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A squirrel in Salina, Kansas, eats a kernal of corn on February 13, 2013. (Photo by Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal)

A squirrel in Salina, Kansas, eats a kernal of corn on February 13, 2013. (Photo by Tom Dorsey/Salina Journal)




A worker touches “Lolong”, the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, after it died on Sunday on February 11, 2013. The crocodile was 20.24 feet and weighed more than a ton. (Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/Associated Press)

A worker touches “Lolong”, the world's largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, after it died on Sunday on February 11, 2013. The crocodile was 20.24 feet and weighed more than a ton. (Photo by Erwin Mascarinas/Associated Press)




An owner holds her Oriental Shorthair cat during a cat exhibition in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on February 16, 2013. Cats owners from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan gathered today in Bishkek to show off their pets. (Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP Photo)

An owner holds her Oriental Shorthair cat during a cat exhibition in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on February 16, 2013. Cats owners from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan gathered today in Bishkek to show off their pets. (Photo by Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP Photo)




A woman sits on a park bench with her dog along the waterfront beach of Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia February 13, 2013. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)

A woman sits on a park bench with her dog along the waterfront beach of Ambleside Park in West Vancouver, British Columbia February 13, 2013. (Photo by Andy Clark/Reuters)




Horses are hoisted in the air by a crane as they are transferred from a cargo ship to a truck at a port in Surabaya, Indonesia, on February 8, 2013. Hundreds of horses and cows arrived at the port from West Timor and will be distributed to various cities on the main island of Java. (Photo by Trisnadi/Associated Press)

Horses are hoisted in the air by a crane as they are transferred from a cargo ship to a truck at a port in Surabaya, Indonesia, on February 8, 2013. Hundreds of horses and cows arrived at the port from West Timor and will be distributed to various cities on the main island of Java. (Photo by Trisnadi/Associated Press)




A stray cat looks through a hole in an iron panel covering a basement window in Minsk on February 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus have walled up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. But some residents make holes for cats to escape. (Photo by Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

A stray cat looks through a hole in an iron panel covering a basement window in Minsk on February 4, 2013. Municipal authorities in Belarus have walled up stray cats in basements in compliance with Soviet-era regulations, dooming them to death of hunger. But some residents make holes for cats to escape. (Photo by Sergei Grits/Associated Press)




Camel-mounted Indian Border Security Force soldiers in their ceremonial dress participate in full dress rehearsals of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hill, which houses India's most important ministries and presidential palace, in New Delh, on January 27, 2013. The ceremony is held annually on January 29, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. (Photo by Manish Swarup/Associated Press)

Camel-mounted Indian Border Security Force soldiers in their ceremonial dress participate in full dress rehearsals of the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hill, which houses India's most important ministries and presidential palace, in New Delh, on January 27, 2013. The ceremony is held annually on January 29, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. (Photo by Manish Swarup/Associated Press)




Three white tigers rest at the Serengeti-Park Zoo in Hodenhagen, Germany on January 30, 2013. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/DPA)

Three white tigers rest at the Serengeti-Park Zoo in Hodenhagen, Germany on January 30, 2013. (Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/DPA)




Tony Klerber sits with Wellington, an English foxhound, and other dog owners on a bus transporting contenders to Madison Square Garden during the Westminster Kennel Club 137th Annual Dog Show at Piers 92/94 in New York on February 11, 2013. The show was held at both Madison Square Garden and Piers 92/24. (Photo by Piotr Redlinski/The New York Times)

Tony Klerber sits with Wellington, an English foxhound, and other dog owners on a bus transporting contenders to Madison Square Garden during the Westminster Kennel Club 137th Annual Dog Show at Piers 92/94 in New York on February 11, 2013. The show was held at both Madison Square Garden and Piers 92/24. (Photo by Piotr Redlinski/The New York Times)




An eight-week-old white tiger (Panthera tigris) cub growls after a medical examination by veterinary surgeons at Bratislava Zoo February 8, 2013. Three white tigers, a male named Adzaj and two females Adisa and Asira were presented to the media for the first time on Friday. (Photo by Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters)

An eight-week-old white tiger (Panthera tigris) cub growls after a medical examination by veterinary surgeons at Bratislava Zoo February 8, 2013. Three white tigers, a male named Adzaj and two females Adisa and Asira were presented to the media for the first time on Friday. (Photo by Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters)




French pianist Richard Clayderman plays the piano to Galapagos tortoises Dirk, aged 70, and Polly, in an attempt to put the reptiles in the mood to mate, at London Zoo, Thursday February 7, 2013. (Photo by Lewis Whyld/AP Photo/PA)

French pianist Richard Clayderman plays the piano to Galapagos tortoises Dirk, aged 70, and Polly, in an attempt to put the reptiles in the mood to mate, at London Zoo, Thursday February 7, 2013. (Photo by Lewis Whyld/AP Photo/PA)




