A tiger named Diamond enjoys an ice cream as zoo keepers try to keep him cool in sweltering temperature at the Isle of Wight Zoo
A zebra yawns at the zoo in the southern German city of Heidelberg.
Cotton Candy the rabbit takes part in a show jumping event at the Kaninhop Club in the village of Jena, Germany. Competitors hop over a variety of different sized mini-jumps. The more jumps they clear the higher their score and there is also normally a time element. The sport of rabbit jumping was born in Scandinavia but has quickly become popular through much of Europe and America.
An Indian army dog walks a metal beam during an event at the Army School in Nagrota, about 17 kilometers from Jammu, India.
A grizzly bear sniffs at a submerged underwater camera in a stream along Kuliak Bay in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Photographer Paul Souders captured the up close and personal images on Kodiak Island in Alaska...
...An underwater view of a grizzly bear swimming and hunting spawning salmon in Kuliak Bay on a summer evening in Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska
Meet Leo the albino echidna. The little monotreme was taken to Symbio Wildlife Park near Wollongong earlier this year after a family found him wandering through a carpark at Berry on the South Coast. "He was very dehydrated and was way too young to be walking around on his own,'' park manager Matt Radnidge said. "His spines were just starting to come through, and the fact he's albino would have really put him up against it in the wild because he wouldn't be able to hide from predators.'' Park staff nursed Leo back to health, feeding him a milk supplement that duplicated his mother's milk.
This hippopotamus looks like she is wearing pink boots as she grazes on grass by a riverbank. It is thought the hippo has a skin condition characterised by reduced pigmentation. Photographer Peter Gordon snapped the rare sight in Tanzania.
A young fox cub gazes up at her mother after she'd returned home from a hunt. The scene was snapped by photographer Max Waugh in Jackson, Wyoming.
A great tit which has built its nest in a cigarette bin at the RSPB's Fairburn Ings nature reserve in Castleford, Yorkshire
A three-day-old baby Humboldt Penguin sleeps in an incubator decorated with a union flag at London Zoo.
Twin polar bears - one male and one female - are bottle-fed by carers at Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China...
...Twin polar bears rest at Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. The twins were born on January 7 this year, making them the first girl-and-boy twin polar bears surviving in China.
A lion named Kamlesh is presented with a royal wedding cake made by the keepers at Edinburgh Zoo. The cake is made from paper, with meat hidden inside.
A lion cub is pictured next to a seven-day-old rare white lion cub in their enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo.
A rhesus monkey grooms another in the sun at the zoo in the southern German city of Heidelberg.
A trained monkey wears a mask during a Topeng Monyet (Monkey Mask) show, a traditional Indonesian street performance, in east Jakarta
Indera a fifteen months-old male Malayan Sun Bear gets a check-up by veterinarians at the Singapore Zoo before being shipped to London as part of an animal exchange programme.
An Asian elephant calf born at the Oklahoma City Zoo is pictured with her mother, Asha
A puffin with a mouth full of fish prepares to feed its chicks on Skomer Island, off the coast of Pembrokeshire in west Wales