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A monkey on sale for $800 picks through a handler’s hair, searching for lice, in a pet shop in Baghdad, Iraq. The sale of wildlife and trafficking of endangered species has been largely ignored by Iraq’s government. Conservation groups warn that the wildlife trade is on the increase as people have fewer concerns about going out shopping and more money to spend

A member of staff at the Weymouth Sealife centre bottle feeds a Cuvier dwarf caiman crocodile with a cricket in a baby’s bottle

An elephant nicknamed Troublesome is snapped taking a drink from the pool at Etali Safari Lodge, South Africa. Susan Potgieter, owner of the lodge, said: “When I first saw the photograph of her drinking I couldn’t believe it. It was something of a relief because we had been trying to work out why the pool had been draining so quickly for weeks but couldn’t find a leak anywhere”

Colin the baby goat stands on the back of a donkey named Jenny at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Branton

Smoke, a 39-year-old harbour seal at the New England Aquarium, is presented with a special present for her birthday

Lucifer, a 7 year-old Asian lion, plays with a football painted in the colours of the flag of St. George in its new improved paddock at the ZSL London Zoo…

…Abi, an 11 year-old lioness (right), and cub Rubi play with a football at ZSL London Zoo

After 3 months in quarantine, a pride of thirteen lions – rescued from poor conditions in a zoo in Romania – are released into their new reserves at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A female cheetah Rukia, left, grooms another cheetah named Chiku as they take a break in the shade at The Indianapolis Zoo

A 288-pound baby elephant stands near her mother at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The female calf was born May 20, 2010 after a 22-month gestation. This is the fifth elephant born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort

A member of staff at the Weymouth Sealife centre bottle feeds a Cuvier dwarf caiman crocodile with a cricket in a baby’s bottle

Jawara, a 2-year-old giraffe at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, USA, interacts with an African spurred tortoise in an outdoor yard at the zoo

Jawara, a 2-year-old giraffe at the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, Illinois, USA, interacts with an African spurred tortoise in an outdoor yard at the zoo

There is a reason Kimba the cat looks extra white and fluffy – she’s been through a washing machine spin cycle.

Kamal, a Malayan tapir which was born at Edinburgh Zoo last month, explores its enclosure

A grey squirrel warns off a pigeon who was trying to steal his nuts in a back garden in the Queens Park area of Brighton

Mother panda Lin Hui enjoys fruits during the first birthday celebration of her daughter Lin Ping at Chiang Mai zoo in Thailand

Mei, a 25-year-old orangutan, is shown at Monkey Jungle in Miami, Florida, USA

A newborn Pileated Gibbon (as yet unnamed) and its mother Ivy at Blackpool Zoo

A Common Marmoset enjoys a date-filled ice cream at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland

A Canada goose gosling shakes off after a swim in a pond on the Brighton Dale golf course near Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

A dog competes during the 5th annual Loews Coronado bay resort surf dog competition in Imperial Beach, south of San Diego, California

Paris Humfrey comes off her mount as she competes in the 3-5 year-old Mutton Bustin’ event at the Little Britches rodeo in High River, Altberta, Canada

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