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Animal Photos Of The Week

Apr 06, 2014 | Updated Apr 06, 2014

This week has been an interesting one in the weird, wild world of animal news:

Take a look at some of this week's most stunning animal photos below, and check back next week for more news about the Animal Kingdom.

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    Thug, a 17-year-old pygmy hippo, moves around in a new enclosure equipped with solar panels at London Zoo in London on April 3, 2014. Often mistaken for its larger cousin, the pygmy hippo is much smaller than the common hippopotamus, they have a smaller head and eyes with ears to the side of the head. Classed as endangered, pygmy hippos are under constant threat from poaching and habitat-loss in the wild. (ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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    An Indian palm squirrel eats watermelon on a hot afternoon in Bhubaneswar on April 6, 2014. Watermelon, a summer fruit, gains popularity with the rise of temperature as summer takes hold in various parts of India.
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    Photo taken on April 5, 2014 shows cows in a field in Milas in the western Turkish province of Mugla. (BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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    OSO, WA - APRIL 04: A search and rescue team from Sacramento, California with cadaver dogs prepares to search debris from a deadly mudslide on April 4, 2014 in Oso, Washington. Workers continue to sift through debris trying to locate missing people almost two weeks after a massive mudslide devastated the town of Oso, Washington, killing at least 30 people and leaving many missing. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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    EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - APRIL 04: Tian Tian the female panda at Edinburgh zoo sits inside her enclosure on April 4, 2014 in Edinburgh,Scotland. Experts at the zoo have been monitoring Tian Tian as her hormone levels have been showing she will soon enter her brief fertile mating period. It is hoped that Tian Tian and the zoo's male panda Yang Guang will produce a cub this year as both animals start to show the signs that they are ready to breed.. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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    MIAMI, FL - APRIL 03: In this handout photo provided by Jungle Island, new mother, a four-year-old Hamadryas baboon, Isis cares for its newborn, Makara, April 3, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jungle Island via Getty Images)
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    A polar bear is pictured during the opening day of the new polar area at the zoo of Mulhouse on April 2, 2014. (SEBASTIEN BOZON/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A Japanese macaque eats cherry blossoms at Tokyo's Ueno zoological garden on April 2, 2014. The zoo incorperated a cherry tree into the macaques habitat as the sprouts and flowers are their favorite food. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    NEWTON STEWART, SCOTLAND - APRIL 01: Carol McKenna tends to newly born Blackface sheep on Gass Farm on April 1, 2014 in Kirkcowan, Scotland. Carol McKenna farms beef and sheep on Gas Farm which has been in her family for 82 years. She is one of the growing numbers of women in the UK who are choosing a career in farming, recent figures showed there are currently around 23,000 female farmers in the UK. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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    NEWTON STEWART, SCOTLAND - APRIL 01: Carol McKenna tends to newly born Blackface sheep on Gass Farm on April 1, 2014 in Kirkcowan, Scotland. Carol McKenna farms beef and sheep on Gas Farm which has been in her family for 82 years. She is one of the growing numbers of women in the UK who are choosing a career in farming, recent figures showed there are currently around 23,000 female farmers in the UK. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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    A photo taken on April 1, 2014 shows the giant panda Xing Hui at the Pairi Daiza animal park in Brugelette, Belgium. (VIRGINIE LEFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A woman holds up her dog next to a cherry blossom tree in full bloom in Tokyo on April 1, 2014. Viewing cherry blossoms is a national pastime and cultural event in Japan, where millions of people turn out to admire them annually. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: A butterfly sits on the nose of Catherine, aged 7, in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house on March 31, 2014 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies and runs from April 3, 2014 until September 14, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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    A ten-day-old Patas Monkey baby holds on to its mothers at the zoo in Olomouc, Central Moravia, Czech Republic on March 31, 2014. (RADEK MICA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A peacock shows its plumage at Soraon Village on the outskirts of Allahabad on March 31, 2014. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Butterflies feed on oranges in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house on March 31, 2014 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies and runs from April 3, 2014 until September 14, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Butterflies emerge from their chrysalises in the Natural History Museum's 'Sensational Butterflies' outdoor butterfly house on March 31, 2014 in London, England. The temporary attraction on the East Lawn of the Natural History Museum houses hundreds of free-flying, rare butterflies and runs from April 3, 2014 until September 14, 2014. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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