Wildlife snapshots

Our favorite wildlife animal photos from this week's news stories.

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A gorilla holds her baby in Moscow Zoo, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. The baby gorilla was born at Moscow Zoo last Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

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In this Dec. 31, 2012 photo, Johari, a 3-and-half-year-old female cheetah, chases after a mechanized toy during a performance on the Cheetah Run at Safari Park, in Escondido, Calif. While moving at high speed, Johari is not at full speed, evidence by the fact her ears are visible. Cheetahs use their tails like a rotor to balance while they are running. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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Tourists Alexandre Casias, center back, and Emilie Vachon, not in photo, from Montreal in Canada, have their car raided by Baboons, at Millers Point on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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A young deer hides amongst the autumnal bracken at the National Trust's Dunham Massey park on October 17, 2012 in Knutsford, England. As summer draws to a close the cooler temperatures bring on the Autumn foliage colours. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Zebras stand in their enclosure at the Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, Thursday, July 12, 2012.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Amur tiger twin cubs (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Siberian tiger, sit side by side during a press presentation in the Leipzig Zoo in Leipzig, central Germany Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. The two Amur tiger babies were born on July 20, 2012. The still nameless tigers have achieved a weight of about 9 kilogram in the meantime. The Amur tiger is the largest living felid. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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A mother toque macaque, which is a kind of monkey from Ceylon, holds her male baby at Zoo Berlin on October 23, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The baby monkey was born on August 23. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Flamingos are pictured on the shores of Lake Bogoria Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

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A newborn red vari lemur with his mother at the Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, Thursday, July 12, 2012. The lemurs originate from Madagascar and its the first time babies have been born. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Female liliger cub Kiara, a hybrid between a lion and a ligress, at the Novosibirsk Zoo, in Novosibirsk, eastern Sibiria, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Kiara is the first female liliger born over a month ago at the Novosibirsk Zoo. Kiara's mother, Zita, stopped producing milk almost immediately after giving birth, so Zoo employees placed Kiara in a separate facility and feed her with a special milk mix. The cub plays with a house cat which also provides motherly warmth. (AP Photo /Ilnar Salakhiev)

A sun bear reacts to triple-digit temperatures at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., Friday, July 6, 2012. The temperature reached 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.5 Celsius) Friday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)