In photos: Animals who grabbed headlines this week
From cat shows, to new born zebra foals, ocelots and capybaras, here are animals who grabbed headlines. (Photos: AP)
A Russet-crowned warbler in the Cerro de Pantiacolla mountain in Peru. The high-elevation tropical species lives only near the top of the mountain (above 1350 meters). Between 1985 and 2017, biologists estimate a 72% decline in population on this mountain, as climate change shrinks habitat for ridgetop birds.
A mule stands next to color patterns painted on a school wall in New Delhi, India. The animal is used for transporting construction material and other goods.
The Peterbald cat reacts during an international cat beauty show in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. More than 200 cats entered the international feline beauty competition in the Lithuanian capital.
Clementine, left, a baby zebra, is seen with her mother, Zoe, at Utah's Hogle Zoo.
A Venezuelan male red siskin takes flight in Vargas, Venezuela. The finch-like red siskin is vanishing from the wild at an alarming rate, falling prey to a century of shrinking forests and poachers cashing in on their brilliant red feathers, prized around the world by breeders of exotic birds.
An ocelote cub hides inside a cave at a private zoo where an investigation center to breed Venezuela's red siskin bird is being built in Turmero, Venezuela. The Red Siskin Initiative launched about three years ago on a shoestring budget of less than $100,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and private groups in the U.S. and Venezuela.
A group of Capybaras enter a lake at a private zoo where an investigation center to breed Venezuela's endangered red siskin bird is being built in Turmero, Venezuela.
A Savanna Hawk peers from inside its cage at a private zoo that is building an investigation center to breed Venezuela's endangered red siskin bird in Turmero, Venezuela. The threat of the red siskin disappearing has brought together an international team including scientists from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and poor coffee farmers in Venezuela's remote mountains, all set on rescuing it from extinction.
Ike the llama, middle, who was rescued after three months on the loose in Yellowstone National Park, is pictured with other llamas at Yellowstone Llama in Bozeman, Mont. Susi Huelsmeyer-Sinay captured Ike on Sunday, saying she feared he would not survive the winter in the park. Ike's owner, Beau Baty with Wilderness Ridge Trail Llamas of Idaho Falls, Idaho, said Ike's rescuer was going to keep him.
Joel Rosario rides Game Winner to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Churchill Downs.