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<p>A bird flies by a group of birds perched on a wall in Hollywood, California March 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni </p>

A bird flies by a group of birds perched on a wall in Hollywood, California March 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A bird flies by a group of birds perched on a wall in Hollywood, California March 10, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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<p>Workers from Circus Moscow lead a giraffe out of its cage as they prepare for a performance on the streets of Managua March 11, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas </p>

Workers from Circus Moscow lead a giraffe out of its cage as they prepare for a performance on the streets of Managua March 11, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

Workers from Circus Moscow lead a giraffe out of its cage as they prepare for a performance on the streets of Managua March 11, 2009. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

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<p>Two horses are seen at an animal market in the town of Nowy Targ, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Warsaw, March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko</p>

Two horses are seen at an animal market in the town of Nowy Targ, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Warsaw, March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Two horses are seen at an animal market in the town of Nowy Targ, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Warsaw, March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>A camel crosses a road near the Todra oasis March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante </p>

A camel crosses a road near the Todra oasis March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A camel crosses a road near the Todra oasis March 9, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Octavian, a lion being relocated from a Romanian zoo, is released into his adaptation enclosure at Lions Rock big cat sanctuary near Bethlehem in South Africa March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings </p>

Octavian, a lion being relocated from a Romanian zoo, is released into his adaptation enclosure at Lions Rock big cat sanctuary near Bethlehem in South Africa March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Octavian, a lion being relocated from a Romanian zoo, is released into his adaptation enclosure at Lions Rock big cat sanctuary near Bethlehem in South Africa March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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<p>Pigs are seen at an animal market in the town of Nowy Targ, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Warsaw March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko </p>

Pigs are seen at an animal market in the town of Nowy Targ, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Warsaw March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Pigs are seen at an animal market in the town of Nowy Targ, about 400 km (250 miles) south of Warsaw March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>People and their dogs participate in a parade to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Tokyo March 15, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato </p>

People and their dogs participate in a parade to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Tokyo March 15, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

People and their dogs participate in a parade to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Tokyo March 15, 2009. REUTERS/Issei Kato

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<p>A two-month-old elephant enjoys a block of ice containing fruit during Thailand's National Elephant Day at Ayutthaya Elephant Palace &amp; Royal Kraal, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang </p>

A two-month-old elephant enjoys a block of ice containing fruit during Thailand's National Elephant Day at Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

A two-month-old elephant enjoys a block of ice containing fruit during Thailand's National Elephant Day at Ayutthaya Elephant Palace & Royal Kraal, 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

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<p>A girl looks at horses at the Arabian Horse Club during an international show jumping competition in Amman March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji </p>

A girl looks at horses at the Arabian Horse Club during an international show jumping competition in Amman March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

A girl looks at horses at the Arabian Horse Club during an international show jumping competition in Amman March 13, 2009. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

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<p>A wounded male Royal Bengal Tiger sits in a cage at a veterinary zoo hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 16, 2009.  REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw </p>

A wounded male Royal Bengal Tiger sits in a cage at a veterinary zoo hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

A wounded male Royal Bengal Tiger sits in a cage at a veterinary zoo hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Jayanta Shaw

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<p>A baby western lowland gorilla chews a bamboo shoot at the primate sanctuary run by the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund in Mefou National Park, just outside the capital Yaounde, March 21, 2009.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly </p>

A baby western lowland gorilla chews a bamboo shoot at the primate sanctuary run by the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund in Mefou National Park, just outside the capital Yaounde, March 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A baby western lowland gorilla chews a bamboo shoot at the primate sanctuary run by the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund in Mefou National Park, just outside the capital Yaounde, March 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Two newborn polar bear cubs play near the water beside their mother Huggies on their first day out at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen March 17, 2009. The polar bear twins were born December 14, 2008 . REUTERS/Michael Kooren </p>

Two newborn polar bear cubs play near the water beside their mother Huggies on their first day out at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen March 17, 2009. The polar bear twins were born December 14, 2008 . REUTERS/Michael Kooren

Two newborn polar bear cubs play near the water beside their mother Huggies on their first day out at the Ouwehands Zoo in Rhenen March 17, 2009. The polar bear twins were born December 14, 2008 . REUTERS/Michael Kooren

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<p>Keepers display three Siberian tiger cubs at a breeding centre in Harbin, Heilongjiang province March 14, 2009. The cubs were born on March 8, and are fed artificially at the moment as their mother lacks milk after giving birth, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Keepers display three Siberian tiger cubs at a breeding centre in Harbin, Heilongjiang province March 14, 2009. The cubs were born on March 8, and are fed artificially at the moment as their mother lacks milk after giving birth, local media reported....more

Keepers display three Siberian tiger cubs at a breeding centre in Harbin, Heilongjiang province March 14, 2009. The cubs were born on March 8, and are fed artificially at the moment as their mother lacks milk after giving birth, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>New born meerkats are pictured in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch </p>

New born meerkats are pictured in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

New born meerkats are pictured in their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo, March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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<p>North, a Little Penguin, looks back as it is pushed into the sea by veterinarian Amy Twentyman of the Taronga Zoo at North Curl Curl beach in Sydney March 20, 2009. The zoo released back into the ocean two adult Little Penguins after they had rested and been cared for at Taronga's Wildlife hospital. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz </p>

North, a Little Penguin, looks back as it is pushed into the sea by veterinarian Amy Twentyman of the Taronga Zoo at North Curl Curl beach in Sydney March 20, 2009. The zoo released back into the ocean two adult Little Penguins after they had rested...more

North, a Little Penguin, looks back as it is pushed into the sea by veterinarian Amy Twentyman of the Taronga Zoo at North Curl Curl beach in Sydney March 20, 2009. The zoo released back into the ocean two adult Little Penguins after they had rested and been cared for at Taronga's Wildlife hospital. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

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<p>A squirrel eats in a park in central Minsk March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko </p>

A squirrel eats in a park in central Minsk March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A squirrel eats in a park in central Minsk March 20, 2009. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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<p>A visitor uses a mobile phone to take a photo of a giant panda sleeping in a tree in Beijing Zoo, March 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

A visitor uses a mobile phone to take a photo of a giant panda sleeping in a tree in Beijing Zoo, March 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A visitor uses a mobile phone to take a photo of a giant panda sleeping in a tree in Beijing Zoo, March 22, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>An African lion under anaesthesia undergoing an eye surgery operation is held by workers at a zoo in Ningbo, Zhejiang province March 23, 2009. The 10-year-old African lion's eye was scratched during a fight with other lions at the zoo, resulting in serious granulomatosis and damage to its eyesight, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily </p>

An African lion under anaesthesia undergoing an eye surgery operation is held by workers at a zoo in Ningbo, Zhejiang province March 23, 2009. The 10-year-old African lion's eye was scratched during a fight with other lions at the zoo, resulting in...more

An African lion under anaesthesia undergoing an eye surgery operation is held by workers at a zoo in Ningbo, Zhejiang province March 23, 2009. The 10-year-old African lion's eye was scratched during a fight with other lions at the zoo, resulting in serious granulomatosis and damage to its eyesight, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A cow suffering from malnutrition rests in Santa Cruz de Turrialba, 56 miles (90 km) east of San Jose March 17, 2009.  REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate </p>

A cow suffering from malnutrition rests in Santa Cruz de Turrialba, 56 miles (90 km) east of San Jose March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

A cow suffering from malnutrition rests in Santa Cruz de Turrialba, 56 miles (90 km) east of San Jose March 17, 2009. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

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