Senior Captain Chatchavarl Meesawasdi, Naval Rating school commander, gives a banana to a long-tailed macaque on Kledkaew island, Sattahip district, Chonburi province October 21, 2009. Hundreds of monkeys live on the offshore island which is located within the Naval training base. The Navy regularly supplies food to the monkeys after reports that many drowned while trying to catch fish from the sea. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom


Asian elephant calf Ganesh Vijay picks up flowers after being blessed by Brahmin Shree Mahendra Pandya at a traditional Hindu ceremony at Twycross Zoo in Twycross, central England October 21, 2009. The elephant calf born at the zoo on August 6 by artificial insemination, was formally named and blessed for good health during a traditional Hindu ceremony. REUTERS/Darren Staples


Mercedes the polar bear makes her debut public appearance at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, Scotland October 22, 2009. Mercedes, the only polar bear in a UK zoo, was taken to the Wildlife Park on Monday. The polar bear had been at the zoo for 25 years, after being rescued from Canada where she scheduled to be shot after wandering into a local town on numerous occasions. The zoo has been moving animals that are better suited to colder climates to the wildlife park. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne


An unnamed male Tasmanian Devil cub receives a health check in his enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo October 22, 2009. Four six months old Tasmanian Devil cubs are having health checks and paternity test to avoid their extinction from a rare transmission cancer called Devil Facial Tumour Disease. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz


A novice Tibetan monk carries a cat at Lower Wutun Monastery in Tongren, Qinghai province October 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee


Bear Bjork drinks water in the new built bear park (Baerenpark) in Bern October 22, 2009. The new bear park with a total of 6,000 square meters, was built to replace the old bear pit (Baerengraben) which construction goes back to the year 1857. The park will open for the public on October 25. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer


A dog dressed as a Rastafarian participates in the Family Pet Festival in Cali October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga


Horses are seen at an animal market in the town of Khoiniki, some 350 km (217 miles) southeast of the capital Minsk October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko


Japan's Prince Hisahito touches a guinea pig as he visits the Ueno Zoological Gardens in Tokyo October 26, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato


Monkeys watch from an abandoned building in New Delhi's business district October 27, 2009. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause


Whirl, a two-year-old-Amur tiger, plays with a pumpkin at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, October 28, 2009. Zookeepers fed pumpkins to the zoo's lions, tigers, bears and gorillas, in honor of the upcoming October 31 Halloween holiday. REUTERS/John Gress


A yak grazes on a grass patch some 3,000 metres (9,842 feet) above sea level in the mountains outside Almaty November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov