Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Daily Beast - Valentine's Day Special - February 14, 2012

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A pair of Caribbean flamingos extend their heads and necks in a heart shape as flamingos perform courtship dances at the Saitama Children's Zoo in Higashimatsuyama, Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo.

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REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
An African giraffe, Mas Sura, licks its four-day-old baby at Malaysia's National Zoo in Kuala Lumpur.

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REUTERS/Srdjan Zivulovic
Brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub Medo plays with the Logar family dog in Podvrh village, central Slovenia.  The Slovenian Logar family has adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard.

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AFP PHOTO / ROLAND WEIHRAUCH  
Orang-utan baby "Changi" kisses his mother "Lea" at the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany.

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REUTERS/David Gray
A German Shepherd dog known as 'Pepper' sits with two endangered Bengal Tiger cubs and a Cougar cub (R) at the home of Veterinary Surgeon Rob Zammit in the outer Sydney suburb of Windsor.  Zammit took the orphaned cubs into his care after their mothers rejected them as a result of
recent heavy rains scaring them into focusing on their own survival. Zammit's dog then stepped in to help them with supervising their cleaning and toilet training.

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AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Paul Chouy
Martha cuddles her baby gorilla on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville. The as of yet un-named baby gorilla was born at 6am on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 and zookeepers have kept their distance to allow the rare and endangered gorillas to bond.

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AFP PHOTO / DAVID EBENER
One of two polar bear cubs namd Gregor and Aleut licks their mother Vera at the Tiergarten zoo in Nuremberg, southern Germany.

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AFP PHOTO    FRANK RUMPENHORST
Gorilla mother Dian holds her baby Quembo at the zoo in Frankfurt/M., western Germany.

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AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama
Japanese Macaque monkeys groom each other, sitting in a hot spring in the snow at Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, Nagano prefecture, central Japan.

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STR New / Reuters
A mouse rides on the back of a frog in floodwaters in the northern Indian city Lucknow.

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REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang  SS/TW
A piglet sleeps on a tiger at Siracha zoo, 80 km (50 miles) east of the Thai capital Bangkok. The zoo is trying to boost visitor numbers by teaching domestic animals such as pigs, and wild animals such as tigers, to live together in harmony from an early age.

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REUTERS/Nir Elias
A Bedlington Terrier (L) and a Pomeranian Spitz look at each other during the International Dog Show in Afula, Israel.

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