Here are animals who grabbed headlines this week
Published : Mar 23, 2018, 12:38 pm IST
Updated : May 17, 2018, 2:37 pm IST
From rhinos showing a peak in numbers in India, to a cat being reunited with owner after 12 years, here are animals who were in news. (Photos: AP)
A polar bear cub explores an outdoor enclosure at the RZSS Highland Wildlife Park in Kingussie, Scotland. The unnamed cub is the first to be born in the UK in twenty-five years.
A handler from the K-9 unit of Jordan's police directs an explosives sniffing German shepherd during a drill in which C-4 explosives were hidden in a suitcase meant to simulate airport luggage checks, in Amman Jordan. The K-9 unit has been upgraded with the help of US trainers and explosives sniffing dogs are expected to be deployed in coming months to inspect laptops at Jordan's airport departure gates for US-bound flights.
A white tiger cub named Kylo Ren was born at an animal sanctuary in Wylie, Texas. The rare white cubs has been named for a dark-side villain in "Star Wars."
A Vampire Bat drinks bovine blood in the Criaturas de la Noche (Creatures of the Night) Bat House, the Audubon Zoo's new night house in New Orleans. The various species are all from Central and South America, and the building's interior simulates an abandoned warehouse set up to protect Mayan artifacts during a dig.
A California sea lion, designated #U253, leaps out of a cage towards the beach and open Pacific Ocean as Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife scientist Bryan Wright holds the gate open in Newport, Ore. Five days after his 2 1/2-hour drive to the Oregon coast, #U253 was back at Willamette Falls, hungry for more fish.
A golden lion tamarin monkey holds its newly born baby at a zoo in Jerusalem. Golden lion tamarins are among the rarest animals in the world, according to the World Wildlife Fund. It is listed as endangered according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Perry Martin with his cat T2. Martin lost his pet during Hurricane Jeanne 14 years ago. Martin had T2 implanted with a microchip in 2002. He never heard any news about his missing pet until a Martin County Animal Services officer called him to tell him T2 was in a shelter in Palm City.
Two lion cubs play after being released into a large enclosure in Johannesburg Zoo, South Africa.
A one-horned rhinoceros walks inside the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam state, India. A tiny wildlife sanctuary in northeastern India has reported a jump in the number of one-horned rhinoceroses.