Female polar bear Giovanna (front) and male polar bear Knut play in their enclosure at Berlin zoo October 6, 2009. The almost three-year-old female polar bear, who previously lived in a zoo in Munich, has been chosen to become a partner for Knut, a male polar bear who rose to fame when he was hand reared after his mother rejected him in 2006. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch


Owners and their pets attend a mass to commemorate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi in Nice, southeastern France, October 4, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard


A deacon blesses a dog in the Holy Heart church in Schiedam October 4, 2009. Catholic churches around the world hold ceremonies honouring animals on October 4 every year in commemoration of the death of Saint Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, died on October 3, 1226 and was canonised in 1228. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken during Kaparot in the southern city of Ashdod September 27, 2009, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. REUTERS/Amir Cohen


A three-month-old baby crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) swims in its aquarium at the Budapest Zoo September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh


A boy sits next to a rooster at a bird market in Karachi October 4, 2009. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro


Rally, a Pyrenean Shepherd performs with Angela Ewtushik of Ontario, Canada during the Freestyle Flying Disc event at the Incredible Dog Challenge at Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri October 3, 2009. REUTERS/Peter Newcomb


A Swiss rescue worker with her dog prepares to depart for Indonesia for a relief mission at the Swiss Air Rescue base in Kloten October 1, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


A Crowned Eagle is trained by zookeeper Andres Capdevielle before being released in Buenos Aires, September 30, 2009. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian


Pelicans are fed at the Roev Ruchey municipal zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk October 2, 2009. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin


Residents wade with their pig in floodwaters brought on by Typhoon Ketsana, locally known as Ondoy, in Binan Laguna south of Manila September 29, 2009. REUTERS/Erik de Castro


Seven-year-old polar bear Commander Sedov shakes off water in his pool at the Royev Ruchey zoo while playing with a ball in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, October 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin


Five two-months old hedgehogs eat cat food in a garden where they were found last week, in Gelsenkirchen October 6, 2009. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender


Baby Rhinoceros Geraldine runs beside her mother Claudia at the 'Serengeti' Safari park in the northern German village of Hodenhagen October 2, 2009. REUTERS/Christian Charisius


U.S. Marines Corporal Patrick Grandelli from the 8th Marine Regiment, walks during a patrol in Khorakoh village near Garmsir district in Helmand province October 6, 2009. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih


A goat rides in the back of a taxi cab in the West Bank city of Nablus September 28, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis


Rehabilitated African Penguins in boxes await their release at Boulders beach breeding colony in Cape Town September 26, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Wessels


A boy from the Institution for the Blind and Visually Impaired Youth touches a stuffed bear during the representation of animals at Ljubljana's Zoo September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Bor Slana


Rain drips from the ring in the nose of a Simmental Bull in the Livestock section at the Irish National Ploughing Championships in Athy Co.Kildare September 24, 2009. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton


A group of Common Cranes gather in dawn light, on their night-roost on a lake in the German state of Brandenburg, close to Berlin September 26, 2009. REUTERS/Thomas Krumenacker


A dragonfly sits on a twig in Studencice September 26, 2009. REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic


A polar bear swims in its enclosure at the Budapest Zoo September 23, 2009. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh


A shepherd leads his herd to grazing grounds down from the mountains in Zakinskaya hollow, about 70 km (44 miles) south of the southern city of Vladikavkaz, October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Kazbek Basayev