In Photos: Animals who grabbed headlines this week
From tigers getting married in New Delhi to police dogs getting forever homes after retirement in Ecuador, here are animal headlines. (Photos: AP/ PTI)
Royal Bengal Tiger ‘Karan’ and white Tiger ‘Nirbhaya’ kept in the same enclosure to enable their mating, at Delhi Zoological Park
A female rhino with spotted deer feed on greens at Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati.
Pan Pan, an adult male panda bear cub, explores his enclosure at the Calgary Zoo during the opening of its giant panda habitat, Panda Passage, in Calgary, Alberta.
Photo provided by the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services Department shows two bobcat cubs, one in back only partially visible. Three people suffered bites when the kittens they rescued from a San Antonio alley turned out to be these ravenous bobcat cubs. The caretakers found the blue-eyed, stub-tailed pair on Saturday and, thinking they were Bengal kittens, took them in.
Pphoto provided by John Christensen Jr., Pacific walruses rest on a beach a few miles outside Port Heiden, Alaska. Male walruses traditionally spend summers in the Bering Sea near Bristol Bay about 120 miles north of Port Heiden. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says they may be seeking new foraging grounds.
A police officer receives his new pet, a former police dog, after the official ceremony where 61 police dogs who've spent years sniffing out illegal drugs and who helped rescuers, retired in Quito, Ecuador.
Photo provided by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist nourishes a grizzly bear cub in Nome, Alaska. The cub was found near a sow that has been killed illegally. The cub was flown to Anchorage and is in the care of the Alaska Zoo. The cub is scheduled for placement in a permanent home at Northwest Wildlife Trek Park in Washington state.