In Photos: Animals who grabbed headlines this week
Frome flamingoes playing in Israel, to cheetah triplets born in Germany and cow worship in Nepal or the devastating California wildfires, here are animals who grabbed headlines this week. (Photos: AP)
A Hindu devotee feed a cow after worshiping the animal during the Tihar festival in Kathmandu. (AP)
Greyhound dogs sprint around a turn during a race at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Florida greyhound racing will soon hit the finish line as the sport suffered a rout at the ballot box. The state voted 69 to 31 percent Tuesday, Nov. 6, to pass Amendment 13, which bans the sport beginning on Jan. 1, 2021.
A harem of Steller sea lions with one large male, several females and their pups on Gillon Point at Agattu Island, Alaska. An Alaska salmon boat skipper has been fined $20,000 for killing endangered Steller sea lions with shotguns, according to federal prosecutors
Flamingos play in a pond near Gan Shmuel, Israel. Israel is a popular stopping-point on the migration routes for more than 400 species of birds on the way to Africa and back to Europe during the year.
An escaped pet Asian water monitor lizard is shown after it was captured. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said Thursday the Asian water monitor lizard measures over 8 feet (2.5 meters) long.
Cheetah mother Isantya looks at its three little babys at their enclosure at the zoo in Muenster, Germany, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The triplets were born on Oct.4, 2018 and start to explore their enclosure today. The zoo in Muenster is well known for the successful cheetah breed, about 50 of the endangered animals were born in the zoo since the seventies.
Cathy Fallon pets her dog Shiloh at their home Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Paradise, Calif. Shiloh was burned when a wildfire scorched the property, burning down Fallon's home.