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20 Amazing Animal Photos

A baby crocodile makes an unlikely friend as a snail climbs
A baby crocodile makes an unlikely friend as a snail climbs all over its face at a crocodile farm in Tangerang in Indonesia. While the pair struck up an unusual friendship designer Kurit Afsheen managed to capture the moment.
Picture: Kurit Afsheen/Solent News

This leopard got itself into a prickly situation when it tried to lunch on a porcupine.

This leopard got itself into a prickly situation when it tried to lunch on a porcupine. The feline was resting in a tree beside a road in Kruger National Park in South Africa when the unsuspecting rodent wandered underneath it. After the leopard was injured in its initial attack, it backed off from the porcupine and then went in for a second assault. The porcupine managed to make it across the road but was eventually taken down by the big cat.Picture: Yusuf Chavoos/Solent News

 

A pair of ducklings rescued from a drain in Queensland, Australia

A pair of ducklings rescued from a drain in Queensland, Australia
Picture: Simmonds/Newspix/REX

 

a polar bear chilling at Wapusk National Park, Canada

Photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza captured this incredible image of a polar bear chilling at Wapusk National Park, Canada
Picture: HotSpot Media

 

An hungry bird waits for its breakfast in the Peak District

An hungry bird waits for its breakfast in the Peak District
Picture: Villager Jim/Ross Parry

 

Children feed a giraffe at a zoo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China

Children feed a giraffe at a zoo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China
Picture: REUTERS

 

human 'dad' Ben Britton offering support to 8-month-old lion cub 'Mal' as they went for a swim in the pond

When you’re not quite sure about getting your paws wet it can be comforting to have a parent there to give some encouragement. In this case it was human ‘dad’ Ben Britton offering support to 8-month-old lion cub ‘Mal’ as they went for a swim in the pond at Wild Animal Encounters in Sydney, Australia. At first Mal hesitantly got his feet wet, but it wasn’t long before he found his courage and plunged into the water. It was then a quick spot of lion paddle before enjoying a congratulatory cuddle from Ben. Ben became adoptive dad to Mal and his two siblings when they were rejected by their mother. Wild Animal Encounters recently celebrated the launch of its new charitable foundation that will work to support WAE’s efforts to conserve wildlife both in Australia and overseas, with a keen focus on the African Lion.
Picture: Gregg Porteous/Newspix/REX

 

Kivu the 13-year-old Western lowland gorilla exercises on his gym

Kivu the 13-year-old Western lowland gorilla exercises on his gym at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park in Devon
Picture: Chris Rockey/REX

 

Visitors look at argalis at a zoo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China

Visitors look at argalis at a zoo in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, ChinaPicture: REUTERS

 

Benjamin Miller, 20, from Georgia, in the US, is gored by a bull during the 'Carnaval del Toro' in Ciudad Rodrig

Benjamin Miller, 20, from Georgia, in the US, is gored by a bull during the ‘Carnaval del Toro’ in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain. He is now recovering in hospital in western Salamanca.
Picture: AP Photo/Jose Vicente

 

A polar bear appears to knock on the door of a wooden cabin

A polar bear appears to knock on the door of a wooden cabin – as onlookers peer out at their surprise guest. The inquisitive bear had been drawn to the lodge by the smell of food – and looked as if he was inviting himself to dinner…
Picture: Terry Allen / Barcroft Media

 

A pair of white Bengal tiger cubs

A pair of white Bengal tiger cubs that were abandoned by their mother are shown off to the media at the Xantus Janos Zoo in Gyor, 120 kms west of Budapest, Hungary
Picture: AP Photo/MTI, Csaba Krizsan

 

A five month old giant panda plays with a toy sheep

A five month old giant panda plays with a toy sheep offered by its breeders at Chime Long Safari Park in Guangzhou, China
Picture: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media

 

Greyhounds scamper after a 'hare' during a race meeting at The Meadows Greyhound track in Melbourne, Australia

Greyhounds scamper after a ‘hare’ during a race meeting at The Meadows Greyhound track in Melbourne, Australia. The greyhound racing industry is under scrutiny following a Four Corners investigation that revealed trainers and owners across Australia allegedly used illegal training methods of live baiting to improve the dog’s performance.
Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

 

a pair of brown bear cubs play fight in a Bavarian Forest in Germany

Italian photographer Alberto Ghizzi Panizza captured the moment a pair of brown bear cubs play fight in a Bavarian Forest in Germany
Picture: HotSpot Media

 

Chimpanzee female 'Babeta' relaxes in her enclosure at Zoo Dvur Kralove nad Labem

Chimpanzee female ‘Babeta’ relaxes in her enclosure at Zoo Dvur Kralove nad Labem in the Czech Republic
Picture: Action Press/REX

 

A determined red ant effortlessly picks up a caterpillar using its jaws.

A determined red ant effortlessly picks up a caterpillar using its jaws. Teenager Frenki Jung captured the moment in his back garden in Sambas, Indonesia.
Picture: Frenki Jung/Solent

 

A female eagle swoops down on a male in a vicious unprovoked attack.

A female eagle swoops down on a male in a vicious unprovoked attack. The fight erupted when a male happened to stray too close her territory, sending the famished female into a fit of rage. After crashing into its target, the golden eagle was sent tumbling over a rock into a cloud of powdery snow, sparking an epic eight minute brawl.
Picture: Caters

 

A family of lemurs settle down to a meal at the Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao

A family of lemurs settle down to a meal at the Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province
Picture: REUTERS/China Daily

 

An injured frilled neck lizard is being cared for at the Ark Animal Hospital in Darwin, Australia.

An injured frilled neck lizard is being cared for at the Ark Animal Hospital in Darwin, Australia. The female lizard looked ‘almost dead’ when she was brought to the hospital and was severely dehydrated.
Picture: Helen Orr/Rex