Maya, a baby Jaguar, will celebrate her first birthday in late October. Maya was born to Nabalam at Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach, Fla
A flock of Starlings fly over Rahovec, Kosovo.
Two Moon Jellyfish swim in an aquarium of the Zoo in Berlin.
A Prairie Dog defends his lunch against a gang of Starlings in the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Mo.
A baby Monkey born two months ago at Xishuangbanna Dai Park in Xishuangbanna, part of southwest China's Yunnan province
Several Cows stand in the snow at just over 4,000 feet above sea level in Gaebris, Appenzell, Switzerland.
A baby Baboon clings to its mother, with the receding shore of Lake Nakuru in Kenya in the background.
Mercedes the Polar Bear makes her debut public appearance at the Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, Scotland.
A Squirrel reaches for a peanut from the hand of a woman in a park on an autumn day in the Belarusian capital of Minsk.
Prudence the Piglet, who seems to think she is a dog, plays with a puppy companion at the Wildlives Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre in Thorrington, Colchester, United Kingdom.
A group of Sparrows search for food in a flower bed at a park in Washington, D.C.
A great loss
A 70-foot female Blue Whale, which officials believe was struck by a ship, washed ashore on the Northern California coast near Fort Bragg, Calif. The dead animal has a gash on its back estimated to be more than 8 feet long.
Sheep run out of the yard as they are counted out after a run during spring shearing at the Cherry Hill Pastoral Company in Uralla, Australia.
A Blue Heron walks in a mangrove near Puerto Parada in Jiquilisco Bay, in El Salvador.
Felix, a female African Elephant, eats a pumpkin at the the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Mayumba, a 5-month-old baby Gorilla, hangs onto her mother, Mumbah, during a walk around her enclosure at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near the town of Ashford in Kent, England.