An albino python named “Cheesecake” sticks out its tongue at Malabon Zoo in Malabon, Metro Manila February 3, 2013. The Lunar New Year begins on February 10 this year and marks the start of the Year of the Snake. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)

An albino python named “Cheesecake” sticks out its tongue at Malabon Zoo in Malabon, Metro Manila February 3, 2013. The Lunar New Year begins on February 10 this year and marks the start of the Year of the Snake. (Photo by Erik De Castro/Reuters)




In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, veterinary resident Matt Kinney, listens to the heart and lungs of giant panda cub Xiao Liwu, Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013 during a routine exam at the San Diego Zoo. The six-month-old cub, born on July 29, 2012, is growing and gaining weight as expected; he weighed 19.4 pounds (8.8kg) and measured 24.6 inches long (88 cm) this morning. (Photo by AP Photo/San Diego Zoo)

In this photo provided by the San Diego Zoo, veterinary resident Matt Kinney, listens to the heart and lungs of giant panda cub Xiao Liwu, Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013 during a routine exam at the San Diego Zoo. The six-month-old cub, born on July 29, 2012, is growing and gaining weight as expected; he weighed 19.4 pounds (8.8kg) and measured 24.6 inches long (88 cm) this morning. (Photo by AP Photo/San Diego Zoo)




Chased by his dog, a man speeds down a hill on a sled in New York's Central Park, February 9, 2013. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and disrupting thousands of flights. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Chased by his dog, a man speeds down a hill on a sled in New York's Central Park, February 9, 2013. A blizzard pummeled the northeastern United States, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and disrupting thousands of flights. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)




Two Great White Pelicans sit on a rock and are reflected in a pool at the Zoo in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 28 January 2013. (Photo by Nicolas Armer/EPA)

Two Great White Pelicans sit on a rock and are reflected in a pool at the Zoo in Frankfurt Main, Germany, 28 January 2013. (Photo by Nicolas Armer/EPA)




Olive Ridley turtle return to the Bay of Bengal sea after laying eggs at the Rushikulya river mouth beach in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (88 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, February 14, 2013. Olive Ridley turtles nest their eggs in parts of the Bay of Bengal Sea's Orissa coast. (Photo by Biswaranjan Rout/AP Photo)

Olive Ridley turtle return to the Bay of Bengal sea after laying eggs at the Rushikulya river mouth beach in Ganjam district, 140 kilometers (88 miles) south of Bhubaneswar, India, Thursday, February 14, 2013. Olive Ridley turtles nest their eggs in parts of the Bay of Bengal Sea's Orissa coast. (Photo by Biswaranjan Rout/AP Photo)




Dog that are out for a walk are reflected in a puddle during sunset in Dusseldorf, Germany, 30 January 2013. (Photo by Martin Gerten/EPA)

Dog that are out for a walk are reflected in a puddle during sunset in Dusseldorf, Germany, 30 January 2013. (Photo by Martin Gerten/EPA)




Maali the 38 year-old Asian elephant inside her enclosure at the Manila Zoo Philippines 05 February 2013. The supposed worsening condition of Mali, the 38-year-old Sri Lankan elephant, inside city-run zoo prompted the Philippine Congress which handles the House Committee on Natural Resources to approve a resolution supporting the immediate her transfer to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. Several non-government organizations commend the House resolution. Various groups, on the other hand, are opposing the transfer, saying it will jeopardize the animal's condition more. Almost a year ago, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III ordered the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to study if Mali is fit to be transferred to a sanctuary. Representatives of BAI, however, are having difficulties in extracting blood sample from the elephant. (Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA)

Maali the 38 year-old Asian elephant inside her enclosure at the Manila Zoo Philippines 05 February 2013. The supposed worsening condition of Mali, the 38-year-old Sri Lankan elephant, inside city-run Zoo prompted the Philippine Congress which handles the House Committee on Natural Resources to approve a resolution supporting the immediate her transfer to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. Several non-government organizations commend the House resolution. Various groups, on the other hand, are opposing the transfer, saying it will jeopardize the animal's condition more. Almost a year ago, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III ordered the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) to study if Mali is fit to be transferred to a sanctuary. Representatives of BAI, however, are having difficulties in extracting blood sample from the elephant. (Photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA)




Chris P. Bacon, pictured February 12, 2013, at Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont, Florida, was born without the use of his hind legs. Last month, the pig's owner turned the piglet over to a Clermont vet who decided to help the little guy. Dr. Len Lucero took the pig home and made a wheelchair for him using toy parts. (Photo by Tom Benitez/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

