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Animals & Wildlife

Tamil Nadu Forest Department officials and veterinary doctors collect sample from an elephant for Covid-19 testing, at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve, in Nilgiris district.

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A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus infection test of a White Tiger in Ranchi.

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A Tibetan man stands nearby as a young tourist poses for photos on a white yak at the shore of the lake in Namtso in western China's Tibet Autonomous Region, as seen during a government organized visit for foreign journalists.

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A wild buffalo grazes in the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Children feeding banana to a camel in New Delhi.

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A pair of Indian bullfrogs sit in a rain filled water body, in Nadia.

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A zoo-keeper feeds Roofed Turtle at Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden, on World Turtle Day, in Guwahati.

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Forest department personnel rescue a leopard from a residential area in Siliguri.

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International Mother’s Day, celebrated around the world as a day to honor mothers and motherly bonds, a female Bonnet Macaque monkey carries her baby protectively on a compound wall at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali in Mumbai.

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A ring-tailed lemur takes care of its new born baby at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany.

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A squirrel eats Gulmohar flower bud, in New Delhi,

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Wildlife officials tranquilize a leopard which strayed in Gandhi Nagar locality in Jammu city.

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Visitors at the Delhi Zoological Park after it reopened, after remaining shut for a year due to Covid-19 pandemic, in New Delhi.

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A worker, wearing PPE, sanitises the premises of the Delhi Zoo ahead of its reopening, amid a countrywide spike in coronavirus cases, in New Delhi.

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An elephant takes a dust bath on a hot summer day, at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata.

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Wild elephants graze at the Kaziranga National Park, in the north eastern Assam state.

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Wild elephants graze at the Kaziranga National Park, in the north eastern Assam state.

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A forest official keeps vigil as wild elephants graze at the Kaziranga National Park, in the north eastern Assam state.

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A Royal Bengal Tiger leans against a tree inside its enclosure at the Byculla Zoo in Mumbai. The zoo is scheduled to reopen from tomorrow after 11 months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Deer inside an enclosure react to visitors as the Hill Palace archaeological museum reopened eleven months after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.

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A man feeds deer inside an enclosure as the Hill Palace archaeological museum reopened eleven months after it was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Kochi, Kerala state.

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Leopard skins seized after Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) officials busted wildlife trafficking syndicates in Jammu and Kashmir.

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A chimpanzee inside its enclosure at the Alipore Zoological Garden, in Kolkata.

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An African lioness, Panthera leo, carries her daily meat porotion packed in a Christmas box in the Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.

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Chital deer spotted at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) as it reopens for tourists, in Mumbai.

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Chital deer spotted at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) as it reopens for tourists, in Mumbai.

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A leopard keeps himself warm near a heater, set outside an enclosure by zoo authorities during winter season, at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad.

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Forest department officials attempt to subdue an injured Indian bison, suspectedly attacked by dogs, in the premises of Mahatma Society at Kothrud, in Pune.

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A woman feeds a spotted deer, at Borivali in Mumbai.

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In this photo, is seen a langur sitting inside a hollow tree, at Pench National Park in Seoni district. The image gained wide traction on social media after photographer Aman Wilson shared it on his handle.

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A cat naps early morning inside a driving school bus parked overnight near a playground in Kochi, Kerala.

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Zebras play at Alipore Zoo, in Kolkata,.

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An injured Hyena sits in an enclosure as it has been brought for treatment after being rescued from Barwani forest division by the officials, at Van Vihar National Park in Bhopal.

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Thane Wildlife Welfare Association seized parrots, squirrels and tortoises from alleged smugglers, in Thane.

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Silhouettes of deer during sunrise at Raby Castle, a medieval castle near Staindrop, England.

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The paws of a Jaguar named Amanaci, who suffered third-degree burns during the fires in the Pantanal region, are shown in detail at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil.

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Veterinarians work on the paws of a Jaguar named Amanaci, who suffered third degree burns during the fires in the Pantanal region, at the headquarters of Nex Felinos, an NGO aimed at defending endangered wild cats, in the city of Corumba, Goias state, Brazil. Two Jaguars, a male and a female, were rescued from the great Pantanal fire and are receiving treatment with laser, ozone therapies and cell injections to hasten recovery of burned tissue.

