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    The Week in Pictures: Animals October 5 – October 11 2013


    Karis, a one month old lion cub being weighed at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, Thursday October 10, 2013. Weighing in at 5kg, the cub will stay with her mother, Teekay until she is 12 weeks old before they are returned to the pride. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire)


    Karis, a one month old lion cub being weighed at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, Thursday October 10, 2013. Weighing in at 5kg, the cub will stay with her mother, Teekay until she is 12 weeks old before they are returned to the pride. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire)




    A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Photo by Adel Hana/AP Photo)


    A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Photo by Adel Hana/AP Photo)




    Gil Florini (R), priest of Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's church, blesses a dog on October 6, 2013 during a mass for animals in the southeastern French city of Nice. (Photo by Valery Hache/AFP Photo)


    Gil Florini (R), priest of Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's church, blesses a dog on October 6, 2013 during a mass for animals in the southeastern French city of Nice. (Photo by Valery Hache/AFP Photo)




    A waitress looks on from a shop as sheep pass through the center of Madrid, on Oktober 6, 2013. Spanish shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of downtown Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers. The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the large city it is today. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/Associated Press)


    A waitress looks on from a shop as sheep pass through the center of Madrid, on Oktober 6, 2013. Spanish shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of downtown Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers. The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the large city it is today. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/Associated Press)




    Locals rescue the dog who has fallen in a gully formed after heavy rain in the Lower City, in Salvador, on Oktober 10, 2013. (Photo by Marco Aurélio Martins/Ag. A Tarde/Folhapress)


    Locals rescue the dog who has fallen in a gully formed after heavy rain in the Lower City, in Salvador, on Oktober 10, 2013. (Photo by Marco Aurélio Martins/Ag. A Tarde/Folhapress)




    Biodiversity in the cloud forests of South America are renowned for producing a seemingly constant parade of beautiful, bizarre creatures. One such tropical oddity is the Pinocchio Lizard, Anolis proboscis, which was once presumed extinct and recently spotted by a team of biologists in Ecuador for only the third time in 15 years. After three years of searching for this oddity, a group of photographers and researchers from Tropical Herping.com, Paolo Escobar, Lucas Bustamante, Diana Troya and Alejandro Arteaga were finally able to document and photograph this lizard. (Photo by Jeff Cremer/Phil Torres/Caters News Agency/Sipa Press)


    Biodiversity in the cloud forests of South America are renowned for producing a seemingly constant parade of beautiful, bizarre creatures. One such tropical oddity is the Pinocchio Lizard, Anolis proboscis, which was once presumed extinct and recently spotted by a team of biologists in Ecuador for only the third time in 15 years. After three years of searching for this oddity, a group of photographers and researchers from Tropical Herping.com, Paolo Escobar, Lucas Bustamante, Diana Troya and Alejandro Arteaga were finally able to document and photograph this lizard. (Photo by Jeff Cremer/Phil Torres/Caters News Agency/Sipa Press)




    Kashmiri Muslims carry a sheep after buying it from a market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar, India, Friday, October 11, 2013. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)


    Kashmiri Muslims carry a sheep after buying it from a market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar, India, Friday, October 11, 2013. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)




    An elephant grazes on October 7, 2013 at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started on October 7 a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron- Magadi landscape. The one-week exercise, cost 104,000 US dollars, is a collaboration between the two countries and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) among others. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP Photo)


    An elephant grazes on October 7, 2013 at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started on October 7 a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron- Magadi landscape. The one-week exercise, cost 104,000 US dollars, is a collaboration between the two countries and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) among others. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP Photo)




    A man shaves his monkey with a razor before it performs tricks for money in Lahore, Pakistan, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)


    A man shaves his monkey with a razor before it performs tricks for money in Lahore, Pakistan, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)




    A lion climbs on to a tree at the Zoo on October 7, 2013 in Lucknow, India. (Photo by Hindustan Times)


    A lion climbs on to a tree at the Zoo on October 7, 2013 in Lucknow, India. (Photo by Hindustan Times)




    A gorgeous baby jaguar cub has made his first public appearance – under the watchful eye of his mum, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


    A gorgeous baby jaguar cub has made his first public appearance – under the watchful eye of his mum, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)




    A sheep looks at visitors during the 15th National Agricultural Exhibition Golden Autumn 2013 in Moscow, on Oktober 9, 2013. (Photo by Kirill Dudryavtsev/AFP Photo)


