In Photos: Animals who grabbed headlines this week
From rehabilitated circus lions, to gorillas, new born monkeys and a fair for camels in India, here are animals who were in news. (Photos: AP)
Swans swim on the Elbe river in front of the old town of Dresden, eastern Germany.
Paris police officers found a lion cub in a Lamborghini during a traffic stop on the city's famed Champs-Elysees. The cub, named Putin but known as Dadou, is less than two months old, according to the French animal protection agency now caring for it.
Red panda cub Zeya looks up from a perch in a temporary outdoor enclosure she shares with her twin sister and mother during a media preview of the animals at the Woodland Park Zoo.
A woman in her traditional attire walks among a herd of camel during the annual Pushkar Camel Fair.
A golden-bellied mangabey with her newborn cub at their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo, Hungary. The baby monkey was born on October 22. The golden-bellied mangabey is extremely rare, there are only 12 zoos on the world in which they can be found.
Marine mammal experts attach satellite tracking transmitters to twin juvenile manatees Millennium, left, and Falcon, right, before their release Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Key Largo, Fla. Both manatees were rescued by the Florida Keys-based Dolphin Research Center in October 2016 after their mother, Bonnie, was accidentally killed by a boat strike. Weighing about 100 pounds each, they were transferred to the Miami Seaquarium and subsequently sent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for rehabilitation. They weighed 600 pounds each before being released.
Polar bears are seen on Wrangel Island in the Arctic Circle. A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change. Lead author Eric Regehr of the University of Washington says the Chukchi may be buffered from some effects of ice loss. Regehr says polar bears can build fat reserves and the Chukchi's abundant seal population may allow bears to compensate for a loss of hunting time on ice.
Former circus lions walk inside an enclosure at Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater, South Africa, after 33 rescued lions from various circuses in Peru and Colombia were relocated to live out the rest of their lives in the private sanctuary. More than two-dozen lions that were rescued from South American circuses and transferred to a South African big cat refuge could be on the move again after a legal dispute. Animal Defenders International, a group that airlifted the lions to South Africa in 2016, secured a court order in Nov. 2018 allowing the removal of the lions from the Emoya Big Cat Sanctuary in Vaalwater.