In Photos: Animals who grabbed headlines this week
From a cat's fashion show to one lucky dog who survived the Greek wildfires, here are animals who were in news. (Photos: AP)
Greyhounds race at the Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome in Macau. Asia’s only legally regulated greyhound racetrack, a centerpiece of Macau's gaming tourism history, shut its doors in July, 2018. After rallying for years to shut the Canidrome, notorious for cruel conditions, animal right groups are now seeking to find homes for 533 greyhounds abandoned in kennels on the premises.
A dog that survived the devastating wildfire in Greece, sheltering in an outside brick oven structure where it found refuge July 25, in the coastal Mati district near Athens. Volunteers are seen coaxing the frightened and battered-looking animal out of the brick structure, which stood outside a house, ravaged by the July 23 wildfire in the coastal Mati district near Athens that killed around 90 people.
A fairy-wren. Scientists have discovered that birds can learn to recognize alarm calls of other species, essentially by learning to eavesdrop in a second language. The Australian songbird called the fairy wren isn’t born knowing other birds’ chirps, but it can learn to recognize a few “words.” In a paper published Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, in the journal Current Biology, scientists explained how they taught the birds the distress calls of other species.
A Puma cools off with an ice cube containing frozen meat juice at the Zoo of Vincennes in Paris France, Thursday, Aug, 2, 2018. Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some southern areas.
The current nameless cub of walrus 'Dyna' appears for the first time at its enclosure at the Hagenbeck Animal Park in Hamburg, Germany.
Mark Johnston says he's the only person "Turkey" lets touch him. Garden City, Mich., resident Mark Johnston, 45, says this wild turkey showed up in his back yard about eight months ago during the last snow fall before the spring as the bird hangs out in Johnston's backyard and side yard, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. A Garden City ordinance officer gave him a warning about having the bird on his property then a ticket. Although, when he made a phone call to the MI-DNR, they advised him not to feed or give the bird he calls, "Turkey," any water to make it leave. The bird will probably leave on its own, but that he also needs to pay attention to Michigan wildlife laws.
Aodhan, dressed in fedora outfit is presented on the red carpet during the cat fashion show at the Algonquin Hotel in New York. The event is a fundraiser for the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, which helps support more than 150 animal shelters and rescues in New York.
Twin red pandas huddle with each other at the zoo Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Syracuse, N.Y. Belonging to an endangered species found in Asia, the male cubs, born on June 21, 2018, to the zoo's breeding pair of red pandas, mother Tabei and father Ketu, have been named Loofah and Doofah after characters in "The Land Before Time" animated dinosaur film series.