    A sheep looks at visitors during the 15th National Agricultural Exhibition Golden Autumn 2013 in Moscow, on Oktober 9, 2013. (Photo by Kirill Dudryavtsev/AFP Photo)




    Four-month-old orangutan Rizki is seen inside his cage at the Surabaya Zoo. An endangered Borneon orangutan died on October 10 at Indonesia's [death zoo], the latest in a rash of suspicious animal deaths that have prompted calls to close the notorious site. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)


    Four-month-old orangutan Rizki is seen inside his cage at the Surabaya Zoo. An endangered Borneon orangutan died on October 10 at Indonesia's [death zoo], the latest in a rash of suspicious animal deaths that have prompted calls to close the notorious site. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)




    Undated handout photo issued by the Scottish SPCA of Murkle, an eight week old otter cub found wandering on a Caithness road. A member of the public contacted Scotland's animal welfare charity with concerns for the animal when she was spotted at Shilvrag Top, Occumster, Lybster, on 5 October. She was handed into Thurso Vets and then cared for overnight by Senior Inspector Audrey Gunn. The following day she was transported to the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire. The orphaned cub has been named Murkle, which is where Audrey grew up. (Photo by Scottish SPCA/PA Wire)


    Undated handout photo issued by the Scottish SPCA of Murkle, an eight week old otter cub found wandering on a Caithness road. A member of the public contacted Scotland's animal welfare charity with concerns for the animal when she was spotted at Shilvrag Top, Occumster, Lybster, on 5 October. She was handed into Thurso Vets and then cared for overnight by Senior Inspector Audrey Gunn. The following day she was transported to the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire. The orphaned cub has been named Murkle, which is where Audrey grew up. (Photo by Scottish SPCA/PA Wire)


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The Week in Pictures: Animals October 5 – October 11 2013


Karis, a one month old lion cub being weighed at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, Thursday October 10, 2013. Weighing in at 5kg, the cub will stay with her mother, Teekay until she is 12 weeks old before they are returned to the pride. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire)


Karis, a one month old lion cub being weighed at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, Thursday October 10, 2013. Weighing in at 5kg, the cub will stay with her mother, Teekay until she is 12 weeks old before they are returned to the pride. (Photo by Andrew Milligan/AP Photo/PA Wire)




A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Photo by Adel Hana/AP Photo)


A Palestinian Laith Al-Aklok, 6, plays with a donkey foal belonging to his family in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. (Photo by Adel Hana/AP Photo)




Gil Florini (R), priest of Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's church, blesses a dog on October 6, 2013 during a mass for animals in the southeastern French city of Nice. (Photo by Valery Hache/AFP Photo)


Gil Florini (R), priest of Saint-Pierre-d'Arene's church, blesses a dog on October 6, 2013 during a mass for animals in the southeastern French city of Nice. (Photo by Valery Hache/AFP Photo)




A waitress looks on from a shop as sheep pass through the center of Madrid, on Oktober 6, 2013. Spanish shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of downtown Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers. The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the large city it is today. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/Associated Press)


A waitress looks on from a shop as sheep pass through the center of Madrid, on Oktober 6, 2013. Spanish shepherds led flocks of sheep through the streets of downtown Madrid in defense of ancient grazing, migration and droving rights threatened by urban sprawl and man-made frontiers. The rights to droving routes have existed since before Madrid grew from a rural hamlet to the large city it is today. (Photo by Andres Kudacki/Associated Press)




Locals rescue the dog who has fallen in a gully formed after heavy rain in the Lower City, in Salvador, on Oktober 10, 2013. (Photo by Marco Aurélio Martins/Ag. A Tarde/Folhapress)


Locals rescue the dog who has fallen in a gully formed after heavy rain in the Lower City, in Salvador, on Oktober 10, 2013. (Photo by Marco Aurélio Martins/Ag. A Tarde/Folhapress)




Biodiversity in the cloud forests of South America are renowned for producing a seemingly constant parade of beautiful, bizarre creatures. One such tropical oddity is the Pinocchio Lizard, Anolis proboscis, which was once presumed extinct and recently spotted by a team of biologists in Ecuador for only the third time in 15 years. After three years of searching for this oddity, a group of photographers and researchers from Tropical Herping.com, Paolo Escobar, Lucas Bustamante, Diana Troya and Alejandro Arteaga were finally able to document and photograph this lizard. (Photo by Jeff Cremer/Phil Torres/Caters News Agency/Sipa Press)