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Wildlife officials rescue a 10-ft long python which held up the traffic while trying to cross the Sion - Panvel highway, in Mumbai.

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Forest officials carry a leopard in a cage rescued from a residential area, at Kachari Basti in Guwahati.

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Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez, wearing a mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic, pets a few dogs during an announcement to create a shelter for abandoned animals in La Paz, Bolivia.

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Alligators and an egret stand on the banks of the Bento Gomes river next to the Transpantaneira road at the Pantanal wetlands near Pocone, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. A vast swath of the vital wetlands is burning in Brazil, sweeping across several national parks and obscuring the sun behind dense smoke.

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Mules at Brigade Parade Ground, during Unlock 4, in Kolkata.

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A volunteer places a monitor lizard inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park after rescuing it from a drain in Patlipada area, in Thane district.

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A zoo keeper feeds a giraffe during a media tour of La Aurora Zoo, Guatemala City. The zoo reopened to the public after the park had been closed for months as a preventive measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Caretaker Suresh Meena feeds a hippopotamus (Rani) and her one-month-old baby (Rajkumari), at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur.

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Forest officials prepare to install a trap inside the compound of a shut glass company to capture a leopard that was spotted around the area, at Andheri (East) in Mumbai.

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The two-headed greek turtle (Testudo graeca) ''Janus'' is seen at the Museum of Natural History in Geneva, Switzerland. Janus was born September 3, 1997 in the Museum and is possibly the oldest two headed turtle, as animals with this innate anomaly usually die young. Janus is the museum's mascot.

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Hog deer crossing NH 715 (NH 37 Old) at Panbari Animal Corridor area during Kaziranga Flood 2020.

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The rescued newborn male rhino calf under foster mother care at Centre for Wildilfe Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC). The calf was found by the patrolling forest staff near Teteliguri forest camp under Kaziranga forest range of the park on 2nd August morning. A joint team of CWRC- WTI-IFAW and Kaziranga National Park of Assam Forest Department rescued the alone animal form the flood receded muddy grassland of the park as there was no sign of the mother around. For further treatment and care, the calf was brought to CWRC and now under 24 hours observation.

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The joint team of CWRC- WTI-IFAW and Kaziranga National Park of Assam Forest Department rescued a few days old orphan male rhino calf from Teteliguri area of Kaziranga Forest Range of the national park The calf is under observation at CWRC.

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A sub- adult tigress, that took shelter at a house hold near Deopani area attached to Kaziranga National Park was rescued by the joint team of CWRC & Kaziranga NP. The tigress was released in the wilderness of Kaziranga after necessary observation period is over.

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A sub-adult tigress, that took shelter at a house hold near Deopani area attached to Kaziranga National Park was rescued by the joint team of CWRC & Kaziranga NP. The tigress was released in the wilderness of Kaziranga after necessary observation period is over.

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Rescued hog deer being released in the wild during Kaziranga flood.

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Rescued injured hog deer is being treated at CWRC clinics by the wildlife veterinarian.

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A small family of flood victim hog deer crossing the inundated paddy field towards the highlands of Kaziranga-Karbi Anglong landscape during Kaziranga flood.

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A forest official stands beside a rhino baby rescued by Kaziranga staff.

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Western lowland gorilla Mjukuu enjoys an ice lolly on the hottest day of the year so far, in London Zoo, London.

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Dushya, a female hippopotamus with her new-born calf inside their enclosure at Bannerghatta Biological Park, in Bengaluru.

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One-horned rhinos take shelter at a highland in the flood-hit Kaziranga National Park, in Golaghat district. Nine rhinos are among the 108 wild animals that have died during this year’s floods at Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and Tiger Reserve (KNPTR).

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A rhino rests near NH 37 after straying out from flood-affected Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district.

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An official tries to feed a rhino who is resting near NH 37 after straying out from flood-affected Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district.

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A one-horned rhinoceros along with her baby stands in floodwater inside Kaziranga National Park, in Golaghat district.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal takes stock of flood situation and conditions of animals during his visit to Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), at Borjuri village near Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district.

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Forest officials rescue a baby rhino from the flooded Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district.

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A wild deer crosses the National Highway-37 in search for safer place near the flood-hit Kaziranga National Park in Nagaon district of Assam.

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A herd of one-horn rhinoceros takes shelter on higher land inside flooded Kaziranga National Park, in Golaghat district.

