Animal photos of the week
2012-05-28 03:10:24 GMT2012-05-28 11:10:24(Beijing Time)
In this photo provided the Wildlife Conservation Society, three North American river otter pups huddle together at the Prospect Park Zoo in New York. The trio were born in February at the zoo in February and according to the Wildlife Conservation Society, who manages the zoo, are the first North American river otters born in a New York City zoo or aquarium since 1956. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society, Julie Larsen Maher)
Asha yawns as she rests atop a rock at the Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Ala Thursday, May 24, 2012. Five African lions born last year at the Birmingham Zoo will be one year old Saturday. The cubs were born on May 25, 2011 to first-time mother, Akili, and father, Kwanza. Their birth is especially significant because a typical litter of lions ranges from two to three cubs. The last litter of lions born at the Birmingham Zoo was in 1982. The cubs weighed between 4 – 6 pounds at birth, and their current weights range between 145 – 170 pounds. (AP Photo/The News, Joe Songer)
In this photo provided by Skazka Zoo, taken May 6, 2012, four white cubs, including a rare albino tiger are seen at the Skazka Zoo in Yalta, Ukraine. A beautiful white tigress was the symbol of Yulia Tymoshenko's presidential election campaign, representing her ferocious resolve.(AP Photo/Skazka Zoo)
Dominga (L), a 14-year-old tapir (Tapirus terrestris), stands next to her one-month-old calf Bala at Parque de Las Leyendas Zoo in Lima May 10, 2012. The tapirs were presented at the park as part of Mother's Day celebrations. (REUTERS/Mariana Bazo)
Bristol Zoo's baby gorilla Kukena holds onto his mother's arm as he ventures out of his enclosure at Bristol Zoo's Gorilla Island on May 4, 2012 in Bristol, England. The seven-month-old western lowland gorilla is starting to find his feet as he learns to walk.
An infant mongoose lemur is shown nestled in the fur of its mother in this handout photo released by Busch Gardens in Tampa April 25, 2012. Earlier this month mongoose lemur twins were born to the popular Florida attraction. The animal is classified as a "vulnerable" species. Busch Gardens takes part in breeding programs for for threatened or endangered species, according to officials. (REUTERS/Matt Marriott/Busch Gardens/Handout)