Animal pictures of the week

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an ice cube filled with apples, fish and carrots at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany
Young polar bear Wilbaer, right, and his mother Corinna enjoy Wilbaer’s birthday cake: an ice cube filled with apples, fish and carrots at the Wilhelma Zoo in Stuttgart, Germany
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Penguins clad in Santa Claus costumes entertain a group of children at an amusement park in Yongin, Gyoenggi Province, South Korea
Penguins clad in Santa Claus costumes entertain a group of children at an amusement park in Yongin, Gyoenggi Province, South Korea
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A hummingbird feeds in Los Angeles
A hummingbird feeds in Los Angeles
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A snowy owl watches visitors at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany
A snowy owl watches visitors at the zoo
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A monkey picks flowers off a barbed wire fence by a road in New Delhi
A monkey picks flowers off a barbed wire fence by a road in New Delhi
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Kiara, a female African lion carries one of her cubs in their enclosure at Belgrade Zoo
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A white African lion cub, one of two born at Belgrade Zoo in Serbia, plays with another cub
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Two cubs born to a white Bengal tiger play with a ball at the Nandankanan Zoological park on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India
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Two tigers yawn in the zoo of Frankfurt Main, Germany
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A woman holds a sphynx cat during a cat show in Minsk, Belarus
A woman holds a sphynx cat during a cat show in Minsk, Belarus
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Frankie the cat with some of the 35 teddies and plush toys that his owner believes he has stolen from other people's homes in Swindon
Frankie the cat with some of the 35 teddies and plush toys that his owner believes he has stolen from other people’s homes in Swindon
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Henry the elderly veiled chameleon is feeling a bit off-colour - after falling off<br /> his branch and suffering a slipped disc
Henry the elderly veiled chameleon is feeling a bit off-colour – after falling off
his branch and suffering a slipped disc
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A duck which had broken its beak recovers at Wildlives Animal Rescue<br /> and Rehabilitation Centre in Thorrington, near Colchester, Essex
A duck which had broken its beak recovers at Wildlives Animal Rescue
and Rehabilitation Centre in Thorrington, near Colchester, Essex
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Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park
Deer graze on a frosty morning in Richmond Park
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Shaggy the two-year-old reindeer who has to wear a specially made reindeer toupe, after he lost his antlers during the rutting season
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Pigeon Birth Control

From the big cat:

First they came for the PIGEONS.

THEY could just try SHOOTING the damn things- I never was found of SKY RATS.  Actually, it doesn’t really surprise me any that some NYC clown wants to give pigeons BIRTH CONTROL pills.

What shocks me is that nobody’s pushing SEX ED or suggesting passing out little CONDOMS to passing birds.

NYC Taxpayers May Soon Be Funding ‘Pigeon Czar’.

Pigeon enthusiast Albert Sima says the city should forget about plans to bring hawks and falcons to scare pigeons away. He says the city tried that before and it didn’t work. What he likes is the councilman’s proposal to put out pigeon feed that is packed with birth control.

Anyone who believes that New York City has money to waste can certainly point to their pigeon czar as government idiocy personified.