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A monkey named Miwa hangs on to a boar named Uribo while they run around a zoo in Fukuchiyama, western Japan
Photographer Daniel Hernanz captured this powerful picture of two
lions fighting while visiting Madrid Zoo. "I just was there," he said. "I have
being to the zoo many times and never get a scene like this. The noise from the
two lions was incredible"
A doe and a stag fight during the rutting season in a wildlife park in Aurach near Kitzbuehel, in the Austrian province of Tyrol
Penguins take part in a group wedding ceremony organised by Dalian Sun Asia Polar Ocean Park in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province
Four-year-old male chimpanzee Yangyang holds the hand of six-year-old female chimpanzee Wan Xing as they "get married" at a zoo in Hefei, in east China's Anhui province...
...You may now kiss the bride
A Rothschild giraffe sticks its head through the window as an employee mouth-to-mouth feeds him at the Giraffe Manor in Langata, some 5km outside Nairobi, Kenya...
Adjacent to the Giraffe Centre, the Giraffe Manor is a small hotel and a former residence of American conservationists Jock and Betty Leslie-Melville who found the Giraffe Centre in 1979 in a bid to protect Rothschild giraffe, one of the most endangered giraffe subspecies.
A baby female Maasai giraffe who has been named Shani rests beneath her mother Naema at the Los Angeles Zoo
A rare pink hippopotamus stands next to a river with its mother in the Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
A hippopotamus watches as wildebeest cross the Mara River, on the Serengeti, Tanzania
A two-legged pig has become a local celebrity in China. The 10-month-old pig, known by villagers as "Zhu Jianqiang" (Strong-willed Pig), was born with only two front legs, which it now uses to walk on
Amateur photographer Gail Johnson, from Anglesey, north Wales, captured this photo of a red squirrel with an apple in a tree in Northumberland
An echidna that was rescued by a driver after it was hit by a car is recuperating in an animal hospital near Brisbane, Australia. The prickly mammal will be released back into the wild after recovering from its injuries
Three baby Malay night herons wait for food from their parents, in Yangmingshan, Taipei, Taiwan. This is one of the many great photos of baby birds taken by John Soong, 47, who takes the pictures after his sister - named Fish - has tracked the birds down
A 30x magnification of a Moon jellyfish - one of the images in a new coffee table book by Dr Richard Kirby featuring the microscopic marvels that inhabit the sea around the British isles. The book is called "Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves" and costs £14.99
A kayaker off Sydney Harbour had a close encounter with an adult humpback whale when it breached the surface next to him on its migration down the NSW south coast
A Bryde's whale is sighted in the sea off Phetchaburi Province, Thailand
This frog doesn't bat an eyelid as a baby damselfly perches on its nose oblivious to the fact it could be moments away from becoming lunch. The amphibian remains motionless as the damselfly larvae brazenly crawls over its nose. Amateur photographer Jim Hoffman from Gerona, Spain, captured the moment after he moved the creatures from his pond into an aquarium while he removed the algae
A cat plays with a toy during an international feline beauty contest in Bucharest, Romania
A fishing cat belonging to a private zoo run by Bangladeshi wildlife conservationist Sitesh Ranjon Deb in Sreemangol, some 200 kms northeast from the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Sitesh is Bangladesh's lone wildlife conservationist fighting a mighty battle to save the remains of what was once one of the richest families of animals and birds in the impoverished country
A handler shows four newly-born white tiger cubs at a nursery at the Xixiakou wildlife protection area in Weihai, China
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