Clemens Bilan / AFP - Getty Images. A real head-scratcher. Nadua, a golden-bellied capuchin monkey born on June 16, scratches his head at the zoo in Cologne, western Germany.
Yuriko Nakao / Reuters. Leapin' lemurs. A baby ring-tailed lemur cuddles with its mother in their enclosure at Ueno Zoo in Tokyo
Dmitry Kostyukov / AFP - Getty Images. Tainted waters. A duck swims through the oily waters of the Moskva River in Moscow. The Russian navy has admitted responsibility for a 500-ton oil spill off the south coast of Ireland this month, an Irish transport ministry spokeswoman said
Leonhard Foeger / Reuters. Bird-brained. A pelican is pictured in its enclosure on a sunny day at Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna, Austria
Scott Barbour / Getty Images. When pigs fly. Miss Porky Pig flies through the air during the pig racing and diving event Sept. 18 at the Royal Melbourne Show in Melbourne, Australia. The show has been taking place in Melbourne since 1848 and is Victoria's largest annual public entertainment event, expected to attract around half a million visitors in 2009.
Trevor Mcdonald / Zuma Press. Lying in wait. A whitemargin stargazer fish sits buried in sand waiting to ambush prey.
Mathieu Belanger / Reuters. Shaking it. A polar bear shakes its body to remove water at the St. Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St. Felicien, Canada.
Darryl Dyck / CP via AP. Jump, jive an' whale. Aurora, a 20-year-old beluga whale, swims with her calf after giving birth at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Stephane Danna / AFP - Getty Images. Hang in there. Zookeepers found Micha, a 15-year-old gibbon, in distress at the zoo of Frejus, southern France, after her twin baby gibbons were stolen July 14
Jim Young / Reuters. Howdy, neighbor. A horse grazes in a field beside a road in Crawford, Texas. The same Texas town that President George Bush moved to in 1999 during his run for the presidency in 2000
Rainer Jensen / EPA. Not easy being green. Polar bear Knut swims in common duckweed at the Zoo Berlin. Fans of Knut anxiously await the first meeting of Knut with 3-year-old female Gianna. Knut and Gianna are expected to first get used to each other and later mate.
Alan Berner / AP. Humming along. Rufous hummingbirds converge on one of the many feeders at a home in Hyak, Wash. This time of year, when the hummers are feeding heavily, the homeowner serves up more than 100 ounces of nectar a day.
Jason Lee / Reuters. Resting up. A giant panda sleeps in a tree at the Beijing Zoo.
Sascha Schuermann / AFP - Getty Images. Cold as ice. A Highland cattle stands in the snow on a pasture near Sonnenbuehl, southern Germany.
Georgios Kefalas / EPA. Three of a kind. Three Crab-eating macaques huddle together for warmth in sub-zero temperatures at their enclosure at Zoo Basel in Basel, Switzerland.
Nigel Treblin / AFP - Getty Images. On a roll. An ostrich eats a roll at the Serengeti Park in Hodenhagen, Germany.
Kham / Reuters. Ducking the issue. Ducklings huddle together at an incubating farm outside Hanoi, Vietnam. The nation's health officials have banned transportation of the birds by motorcycle in order to keep citizens safe from a potential bird flu outbreak.
Jeff Pachoud / AFP - Getty Images. Newfound friend. A newborn Madagascar lemur named Tahina hugs her toy at Besancon Zoo in France.
Zainal Abd Halim / Reuters. Leaf me alone. A frog sits on a banana leaf at a garden in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Wolfgang Kumm / EPA. A tiny bugaboo. A cockchafer sits on an apple tree in Berlin. Cockchafers appear from end of April on when they fly around seaching for delicate leaves of deciduous trees.
Chaiwat Subprasom / Reuters. Beyond the pale. An albino baby turtle swims with green baby sea turtles in a pond at Khram Island in Thailand.
Patrick Reddy / AP. Helping hands. A firefighter comforts Pencil, a horse that fell through the ice on a pond on Doug Oldiges' farm in Melbourne, Ky. Firefighters and members of the Northern Kentucky Large Animal Rescue Team rescued Pencil with plywood and slings to pull him out of the ice
Michael Urban / AFP - Getty Images. Taking flight. During the NATO summit, birds fly past rungs of a pedestrian bridge which connects Kehl, Germany, to Strasbourg, France.
Fernando Vergara / AP. Introducing ... Batdog! A dog barks though a hole in the wall of a Bogota, Colombia, hardware store decorated with a bat painting.
Nicky Loh / Reuters. Gold rush. Blood Red Parrot fish swim at the 2009 Taiwan International Aquarium Expo in Taipei.