This Week in Animals, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

Fun in the snow and a close bond between man and bird highlight the week in animal photos.

This Week in Animals, Jan. 29-Feb. 4

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    Play time

    Play time

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    A giant panda cub plays at Shenshuping Panda Base of China Conservation and Research Center on Feb. 3 in the Sichuan Province of China.

    Traffic jam

    Traffic jam

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    Nubian ibexes walk in a street during a national lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in the southern Israeli city of Mitzpe Ramonon on Feb. 4.

    Race watcher

    Race watcher

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    An alpaca looks on at the Men's Gundersen Normal Hill 15km event of the FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Seefeld, Austria, on Jan. 31.

    Man's best friend

    Man's best friend

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    Recep Mirzan, a retired postman, spends time with his friend swan Garip in Edirne, Turkey, on Jan. 31. Mirzan saved and healed Garip when she was injured during his delivery to a village while he was as...

    Bad news from Phil

    Bad news from Phil

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    Official handler AJ Dereume and Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog, work a Zoom call with schoolchildren on Feb. 1 in Punxsutawney, Pa. Phil emerged from his burrow and saw his shadow,...

    Do not pet

    Do not pet

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    An estuarine crocodile is seen at a mangrove forest of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve in Singapore on Feb 2.