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A dog runs around a bank while civilians receive a one-time cash donation from Russian-backed rebels on February 25, 2015, in Debaltseve, Ukraine.

Animals in the News

A dog runs around a bank while civilians receive a one time cash donation from Russian backed rebels on February 2015 in Debaltseve, Ukraine.

The grandchildren of a Palestinian man, Saad al-Jamal, pet two lion cubs outside their family house in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on March 19, 2015. Al-Jamal, who says he bought the two-month-old cubs from the Rafah Zoo, lives with the animal inside this family home.

Animals in the News

Zoo staff Sholpan Abdibekova and Tomiris, a 5-year-old chimpanzee, react as they watch a BBC environmental program in a primate winter enclosure in Almaty on March 6, 2015. Zoo employees screen various wildlife TV programs to primates like Tomiris, who were born in the zoo, to help their development at the zoo.

Animals in the News

Zoo staff Sholpan Abdibekova and Tomiris, a five-year-old chimpanzee, react as they watch a BBC environmental programme in a primate winter enclosure in Almaty, Kazakhstan March REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Swans swim over a lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit) as steam ascends above the water during sunset near the village of Urozhainy, Russia, on January 26, 2015.

Animals in the News

Swans swim over a lake, with the air temperature at about minus 35 degrees Celsius (minus 31 degrees Fahrenheit) as steam ascends above the water during sunset near the village of Urozhainy, Russia, on January - Animals in the News - The Atlantic

A giant panda in a zoo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on January 15, 2015

Animals in the News

A panda bear sits on a logs in a zoo on January 2015 in Hangzhou, China. (Photo by Feature China/Barcroft Media)

A gray whale (<em>Eschrichtius robustus</em>) emerges from the waters of the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon, Baja California Sur state, Mexico, on March 3, 2015. The Pacific gray whales have been protected since 1947 and are at the center of a growing whale-sightseeing industry. Their numbers have dropped by a third, from around 26,000 in the late 1990s. Whales go to Laguna de Liebre and others lagoons off Mexico's northwest Baja California peninsula, where grey whales breed and nurse their calves…

Animals in the News

A dog walks the runway during a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on February 12, 2015.

Animals in the News

A dog walks the runway during a New York Pet Fashion Show event during Fashion Week in the Manhattan borough of New York on February

Bats hang from the roof of a cave in Mikulov, Czech Republic, on March 9, 2015. Up to 600 bats spend the winter here in the caves.

Animals in the News

Bats hang from the roof of a cave in Mikulov, Czech Republic, on March Up to 600 bats spend the winter here in the caves.

A man rides a horse with a child through the flames during the "Luminarias" annual religious celebration on the night before Saint Anthony's, patron of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Madrid, on January 16, 2014. According to tradition that dates back 500 years, people ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of this small village to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires.

Animals in the News

A Man Rides A Horse With A Child Through The Flames During The "Luminarias" Annual Religious Celebration In San Bartolome De Los Pinares

Thousands of Buddhists gathered at Thailand's Wat Dhammakaya on Wednesday to observe Makha Bucha, a religious holiday that marks the anniversary of Buddha's mass sermon to the first 1,250 newly ordained monks 2,558 years ago.

The Symmetry and Shapes of Makha Bucha at Wat Dhammakaya

- Million golden Buddha figurine in Wat Phra Dhammakaya. Buddhist temple in Bangkok, Thailand

A cat carries a fish on Aoshima Island on February 25, 2015.

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

An army of cats rules Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture in southern Japan. Curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one.

Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture of southern Japan on February 25, 2015.

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one

Japan's Cat Island: Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village.

A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island'

Cats crowd the harbour on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture. An army of cats rules the remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village that is overrun with felines outnumbering humans six to one

A swan swims in the early spring sun at the inner city harbor in Berlin, on March 5, 2013. (Credit: Markus Schreiber/AP)

A swan swims in the early spring sun at the inner city harbour in Berlin, Tuesday, March After a period of grey and cold weather a few days of clear and sunny weather are expected for the German capital.

Two deer clash antlers during a misty morning in Richmond Park, south west London, on September 27, 2013. (Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters)

Two deer clash antlers during a misty morning in Richmond Park, south west London, on September (Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters)

The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best—blending in. (Credit: Graham McGeorge/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

Portrait of an Eastern Screech Owl Photo and caption by Graham McGeorge/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Masters of disguise. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best.