Chris P. Bacon, pictured February 12, 2013, at Eastside Veterinary Hospital in Clermont, Florida, was born without the use of his hind legs. Last month, the pig's owner turned the piglet over to a Clermont vet who decided to help the little guy. Dr. Len Lucero took the pig home and made a wheelchair for him using toy parts. (Photo by Tom Benitez/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)




A female lion, Lemon, picks up one of her three cubs at the Cali Zoo February 11 2013. Lemon gave birth to three clubs in captivity at the Zoo on January 18, 2013. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)

A female lion, Lemon, picks up one of her three cubs at the Cali Zoo February 11 2013. Lemon gave birth to three clubs in captivity at the Zoo on January 18, 2013. (Photo by Jaime Saldarriaga/Reuters)




A Filipino couple is pictured as they offer flowers to an orangutan a day before the annual celebration of the Valentine's Day at Malabon Zoo, north of Manila, Philippines, 13 February 2013. Valentine's Day is celebrated all over the world on 14 February. In the Philippines, many Filipinos consider flowers as symbolic and romantic gift for loved ones. (Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA)

A Filipino couple is pictured as they offer flowers to an orangutan a day before the annual celebration of the Valentine's Day at Malabon Zoo, north of Manila, Philippines, 13 February 2013. Valentine's Day is celebrated all over the world on 14 February. In the Philippines, many Filipinos consider flowers as symbolic and romantic gift for loved ones. (Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA)




Camels ridden by robot jockeys compete during a weekly camel race at the Kuwait Camel Racing club in Kebd January 26, 2013. The robots are controlled by trainers, who follow in their vehicles around the track. (Photo by Stephanie McGehee/Reuters)

Camels ridden by robot jockeys compete during a weekly camel race at the Kuwait Camel Racing club in Kebd January 26, 2013. The robots are controlled by trainers, who follow in their vehicles around the track. (Photo by Stephanie McGehee/Reuters)




Birds roost on the rifle portion of a Benjamin Milam statute at dusk in San Antonio, Texas on January 28, 2013. Milam was a leading figure in the Texas Revolution. (Photo by Eric Gay/Associated Press)

Birds roost on the rifle portion of a Benjamin Milam statute at dusk in San Antonio, Texas on January 28, 2013. Milam was a leading figure in the Texas Revolution. (Photo by Eric Gay/Associated Press)




Recaptured crocodiles lie in pens after about 15000 of the animals escaped from a crocodile farm during flooding near Mussina, on South Africa's nothern border with Zimbabwe, January 26, 2013. (Photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters)

Recaptured crocodiles lie in pens after about 15,000 of the animals escaped from a crocodile farm during flooding near Mussina, on South Africa's nothern border with Zimbabwe, January 26, 2013. (Photo by Mike Hutchings/Reuters)




Two-year-old Azlo, a Dogue de Bordeux, waits in the lobby for his room to be ready at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Two-year-old Azlo, a Dogue de Bordeux, waits in the lobby for his room to be ready at the Hotel Pennsylvania in advance of the Westminster Dog Show in New York, February 10, 2013. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)




John Haggerty, from Port Orange, Florida, fishes next to a pelican along the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the 70 Fahrenheit (21 Celsius) degree weather at Ormond by the Sea, Florida, while a blizzard continued to pummel the Northeastern United States, February 9, 2013. (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)

John Haggerty, from Port Orange, Florida, fishes next to a pelican along the Atlantic Ocean coastline in the 70 Fahrenheit (21 Celsius) degree weather at Ormond by the Sea, Florida, while a blizzard continued to pummel the Northeastern United States, February 9, 2013. (Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters)




A horse nibbles on a fence as others graze in a field under a blanket of snow in Akron, N.Y., on February 4, 2013. (Photo by David Duprey/Associated Press)

A horse nibbles on a fence as others graze in a field under a blanket of snow in Akron, N.Y., on February 4, 2013. (Photo by David Duprey/Associated Press)




A dog rests on a buffalo near Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan, on Febuary 4, 2013. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)

A dog rests on a buffalo near Ravi River in Lahore, Pakistan, on Febuary 4, 2013. (Photo by Mohsin Raza/Reuters)




Snakes hang from a wooden cabinet marked with the Chinese characters “poisonous snake”, at a snake soup shop ahead of the Spring Festival in Hong Kong January 29, 2013. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. Picture taken January 29, 2013. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

Snakes hang from a wooden cabinet marked with the Chinese characters “poisonous snake”, at a snake soup shop ahead of the Spring Festival in Hong Kong January 29, 2013. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins on February 10 and marks the start of the Year of the Snake, according to the Chinese zodiac. Picture taken January 29, 2013. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)