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A one-horned rhino with its calf takes shelter at a higher land, following flooding in the low-lying areas of Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, in Morigaon district.

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A herd of elephants take shelter on a highland, in a flood affected area of the Kaziranga National Park, in Nagaon district.

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A one-horned Rhinoceros wades through the floodwater inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, in Morigaon district.

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A worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit sprays disinfectant near the cage of a tiger during the ongoing nationwide COVID-19 lockdown at Assam State Zoo, in Guwahati.

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An animal keeper feeds milk to a female elephant calf, rescued from Rani Reserve Forest, during the onoging COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, at Assam Zoo in Guwahati.

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This undated photo provided by AMLD in June 2020 shows endangered golden lion tamarins which live in the wild only in Brazil's Atlantic rainforest. In the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, scientists monitoring the devastating impacts of yellow fever on golden lion tamarins are unable to work in closed forest reserves.

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A fight between a dog and a troupe of monkeyes to grab the left over eatables of passengers at a staircase of Charbagh railway station, during ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Lucknow.

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Gray langurs play with a handpump during a hot summer day, in Pushkar. Rajasthan has witnessed severe heatwave conditions in various parts with mercury touching 50 degrees Celsius in Churu district.

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Gray langurs drink water from a roadside water tank to beat the heat during a hot summer day, on the outskirts of Pushkar.

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A leopard jumps in its enclosure at Bir Talab mini-zoo on a hot summer day, in Bathinda.

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A passerby feeds monkeys on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, in Jammu.

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Forest rescue team checks the footprints of an injured leopard after it jumped into a private farmhouse, at Mailardevpally area in Hyderabad.

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A leopard that appears to be in the injured condition is seen lying along a road, at Mailardevpally area in Hyderabad.

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Monkeys on road during a nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, in Delhi.

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A herd of Nilgai is seen at a field in the backdrop of under-constructed buildings, during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Noida Phase 2.

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A flock of sheep and goats feed on a marigold farm, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Karad.

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A monkey is seen holding pieces of bread in its mouth during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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A volunteer feeds monkeys during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in Jammu.

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Zoo officials check a leopard at its enclosure at Manda zoo, during a nationwide lockdown imposed in wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Jammu.

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A worker sanitises a fishing cat's enclosure at the Alipore zoo during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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A worker sanitises a tigers enclosure at the Alipore zoo during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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People stand near the carcass of an elephant, that was reportedly electrocuted on the railway track of Mohmadnagar village, near Daltonganj city under Palamu district of Jharkhand.

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Assam police officer feeds biscuits to monkeys during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, at Navagraha temple in Guwahati.

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A policeman feeds a monkey during a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, in Karad.

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Two polar bear cubs and their mother 'Valeska', right, explore their enclosure at the 'Zoo am Meer' (Zoo at the sea) in Bremerhaven, Germany. Mother Valeska gave birth to the twins on Dec. 8, 2019. The first public appearance of the two cubs is expected for the end of March 2020.

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Forest officials and wildlife activists rescue a five-and-half feet long adult crocodile from a construction site at Mulund, in Mumbai.

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A giraffe family inside an enclosure at Alipore Zoological Garden in Kolkata.

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A herd of wild elephants walk in a forested area near a railway track at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A herd of wild elephants look for food in a forested area near a railway track at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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A forest guard signals for a train to slow down as wild elephants graze nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Villagers climb a railway pole to watch a herd of wild elephants grazing nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati.

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Villagers stand on a railway track to watch a herd of wild elephant grazing in a forested area nearby at Panbari village, on the outskirts of Guwahati. More then 30 wild elephants and their calves came out from nearby Amchang wildlife sanctuary and crossed a railway track in search of food in Panbari village Monday night. Wildlife activists say human encroachment in the forests of northeast India have forced elephants out of their natural habitats, triggering conflicts with locals.

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In this picture taken trough a window two zoo keepers carry the young panda twins 'Meng Yuan' and 'Meng Xiang' before the animals explore their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany. China's permanent loan Pandas Meng Meng and Jiao Qing are the parents of the two cubs that were born on Aug. 31, 2019 at the Zoo in Berlin.

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Ivan Frederic Knie performs during the gala of the 44th Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival in Monaco.

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