Animals

Cattle Return From Alpine Summer Grazing...BAD HINDELANG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 11: Herders dressed in traditional lederhosen lead cattle returning from summer alpine grazing during the annual cattle drive in the Allgaeu region on September 11, 2014 in Bad Hindelang, Germany. Every year cattle herders bring the animals to Bavarian mountain meadows in the spring and remain their through the summer before bringing them back to farms in the villages below for the winter. The herders spend the summer living in a mountain hut called an Alm, often without electricity in a tradition going back centuries. This year brought an unusually high number of cattle fatalities during the summer, which farmers attribute to poisoning from natural causes. In the last few months there have also been several cases of fatal attacks by cattle against hikers, also an unusual occurrence. (Photo by Philipp Guelland/Getty Images)

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Herders dressed in traditional lederhosen lead cattle returning from summer alpine grazing during the annual cattle drive in the Allgaeu region in Bad Hindelang, Germany. Every year cattle herders bring the animals to Bavarian mountain meadows in the spring and remain their through the summer before bringing them back to farms in the villages below for the winter. The herders spend the summer living in a mountain hut called an Alm, often without electricity in a tradition going back centuries. This year brought an unusually high number of cattle fatalities during the summer, which farmers attribute to poisoning from natural causes. In the last few months there have also been several cases of fatal attacks by cattle against hikers, also an unusual occurrence. 

Filipino zoo owner Manny Tangco kisses his Japanese koi carp inside the Malabon Zoo, north of Manila, Philippines. The zoo is one of the largest in the Philippines, borne out of a backyard hobby and passion for animals.

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Zoo owner Manny Tangco kisses his Japanese koi carp at the Malabon Zoo, north of Manila, Philippines. The zoo is one of the largest in the country, created from a hobby and passion for animals.

London Zoo annual weigh-in...A llama gets measured gets weighed at the annual London Zoo weigh-in where animals are weighed and measured. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 21, 2014. Photo credit should read: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

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A llama gets measured and weighed at the annual London Zoo weigh-in. 

Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Metro Manila...Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Metro Manila, July 11, 2014.   REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Manila 

Lemur offspring at Eberswalder Zoo...epa04139812 A photo made available on 25 March 2014 shows a female ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) carrying her twin offspring at their enclosure at the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany, 24 March 2014. Several monkeys were reported to have given birth to their offspring at the zoo in the past weeks.

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A female ring-tailed lemur carrying her twin offspring at their enclosure at the zoo in Eberswalde, Germany. Several monkeys were reported to have given birth to their offspring at the zoo in the past weeks. 

Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich...Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich, March 19, 2014.  The 14 week-old cubs, who made their first public appearance on Wednesday, have yet to be named.      REUTERS/Michael Dalder (GERMANY  - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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Twin polar bear cubs stand with their mother Giovanna in their enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich. The 14-week-old cubs, who made their first public appearance on Wednesday, have yet to be named.

A shepherd walks along with his flock of goats at the banks of Mahanadi River in Cuttack district, near the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar

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A shepherd with his flock of goats at the banks of Mahanadi River in Cuttack district, near the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar.

A cat hisses at a Great Dane dog in the queue while waiting to be anointed outside the Saint Anton church in Madrid, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. It is the animal's patron saint day in which thousands of people all over Spain bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

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A cat hisses at a Great Dane dog while waiting to be anointed outside the San Anton church in Madrid on Friday. It is the animal’s patron saint day in which thousands of people all over Spain bring their pets to churches to be blessed.

Zookeeper, Carl Ashworth, counts the number of penguins in his enclosure during London Zoo's annual stocktake.

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Zookeeper Carl Ashworth counts the number of penguins in his enclosure during London Zoo’s annual stock take

Afghan men tend their animals at a livestock market set up for the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or "feast of sacrifice," in the center of Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day Eid al-Adha, by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels, to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God's command. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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Afghan men tend their animals at a livestock market set up for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or “feast of sacrifice”, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Muslims all over the world celebrate the three-day Eid al-Adha, which starts on Monday, by sacrificing sheep, goats, cows and camels, to commemorate the Prophet Abraham’s readiness to sacrifice his son, Ismail, on God’s command.