Biodiversity in the cloud forests of South America are renowned for producing a seemingly constant parade of beautiful, bizarre creatures. One such tropical oddity is the Pinocchio Lizard, Anolis proboscis, which was once presumed extinct and recently spotted by a team of biologists in Ecuador for only the third time in 15 years. After three years of searching for this oddity, a group of photographers and researchers from Tropical Herping.com, Paolo Escobar, Lucas Bustamante, Diana Troya and Alejandro Arteaga were finally able to document and photograph this lizard. (Photo by Jeff Cremer/Phil Torres/Caters News Agency/Sipa Press)




Kashmiri Muslims carry a sheep after buying it from a market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar, India, Friday, October 11, 2013. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)


Kashmiri Muslims carry a sheep after buying it from a market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Srinagar, India, Friday, October 11, 2013. Eid al-Adha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God. (Photo by Dar Yasin/AP Photo)




An elephant grazes on October 7, 2013 at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started on October 7 a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron- Magadi landscape. The one-week exercise, cost 104,000 US dollars, is a collaboration between the two countries and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) among others. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP Photo)


An elephant grazes on October 7, 2013 at Amboseli National Park, approximately 220 kms southeast of Nairobi. Kenyan and Tanzanian governments started on October 7 a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron- Magadi landscape. The one-week exercise, cost 104,000 US dollars, is a collaboration between the two countries and the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI) and the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) among others. (Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP Photo)




A man shaves his monkey with a razor before it performs tricks for money in Lahore, Pakistan, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)


A man shaves his monkey with a razor before it performs tricks for money in Lahore, Pakistan, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)




A lion climbs on to a tree at the Zoo on October 7, 2013 in Lucknow, India. (Photo by Hindustan Times)


A lion climbs on to a tree at the Zoo on October 7, 2013 in Lucknow, India. (Photo by Hindustan Times)




A gorgeous baby jaguar cub has made his first public appearance – under the watchful eye of his mum, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)


A gorgeous baby jaguar cub has made his first public appearance – under the watchful eye of his mum, on Oktober 7, 2013. (Photo by Caters News Agency)




A sheep looks at visitors during the 15th National Agricultural Exhibition Golden Autumn 2013 in Moscow, on Oktober 9, 2013. (Photo by Kirill Dudryavtsev/AFP Photo)


A sheep looks at visitors during the 15th National Agricultural Exhibition Golden Autumn 2013 in Moscow, on Oktober 9, 2013. (Photo by Kirill Dudryavtsev/AFP Photo)




Four-month-old orangutan Rizki is seen inside his cage at the Surabaya Zoo. An endangered Borneon orangutan died on October 10 at Indonesia's [death zoo], the latest in a rash of suspicious animal deaths that have prompted calls to close the notorious site. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)


Four-month-old orangutan Rizki is seen inside his cage at the Surabaya Zoo. An endangered Borneon orangutan died on October 10 at Indonesia's [death zoo], the latest in a rash of suspicious animal deaths that have prompted calls to close the notorious site. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP Photo)




Undated handout photo issued by the Scottish SPCA of Murkle, an eight week old otter cub found wandering on a Caithness road. A member of the public contacted Scotland's animal welfare charity with concerns for the animal when she was spotted at Shilvrag Top, Occumster, Lybster, on 5 October. She was handed into Thurso Vets and then cared for overnight by Senior Inspector Audrey Gunn. The following day she was transported to the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire. The orphaned cub has been named Murkle, which is where Audrey grew up. (Photo by Scottish SPCA/PA Wire)


Undated handout photo issued by the Scottish SPCA of Murkle, an eight week old otter cub found wandering on a Caithness road. A member of the public contacted Scotland's animal welfare charity with concerns for the animal when she was spotted at Shilvrag Top, Occumster, Lybster, on 5 October. She was handed into Thurso Vets and then cared for overnight by Senior Inspector Audrey Gunn. The following day she was transported to the Scottish SPCA's National Wildlife Rescue Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire. The orphaned cub has been named Murkle, which is where Audrey grew up. (Photo by Scottish SPCA/PA Wire)


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