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The Week in Wildlife

Flamingos enjoyed their safe haven. Orangutans were returned to the wild. A bear was moved to safety. And one otter opened a Christmas present. Those were among the highlights of animals in the past week.

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    A love story

    A love story

    Swans in the lake of Caprolace in Latina, Italy on Dec. 12.

    Heading home

    Heading home

    A Sumatran orangutan sits in a cage Dec. 17 before being repatriated from Thailand to Indonesia after having been smuggled into the kingdom.

    Flamingo haven

    Flamingo haven

    A drone photo shows a view from the Gediz River Delta in western Turkey on Dec. 17. The delta hosts about 80,000 birds in winter and provides shelter for 10% of the world's flamingo population.

    A present? For me?

    A present? For me?

    An otter digs inside a Christmas present to retrieve fishy treats as part of an enrichment program at Wildwood Escot Park in Ottery St Mary, England.

    Marine iguana

    Marine iguana

    A marine iguana is seen Dec. 16 at the Johnny Cay Regional Park, home to a wide variety of iguanas in San Andres Islands, Colombia.

    A close-up

    A close-up

    A close-up view on Dec. 13 of a Sumatran owl that is part of a collection of protected animals at the Medan Zoo in North Sumatra, Indonesia.

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