January 16, 2014
From Animals in the News, one of 38 photos. Patient Isabelle Stadella hugs Joca, a trained therapy dog, during a session at Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 18, 2013. A therapy dog is trained to provide affection and comfort to patients in hospitals. (Reuters/Nacho Doce)

From Animals in the News, one of 38 photos. Patient Isabelle Stadella hugs Joca, a trained therapy dog, during a session at Hospital Infantil Sabara in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 18, 2013. A therapy dog is trained to provide affection and comfort to patients in hospitals. (Reuters/Nacho Doce)

June 25, 2013
From Animals in the News, one of 38 photos. James Hyslop, a Scientific Specialist at Christie’s auction house holds a complete sub-fossilised elephant bird egg on March 27, 2013 in London, England. The massive egg, from the now-extinct elephant bird sold for $101,813 at Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” sale, on April 24, 2013 in London. Elephant birds were wiped out several hundred years ago. The egg, laid on the island of Madagascar, is believed to date back before the 17th century. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

From Animals in the News, one of 38 photos. James Hyslop, a Scientific Specialist at Christie’s auction house holds a complete sub-fossilised elephant bird egg on March 27, 2013 in London, England. The massive egg, from the now-extinct elephant bird sold for $101,813 at Christie’s “Travel, Science and Natural History” sale, on April 24, 2013 in London. Elephant birds were wiped out several hundred years ago. The egg, laid on the island of Madagascar, is believed to date back before the 17th century. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

March 15, 2013
From Animals in the News, one of 47 photos. Here, dogs run in the 3.7 km sprint dogsled race in Walgau Germany, on March 2, 2013. Around 100 participants compete in different distance between 3.7 and 40 kilometers. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

From Animals in the News, one of 47 photos. Here, dogs run in the 3.7 km sprint dogsled race in Walgau Germany, on March 2, 2013. Around 100 participants compete in different distance between 3.7 and 40 kilometers. (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

January 29, 2013
From The Wolf Man, one of 18 photos. Wolf researcher Werner Freund lies on the ground next to Mongolian wolves as they devour a deer cadaver in an enclosure at Wolfspark Werner Freund, in Merzig in the German province of Saarland, on January 24, 2013. (Reuters/Lisi Niesner)

From The Wolf Man, one of 18 photos. Wolf researcher Werner Freund lies on the ground next to Mongolian wolves as they devour a deer cadaver in an enclosure at Wolfspark Werner Freund, in Merzig in the German province of Saarland, on January 24, 2013. (Reuters/Lisi Niesner)

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December 28, 2012
From Animals in the News, one of 37 photos. Here, Bo, a 55-day-old baby Echidna known as a puggle, rests in the hands of veterinary nurse Annabelle Sehlmeier at Taronga Zoo in Sydney November 1, 2012. The puggle was bought to the zoo after it being found by itself on a walking track north of Sydney and will be fed by hand until it is weaned at about six months of age. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne)

From Animals in the News, one of 37 photos. Here, Bo, a 55-day-old baby Echidna known as a puggle, rests in the hands of veterinary nurse Annabelle Sehlmeier at Taronga Zoo in Sydney November 1, 2012. The puggle was bought to the zoo after it being found by itself on a walking track north of Sydney and will be fed by hand until it is weaned at about six months of age. (Reuters/Tim Wimborne)

August 22, 2012
From Animals in the News, one of 41 photos. Here, Villy, a male snow leopard, looks up in his enclosure at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 11, 2012. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

From Animals in the News, one of 41 photos. Here, Villy, a male snow leopard, looks up in his enclosure at the zoo in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 11, 2012. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

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May 4, 2012
From Animals in the News, one of 41 photos. Here, polar bear cub Anori explores the outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, on Monday, April 23, 2012. Anori was born on January 4 and is becoming a visitor’s highlight. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

From Animals in the News, one of 41 photos. Here, polar bear cub Anori explores the outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, on Monday, April 23, 2012. Anori was born on January 4 and is becoming a visitor’s highlight. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)