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These amorous black-tailed prairie marmots have been dubbed Edward   and Bella by keepers at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria

These amorous black-tailed prairie marmots – whispering sweet nothings into each other’s ears – have been dubbed Edward and Bella by keepers at South Lakes Wild Animal Park in Cumbria

Two male polar bears launch themselves on each other and wrestle   in a bid for supremacy. Photographer Andrew Castellano said: 'The photos   were taken near Churchill, Canada on the edge of Hudson Bay. I was   there with the film crew for an upcoming IMAX film called 'To The Arctic   3D' which will be released next year'

Two male polar bears launch themselves on each other and wrestle in a bid for supremacy. Photographer Andrew Castellano said: “The photos were taken near Churchill, Canada on the edge of Hudson Bay. I was there with the film crew for an upcoming IMAX film called ‘To The Arctic 3D’ which will be released next year”

Polar bear Knut catches a fish as he is fed in his enclosure at   the zoo in Berlin

Polar bear Knut catches a fish as he is fed in his enclosure at the zoo in Berlin

This Round Stingray was still smiling despite being washed up on a   California beach - and some say it's a dead ringer for rock legend Mick   Jagger.  The 'smiling' fish appeared to have a fixed grin and lips just   like the Rolling Stones frontman when it was found at Marina del Rey

This Round Stingray was still smiling despite being washed up on a California beach – and some say it’s a dead ringer for rock legend Mick Jagger. The “smiling” fish appeared to have a fixed grin and lips just like the Rolling Stones frontman when it was found at Marina del Rey

A member of the Spanish Guardia Civil controls the traffic as an   hippo walks free at the main road A-52 near Benavente in Zamora   province, north-western Spain. The animal was being transported in a   lorry when its food, consisting of straw, started to burn, which forced   the driver to take the hippo out to ditch and to try to extinguish the   fire

A member of the Spanish Guardia Civil controls the traffic as an hippo walks free at the main road A-52 near Benavente in Zamora province, north-western Spain. The animal was being transported in a lorry when its food, consisting of straw, started to burn, which forced the driver to take the hippo out to ditch and to try to extinguish the fire

Blackbird chicks open their mouths during feeding at the Wildlife   hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv

Blackbird chicks open their mouths during feeding at the Wildlife hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv

Rinat Matalon of the Wildlife Veterinary hospital feeds a baby   desert porcupine at a hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv. The hospital   treats about 2,000 animals each year, many of which are rescued after   suffering injuries in the wild

Rinat Matalon of the Wildlife Veterinary hospital feeds a baby desert porcupine at a hospital in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv. The hospital treats about 2,000 animals each year, many of which are rescued after suffering injuries in the wild

This is McQueen Dream the hairless Sphynx kitten. They may look   like a cross between ET and a Gremlin, but these Sphynx cats are   fetching up to £3,000 a time as the latest must-have pet. They are   perfect for asthma sufferers or those who are sick of cleaning fur from   their furniture....

This is McQueen Dream the hairless Sphynx kitten. They may look like a cross between ET and a Gremlin, but these Sphynx cats are fetching up to £3,000 a time as the latest must-have pet. They are perfect for asthma sufferers or those who are sick of cleaning fur from their furniture

Meishan pigs walk through their enclosure at the Tierpark   Friedrichsfelde zoo in Berlin

Meishan pigs walk through their enclosure at the Tierpark Friedrichsfelde zoo in Berlin

A roadrunner carrying a lizard in its beak surveys its   surroundings before scampering away for a better place to finish its   meal at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA

A roadrunner carrying a lizard in its beak surveys its surroundings before scampering away for a better place to finish its meal at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA

A newborn kitten, named Two Face, is held at the Kanawha   Charleston Humane Association in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. The   kitten was born with a rare condition called diprosopus, which means the   kitten literally has two faces. Two Face has four eyes, two noses and   two mouths

A newborn kitten, named Two Face, is held at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association in Charleston, West Virginia, USA. The kitten was born with a rare condition called diprosopus, which means the kitten literally has two faces. Two Face has four eyes, two noses and two mouths