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<p>One-year-old female elephant Ko Raya reaches for an apple as she swims in a pool in her enclosure at the zoo in Berlin April 9, 2010.  Berlin's zoo on Friday opened the swimming season for elephants.  REUTERS/Thomas Peter </p>

One-year-old female elephant Ko Raya reaches for an apple as she swims in a pool in her enclosure at the zoo in Berlin April 9, 2010. Berlin's zoo on Friday opened the swimming season for elephants. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

One-year-old female elephant Ko Raya reaches for an apple as she swims in a pool in her enclosure at the zoo in Berlin April 9, 2010. Berlin's zoo on Friday opened the swimming season for elephants. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

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<p>A tourist feeds two Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barier Reef April 7, 2010. Australia flagged a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asia resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a "coal highway".  REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

A tourist feeds two Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barier Reef April 7, 2010. Australia flagged a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asia...more

A tourist feeds two Rainbow Lorikeets in Great Keppel Island at the Great Barier Reef April 7, 2010. Australia flagged a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned the Asia resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a "coal highway". REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>Sea lions lie on a dock in the port of Talcahuano, Chile where work continues to clean up from the February 27th earthquake and tsunami, April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra </p>

Sea lions lie on a dock in the port of Talcahuano, Chile where work continues to clean up from the February 27th earthquake and tsunami, April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra

Sea lions lie on a dock in the port of Talcahuano, Chile where work continues to clean up from the February 27th earthquake and tsunami, April 6, 2010. REUTERS/Jose Luis Saavedra

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<p>Danger, a one year old Shih Tzu is seen as it is brushed by a dog groomer inside "shampooch", a mobile pet grooming van, in Dubai April 8, 2010. A concept that started four years ago by Dubai resident Shaheen Shahani, Shampooch became very popular with the ex-pat community in Dubai, allowing customers schedule regular treatments and to choose between different types of packages for their pets. REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh </p>

Danger, a one year old Shih Tzu is seen as it is brushed by a dog groomer inside "shampooch", a mobile pet grooming van, in Dubai April 8, 2010. A concept that started four years ago by Dubai resident Shaheen Shahani, Shampooch became very popular...more

Danger, a one year old Shih Tzu is seen as it is brushed by a dog groomer inside "shampooch", a mobile pet grooming van, in Dubai April 8, 2010. A concept that started four years ago by Dubai resident Shaheen Shahani, Shampooch became very popular with the ex-pat community in Dubai, allowing customers schedule regular treatments and to choose between different types of packages for their pets. REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh

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<p>Boars forage in Bainem Forest, Algiers, April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi </p>

Boars forage in Bainem Forest, Algiers, April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

Boars forage in Bainem Forest, Algiers, April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi

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<p>An Andalusian horseman and a horsewoman (L) wait for their performance with their Spanish thoroughbred horses at a morphological contest during the Sacab Andalusian Horse Show in Coin, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga April 9, 2010. The show will run until April 11 and is dedicated exclusively to Spanish thoroughbred horses. REUTERS/Jon Nazca </p>

An Andalusian horseman and a horsewoman (L) wait for their performance with their Spanish thoroughbred horses at a morphological contest during the Sacab Andalusian Horse Show in Coin, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga April 9, 2010. The show...more

An Andalusian horseman and a horsewoman (L) wait for their performance with their Spanish thoroughbred horses at a morphological contest during the Sacab Andalusian Horse Show in Coin, near the southern Spanish city of Malaga April 9, 2010. The show will run until April 11 and is dedicated exclusively to Spanish thoroughbred horses. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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<p>A black grouse calls out at a mating ground in a marsh near the village of Kraitsy, Belarus about 140 km (87 miles) east of Minsk, April 15, 2010.  REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko  </p>

A black grouse calls out at a mating ground in a marsh near the village of Kraitsy, Belarus about 140 km (87 miles) east of Minsk, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A black grouse calls out at a mating ground in a marsh near the village of Kraitsy, Belarus about 140 km (87 miles) east of Minsk, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>A jay is seen at a garden in the Kosovar town of Urosevac, south of the capital Pristina,  April 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hazir Reka </p>

A jay is seen at a garden in the Kosovar town of Urosevac, south of the capital Pristina, April 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

A jay is seen at a garden in the Kosovar town of Urosevac, south of the capital Pristina, April 11, 2010. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

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<p>Swans swim ahead of their keeper after being released from winter quarters on Hamburg's city lake Alster, Germany April 12, 2010. Every year the swans are collected from waterways around Hamburg and taken to winter quarters where they are fed and cared for until the spring. REUTERS/Christian Charisius </p>

