Mules

Mules search for water on a dried-up pool on the outskirts of Kunming, Yunnan province January 29, 2010. More than three million people faced water shortage as the worst drought in 50 years hit parts of south and southwest China, according to local meteorological officials, Xinhua News Agency reported. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

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A Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus), also known as the Red-backed Sea-eagle, stands inside a cage at Pulau Kotok bird rehabilitation centre in the Thousand Islands, north of Jakarta January 27, 2010. The proud mascot of Indonesia's capital, Brahminy Kites are protected eagles and have been under threat in the Thousand Islands as they were captured and sold illegally as status symbols. Picture taken January 27, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Beawiharta

Dogs

Dogs play in a park as heavy snowfall hits the Hungarian capital of Budapest January 30, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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A picture taken through a window shows one of the eleven day-old male chimpanzee twin cubs lying in the arm of its 29 year-old mother Brigitte at an enclosure of the Walter private zoo in the north-eastern Swiss town of Gossau February 6, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Giraffes

Giraffes eat grass at Al Ain Zoo February 2, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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A newly born grey seal pup lies by his mother Laura at the North Sea Oceanarium in Hirtshals, northern Denmark January 27, 2010. Laura is the first grey seal in captivity in Denmark to give birth to a pup. Ten years ago Laura was found on a beach near Hirthals and brought to the oceanarium, while Luffe, a male grey seal, was brought to the oceanarium five years later. The seal pup is the offspring of Laura and Luffe. Credit: REUTERS/Henning Bagger/Scanpix

Giant

Giant PandaTai Shan eats bamboo at the National Zoo in Washington, in his last public viewing February 3, 2010. The four-year-old panda will be sent to Chengdu, China on Thursday to become part of a breeding program. Credit: REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana

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A white Bengal tiger shakes its head while standing in a moat in its enclosure at the Singapore Zoo January 29, 2010. According to conservation group WWF, there are about as few as 3,200 tigers left in the world and they are considered an endangered species. Credit: REUTERS/Tim Chong

Dogs

Dogs are seen before the start of Sedivackuv Long dog sled race in Destne v Orlickych Horach January 27, 2010. Each year, racers from all over Europe arrive to the village of Destne in Orlicke mountains in Czech Republic to take part in this race series. Credit: REUTERS/David W Cerny

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A herd of camels walk during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in Al Gharbia (the Western Region) of Abu Dhabi, February 8, 2010. The annual event is divided into special shows for camels in the Asayel (pedigree) category and Majahim (dark-skinned) category. Credit: REUTERS/Jumana El-Heloueh

One

One of two ten-week-old Asiatic Lion cubs explores its outside enclosure for the first time at London Zoo August 13, 2009. The two cubs are the first to be born at the zoo for over ten years to their mother Abi who was the last cub to be born at the zoo in 1999. Credit: REUTERS/Stephen Hird

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A baby gibbon sits on a swing in its enclosure in Vienna's Schoenbrunn zoo, in this photograph released by the zoo on February 3, 2010. The gibbon, born on September 23, 2009, has yet to be sexed and named. Credit: REUTERS/Vienna Zoo/Norbert Potensky/Handout

Swans

Swans swim at a lake with the air temperature at about minus 22 degrees Celsius (minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit) on the outskirts of Minsk January 27, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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A flight of spectacled teals fly over the Lake of Geumgang in Gunsan, about 270 km (168 miles) south of Seoul, in this photo released on February 8, 2010. Credit: REUTERS/Office of Gunsan City/Handout

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A pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensi) opens its mouth as it waits to be fed inside its enclosure at the Singapore Zoo January 29, 2010. The pygmy hippopotamus is considered endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Credit: REUTERS/Tim Chong