File picture shows polar bear cub Knut playing with a blanket during the bear's first presentation in Berlin zoo March 23, 2007. Knut, the hand-reared polar bear who captured Germans' hearts before his early death in 2011, returns to his adoring Berlin public on February 15, 2013 as a life-sized model with the bear's real fur. The sculpture will be shown for four weeks to the public starting on February 16. Picture taken March 23, 2007. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reutars)

File picture shows polar bear cub Knut playing with a blanket during the bear's first presentation in Berlin zoo March 23, 2007. Knut, the hand-reared polar bear who captured Germans' hearts before his early death in 2011, returns to his adoring Berlin public on February 15, 2013 as a life-sized model with the bear's real fur. The sculpture will be shown for four weeks to the public starting on February 16. Picture taken March 23, 2007. (Photo by Arnd Wiegmann/Reutars)




Russian painter Natalia Tsarkova poses with her owl in downtown Rome February 14, 2013. Tsarkova painted the official portrait of Pope Benedict in 2007 and the official portrait of Pope John Paul II for the 2000 Jubilee. (Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters)

Russian painter Natalia Tsarkova poses with her owl in downtown Rome February 14, 2013. Tsarkova painted the official portrait of Pope Benedict in 2007 and the official portrait of Pope John Paul II for the 2000 Jubilee. (Photo by Max Rossi/Reuters)




Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil in front of a record crowd estimated at 35,000 after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on the 127th Groundhog Day, February 2, 2013. Phil did not see his shadow signaling an early end to winter. (Photo by Jason Cohn/Reuters)

Groundhog co-handler Ron Ploucha holds Punxsutawney Phil in front of a record crowd estimated at 35,000 after Phil's annual weather prediction on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on the 127th Groundhog Day, February 2, 2013. Phil did not see his shadow signaling an early end to winter. (Photo by Jason Cohn/Reuters)




Two lion cubs wrestle at the Henry Doorly Zoo January  31, 2013 in Omaha Neb. The cubs, which were born one month ago, celebrated a one-month birthday party with meat cupcakes. (Photo by Kent Sievers/AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald)

Two lion cubs wrestle at the Henry Doorly Zoo January 31, 2013 in Omaha Neb. The cubs, which were born one month ago, celebrated a one-month birthday party with meat cupcakes. (Photo by Kent Sievers/AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald)




Zen, a Shar Pei puppy, is carried by her owner on a chilly day in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, February 7, 2013. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)

Zen, a Shar Pei puppy, is carried by her owner on a chilly day in Bucharest, Romania, Thursday, February 7, 2013. (Photo by Vadim Ghirda/AP Photo)




Beefy, a Bulldog breed, sits next to his owner Patrick Clemens on the runway of the New Yorkie Runway Doggie Fashion Show in New York February 7, 2013. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

Beefy, a Bulldog breed, sits next to his owner Patrick Clemens on the runway of the New Yorkie Runway Doggie Fashion Show in New York February 7, 2013. (Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)




Masha, an 11 year-old bear from a travelling circus troupe based in Moscow, practises a tightrope walking act during rehearsals at the Circus on Fontanka in St.Petersburg February 1, 2013. The troupe, which has four bears who have completed a three-year training programme, will soon perform for the first time in 20 years in Russia's second city. Picture taken February 1, 2013. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)

Masha, an 11 year-old bear from a travelling circus troupe based in Moscow, practises a tightrope walking act during rehearsals at the Circus on Fontanka in St.Petersburg February 1, 2013. The troupe, which has four bears who have completed a three-year training programme, will soon perform for the first time in 20 years in Russia's second city. Picture taken February 1, 2013. (Photo by Alexander Demianchuk/Reuters)




A horse enjoys the snow on a paddock near Uigendorf, Germany on February 6, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Warnack/Associated Press)

A horse enjoys the snow on a paddock near Uigendorf, Germany on February 6, 2013. (Photo by Thomas Warnack/Associated Press)




Five-year-old jaguar “Nindiri” licks a heart-shaped Valentine's Day treat of frozen beef blood, beef hearts and pieces of meat at the San Diego Zoo in this handout photo courtesy of the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California February 13, 2013. The jaguar family received the “bloodcicles” as an enrichment treat from Zoo keepers, important for the cats, as it keeps the animal stimulated and active, allowing them to show their natural behaviours according to the Zoo. (Photo by Tammy Spratt/Reuters/San Diego Zoo)

Five-year-old jaguar “Nindiri” licks a heart-shaped Valentine's Day treat of frozen beef blood, beef hearts and pieces of meat at the San Diego Zoo in this handout photo courtesy of the San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California February 13, 2013. The jaguar family received the “bloodcicles” as an enrichment treat from Zoo keepers, important for the cats, as it keeps the animal stimulated and active, allowing them to show their natural behaviours according to the Zoo. (Photo by Tammy Spratt/Reuters/San Diego Zoo)
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