Swans swim ahead of their keeper after being released from winter quarters on Hamburg's city lake Alster, Germany April 12, 2010. Every year the swans are collected from waterways around Hamburg and taken to winter quarters where they are fed and...more

Swans swim ahead of their keeper after being released from winter quarters on Hamburg's city lake Alster, Germany April 12, 2010. Every year the swans are collected from waterways around Hamburg and taken to winter quarters where they are fed and cared for until the spring. REUTERS/Christian Charisius

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<p>A male Osprey returns to the female, in the nest, who had laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Loch of Lowes Wildlife reserve near Dunkeld, Scotland, April 13, 2010.  REUTERS/Russell Cheyne </p>

A male Osprey returns to the female, in the nest, who had laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Loch of Lowes Wildlife reserve near Dunkeld, Scotland, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

A male Osprey returns to the female, in the nest, who had laid her first egg of the season this morning at the Loch of Lowes Wildlife reserve near Dunkeld, Scotland, April 13, 2010. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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<p>A dog wearing a red shirt, owned by an anti-government "red shirt" protester, looks out from its basket outside a shopping centre in the main shopping district in Bangkok April 15, 2010. Thailand's "red shirts" congregated in their tens of thousands at an upmarket Bangkok shopping district on Wednesday, preparing a "final battleground" in their fight to oust army-backed Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash </p>

A dog wearing a red shirt, owned by an anti-government "red shirt" protester, looks out from its basket outside a shopping centre in the main shopping district in Bangkok April 15, 2010. Thailand's "red shirts" congregated in their tens of thousands...more

A dog wearing a red shirt, owned by an anti-government "red shirt" protester, looks out from its basket outside a shopping centre in the main shopping district in Bangkok April 15, 2010. Thailand's "red shirts" congregated in their tens of thousands at an upmarket Bangkok shopping district on Wednesday, preparing a "final battleground" in their fight to oust army-backed Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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<p>A llama is seen in a valley at the base of the extinct Sajama volcano, the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,500 meters, April 14, 2010. The Sajama national park is one of 22 natural reserves in Bolivia, located some 250 km southwest of La Paz.   REUTERS/David Mercado  </p>

A llama is seen in a valley at the base of the extinct Sajama volcano, the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,500 meters, April 14, 2010. The Sajama national park is one of 22 natural reserves in Bolivia, located some 250 km southwest of La Paz. ...more

A llama is seen in a valley at the base of the extinct Sajama volcano, the highest peak in Bolivia at 6,500 meters, April 14, 2010. The Sajama national park is one of 22 natural reserves in Bolivia, located some 250 km southwest of La Paz. REUTERS/David Mercado

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<p>Two baby Meerkats stand in the sunshine in their enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England April 16, 2010. The three week old babies have gone on show to the public for the first time after spending their first weeks of life underground in their burrow. REUTERS/Phil Noble </p>

Two baby Meerkats stand in the sunshine in their enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England April 16, 2010. The three week old babies have gone on show to the public for the first time after spending their first weeks of life underground...more

Two baby Meerkats stand in the sunshine in their enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England April 16, 2010. The three week old babies have gone on show to the public for the first time after spending their first weeks of life underground in their burrow. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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<p>A ewe and her two lambs are seen in a sheep barn in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland April 17, 2010.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson </p>

A ewe and her two lambs are seen in a sheep barn in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A ewe and her two lambs are seen in a sheep barn in Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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<p>A general view shows Russia's Arctic city of Norilsk April 16, 2010. More than a quarter of the 210,000 people living in and around the city work for Norilsk Nikel, a $38 billion company mining a fifth of the world's nickel and more than half of its palladium, a metal used in car exhausts and jewellery. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin </p>

A general view shows Russia's Arctic city of Norilsk April 16, 2010. More than a quarter of the 210,000 people living in and around the city work for Norilsk Nikel, a $38 billion company mining a fifth of the world's nickel and more than half of its...more

A general view shows Russia's Arctic city of Norilsk April 16, 2010. More than a quarter of the 210,000 people living in and around the city work for Norilsk Nikel, a $38 billion company mining a fifth of the world's nickel and more than half of its palladium, a metal used in car exhausts and jewellery. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>An employee holds a sleeping five-day-old red fox cub at the "Royev Ruchey" zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin   </p>

An employee holds a sleeping five-day-old red fox cub at the "Royev Ruchey" zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

An employee holds a sleeping five-day-old red fox cub at the "Royev Ruchey" zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>Two polar owls sit in an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2010.   REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin     </p>

Two polar owls sit in an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

Two polar owls sit in an open-air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, April 19, 2010. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

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<p>An English bulldog attends a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh </p>

An English bulldog attends a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

An English bulldog attends a dog show in Kalocsa, 130km (81 miles) south of Budapest April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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