Pets of the week in pictures

• Animals of this week in photographs

A selection of the most interesting animals of photographs taken in the last week zoos and reserves around the world.

Pets of the week in pictures

snow leopard in the center of the German organization Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union in the village Semenovka near Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan.

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A bee on a hibiscus flower in Ludwigsburg in Germany.

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sea lions in the Avacha Bay off the coast of Kamchatka in Russia.

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The Swan at Lake Coniston Water in the Lake District and the county of Cumbria in England.

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Cubs gelada in zoological and botanical garden of William in Stuttgart, Germany.

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The red kite bird show in the wildlife park Tripsdrill in cleebronn, Germany.

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Fry eel caught in the vicinity of Brewer, Maine, United States.

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Egrets County Xuyi County District Huai'an City, Jiangsu Province, China.

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Smooth Newt in Bleenpennale, Wales, UK.

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A rare pine marten, which was photographed by camera traps in the county of Yorkshire in the UK for the first time in 35 years.

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Dragonfly Pachydiplax longipennis on the faded flowers Monarda in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Wood mouse eating daisy seeds in Stirling, Scotland.

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Flamingos in the lagoon almost dried up in the municipality of Fuente de Piedra in the province of Malaga in Spain.

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The snake Natrix helvetica, which belongs to endangered species, in England.

Pets of the week in pictures

Bird-Secretary in the reserve World of Birds Wildlife Sanctuary in Cape Town, South Africa.