Monday, August 8, 2011

Amazing News and Scene of Animals

A boy walks his goat and monkey while looking for spectators in Lahore, Pakistan, to earn money to support his family

A 28-day-old golden tiger cub is bottle-fed by a chimpanzee at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo in Samut Prakan province on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

Heil Kitler! Staff at an animal charity have named an abandoned kitten "Kitler" - because she bears an uncanny resemblance to the Nazi leader. The six-week-old cat - which was abandoned at the roadside - earned the moniker because of her distinctive black moustache. Staff at Wood Green animal shelter in Godmanchester, Cambs., say they are struggling to find her a loving home because of her unusual markings.

This deer picked a fight with a plastic model he thought was a real-life rival. The animal attacked after spotting the fake deer apparently trespassing on its territory in Western Montana. The buck fronted up the plastic model, and when the model showed no sign of stepping down, the deer launched at it with his impressive antlers, ramming it until it lay in bits, its head knocked off.

An elderly giant panda has given birth to a female cub at a research base in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province. Li Li gave birth to the 161g female cub at 14:51 on July 24th after 128 days of pregnancy. Giant Pandas have an average life span of 25 years and Li Li is 19, which is equal to a human age of about 78. Following the birth, they added, she showed great mothering instincts, biting off the cord and carefully picking the youngster up. Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base now has 97 pandas and is the world's largest base for giant pandas.

Gogo the polar bear grabs an ice cube containing apples at Tennoji Zoo in Osaka, western Japan

A polar bear eats an ice fruit cake inside its enclosure at Prague Zoo

Six-year-old male panda Weiwei steps onto an ice cube to cool itself down at a zoo in Wuhan, Hubei province.

A tiger keeps cool in the water at the Bronx Zoo as the temperature reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4C) in New York City

Colchester Zoo's tigers Igor and Anoushka enjoy playing with redundant fire hoses donated by the Fire and Rescue team at London Stansted airport

One of the two newly-born Sri Lankan leopard cubs is carried by her mother Sariska during presentation to the public for the first time at Bratislava's Zoo

Nayana, a 5-week-old Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) cub, receives a medical examination by veterinary surgeons at Bratislava Zoo

A duck had a very lucky escape when a sneaky predator made a swipe for it. The lynx had spotted a tasty duck bobbing about on a pond and, after creeping up through long grass, made a leap with claws outstretched. But the duck made a life-saving flap for freedom as the lynx's paws narrowly missed its prize.

Brown bears fishing for salmon at Brooks Falls, in Katmai National Park, Alaska

A cow stumbles upon a group of crocodiles. The animal appeared to walk directly into the jaws of death after wandering away from its herd in search of some tasty vegetation. But it appeared to have a lucky escape from the croc species, known as caimans, and was left alone. Photographer Robert Mooney snapped the shot in the Pantanal wetlands, Brazil. The 50-year-old, from Arlington, in Virginia, America, was amazed the cow dared to stroll among the crocs with such apparent ease.

Britain's fattest orangutan has lost a fifth of her body weight after changing her ways. Tubby Oshine tipped the scales at 100kg - more than double her natural weight - and after switching to a new regime has lost 20kg in the last 11 months. The 14-year-old ape has cut out sweets, jelly and marshmallows and instead tucks into a healthy diet of fruit, vegetables and plenty of exercise. Oshine arrived at Monkey World in Dorset last year from Johannesburg in South Africa having been kept as a pet for 13 years. Her sedentary and unnatural lifestyle meant her weight rocketed...

...Now following intensive work by keepers at the rescue centre, Oshine has lost a fifth of her weight, is exercising, scaling a 20-metre climbing frame and has even adopted an orphaned baby orangutan named Silvestre.

Pretty bouquets of edible flowers were given to primates at Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks in Kent as part of an enrichment programme.Gibbons, langurs and gorillas were given bunches of edible violas with the aim of providing additional sensory stimulation as the flowers taste, smell and look different to their usual diet...

Research and enrichment officer Mark Kingston-Jones said: "The langurs and gibbons were very curious when they saw the bouquets - even though the taste did not appeal to some they were all interested in the different scents that the flowers provided. This enabled us to give them sensory enrichment through smell and colour."

A proboscis monkey eats at Apenheul Zoo near Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The Apenheul is the only zoo outside Asia that has proboscis monkeys. Three males arrived from Singapore on 23 July and have gone on show to the public for the first time.

Three cottontop tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) sit inside their compound at the Thurinigian Zoopark in Erfurt, Germany

A giraffe swats away an ostrich with his tail at Madrid Zoo

Felix the elephant celebrates his first birthday with his brother Dinkar at Erlebnis Zoo in Hannover, Germany.

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