Crystal, a female gray wolf, roams the new world enclosure during a sneak peak of the new American Trail at the Smithsonian National Zoo on August 29 in Washington, D.C.
by Allison Shelley / Getty Images
- Cool Bark in the park!!
by Stephen Dunn / Getty Images
A brown-throated sloth hangs from its claws at the Sloth Sanctuary in Penshurt in Costa Rica, on August 31
by Rodrigo Arangua /Getty Images
A hummingbird flaps its wings in a garden near Bogota, Colombia on August 31. The Enchanted Garden is a place that attracts more than 24 species of hummingbirds out of the 147 which have been classified in Colombia.
by Jose Miguel Gomez / Reuters
Long Drink of Water!!
Catarina, a jaguar, drinks water at the NEX sanctuary for endangered Brazilian felines in Corumba, Brazil on August 30. NEX which stands for, no extinction, is a non-governmental organization that defends and preserves the wild cats at their conservation refuge. The refuge currently houses some 26 big cats, including pumas, ocelots and jaguarundi.
by Eraldo Peres
Look at me !!
Potira, a mountain lion, looks on at the NEX Sanctuary for felines in Brazil on August 30.
by Eraldo Peres
Happy birthday to you!!
Dolphin trainer Thomas Lange holds a birthday cake for young dolphins Diego, Doerte and Darwin on August 31 at the zoo in Duisburg, western Germany.
by Roland Weihrauch /Getty Images
A panda cub, born July 29, 2012 is held up by staff after a routine veterinarian exam at the San Diego Zoo in California on August 30. While staff have not yet determined the sex, they were able to mesure the cub’s weight (2.2 pounds). All indications show the cub appears to be developing normally according to zoo officials. This is the sixth giant panda born at the San Diego Zoo.
by Ken Bohn / San Diego Zoo via Reuters
A white pelican splashes water at a pond in Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida, on August 30.
by J Pat Carter
A Black Crowned Crane at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany on August 30.
by Joern Haufe
Ugandan Tree Climbing Lions!!
It is relatively rare for lions to climb trees. Only two populations of lions in world are actually known to be climbing trees as part of their every day behaviour. One population can be found in Ishasha which is in the south sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda and the other one is can be found in the Lake Manyara region in Uganda and Southern Tanzania. It is believed that these lions are climbing trees as protection against the biting tsetse flies at ground level or possibly to catch any breeze to stay cool.
Photographer: Wai Chun Turnbull
Pile on mom!!
A meerkat holds her cubs at the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna on August 30. Four meerkats were born in the zoo on August 7.
by Heinz-peter Bader / Reuters
Busy Beavers!!Two North American beavers check out a man-made beaver dam in the new beaver enclosure during a sneak peak of the new American Trail at the Smithsonian National Zoo on August 29 in Washington, D.C. There are three beavers in the enclosure, Chipper, Buzz and Willow, all born in June of 2000.by Allison Shelley / Getty Images
- Just hanging around!!A panda named Hu Bao eats bamboo at the Bifengxia Panda Base in China on September 3. Hu Bao is one of two giant pandas which will be sent to Singapore for a 10 year stay.by China Daily / Reuters
Feline Flood Evacuation!!Kala Martinez holds the family cat, which they have renamed Isaac, as they salvage items from their flooded home in Plaquemines Parish on September 3 in Braithwaite, Louisiana.
by Mario Tama / Getty Images
Penguin Clean-Up!!Penguins covered in oil and in a distressed condition huddle together in the South African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, after they were recovered from Robben Island in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 3. Around twenty one penguins have been found covered in oil from a spillage from the stricken bulk carrier the Seli One. The birds will be cleaned and returned to the wild.by Schalk Van Zuydam
Teeny-Weeny Tiger Cub!!
A rare white Indian tiger cub sits at the feet of its mother Surya Bara at a zoo in the Czech Republic on September 3. It’s one of triplets that were born in July.
by Petr David Josek
Open Wide!!Bonhomme, a male leopard, yawns on September 2 in the Bioparc Doue-la-Fontaine Zoo in France.by Frank Perry /Getty Images
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