center Wildlife in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)


Leopard Spoti, 4 years, sits in front of the camera in Breeding Center Wildlife in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)




[Eco-Goats] begin the process of clearing land adjacent to the historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2013. Dozens of goats will be used to clear a two-acre plot of land covered with vines, poison ivy, and ground cover adjacent to the cemetery where former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, photographer Mathew Brady, and former Vice President Elbridge Gerry are buried. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)


[Eco-Goats] begin the process of clearing land adjacent to the historic Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2013. Dozens of goats will be used to clear a two-acre plot of land covered with vines, poison ivy, and ground cover adjacent to the cemetery where former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, photographer Mathew Brady, and former Vice President Elbridge Gerry are buried. (Photo by Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)




This bird was keen to make a splash as it frantically swam across the water, creating a huge wave behind itself. (Photo by Solent)


This bird was keen to make a splash as it frantically swam across the water, creating a huge wave behind itself. (Photo by Solent)




Two month old Snow Fox cub Vesna plays with her siblings inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)


Two month old Snow Fox cub Vesna plays with her siblings inside a cage at the Royev Ruchey Zoo in Krasnoyarsk, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)




This cat exhibited all its hunting instincts as it strained every sinew in a bid to catch a brightly coloured butterfly, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press/Photoshelter)


This cat exhibited all its hunting instincts as it strained every sinew in a bid to catch a brightly coloured butterfly, on August 6, 2013. (Photo by SIPA Press/Photoshelter)




Staff stimulating their newly born panda cub at the Zoo in Taipei, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)


Staff stimulating their newly born panda cub at the Zoo in Taipei, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by AFP Photo/Taipei City Zoo)




Two red eyed tree frogs have a hoppy time of things in their native Indonesia, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Mercury Press)


Two red eyed tree frogs have a hoppy time of things in their native Indonesia, on August 3, 2013. (Photo by Mercury Press)




A baby dolphin leaps alongside its mother during their swim near Sao Miguel Island in the Azores region, Portugal, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Sascha Losko/Solent News & Photo Agency)


A baby dolphin leaps alongside its mother during their swim near Sao Miguel Island in the Azores region, Portugal, on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Sascha Losko/Solent News & Photo Agency)




Four men lift a pig that was loose after a van carrying 12 pigs overturned on a highway in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on August 5, 2013. One pig died from heat exposure after following the accident. (Photo by Reuters)


Four men lift a pig that was loose after a van carrying 12 pigs overturned on a highway in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on August 5, 2013. One pig died from heat exposure after following the accident. (Photo by Reuters)




A pig uses a slide which local farmer Erik Stegink istalled for his animals to get into the mud pool of the farm in Bathmen, The Netherlands, August 6, 2013. Stegink bought the depreciated slide from a neighboring pool to offer a much appreciated fun for his pigs. (Photo by Vincent Jannink/EPA)


A pig uses a slide which local farmer Erik Stegink istalled for his animals to get into the mud pool of the farm in Bathmen, The Netherlands, August 6, 2013. Stegink bought the depreciated slide from a neighboring pool to offer a much appreciated fun for his pigs. (Photo by Vincent Jannink/EPA)




A horse and rider perform during a [sneak peek] performance of Cavalia's show [Odysseo] in Somerville, Massachusetts, on August 6, 2013 The show, which features 63 horses and 47 human artists, acrobats, riders and performers, opens its Boston-area performances August 7. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)


A horse and rider perform during a [sneak peek] performance of Cavalia's show [Odysseo] in Somerville, Massachusetts, on August 6, 2013 The show, which features 63 horses and 47 human artists, acrobats, riders and performers, opens its Boston-area performances August 7. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)




Incense sticks offered by villagers surround a a wild elephant that was killed when it was hit by a train while working on a railway track in Nagaon, on August 7, 2013. The elephant was struck by a passenger train while crossing a railway track. (Photo by Reuters)


Incense sticks offered by villagers surround a a wild elephant that was killed when it was hit by a train while working on a railway track in Nagaon, on August 7, 2013. The elephant was struck by a passenger train while crossing a railway track. (Photo by Reuters)




Warsaw Zoo attendant Piotr Trochim sprays a rhinoceros with water to help it fight rare, extreme heat reaching 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, the year's hottest day in Poland. (Photo by Czarek Sokolowski/AP Photo)


Warsaw Zoo attendant Piotr Trochim sprays a rhinoceros with water to help it fight rare, extreme heat reaching 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, August 8, 2013, the year's hottest day in Poland. (Photo by Czarek Sokolowski/AP Photo)




Highland Wildlife Park undated handout photo of red panda cub Kush who as finally met staff at the wildlife park two months after he was born. Kush arrived at the start of June to two-year-old parents Kitty and Kevyn at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo by Highland Wildlife Park/PA Wire)


Highland Wildlife Park undated handout photo of red panda cub Kush who as finally met staff at the wildlife park two months after he was born. Kush arrived at the start of June to two-year-old parents Kitty and Kevyn at Highland Wildlife Park near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo by Highland Wildlife Park/PA Wire)


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