🌄 Camel herding, West Bank city of Jenin.
Photo: Mohammed Ballas / AP (via SFGate)

Camel herding, West Bank city of Jenin.

Photo: Mohammed Ballas / AP (via SFGate)

🌄 What? You were expecting me to use my own? A sparrow  collects a pigeon feather to upholster its nest in one of Kiev’s parks.
Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate)

What? You were expecting me to use my own? A sparrow collects a pigeon feather to upholster its nest in one of Kiev’s parks.

Photo: Sergei Supinsky / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate)

🌄 This young flippersnapper’s old man otter teach him some manners.  (Zoo in Duisburg, Germany.)
Photo: Volker Hartmann / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate)

This young flippersnapper’s old man otter teach him some manners. (Zoo in Duisburg, Germany.)

Photo: Volker Hartmann / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate)

🌄 Baby Azusa holds her first press conference at the zoo in Wuppertal,  Germany.
Photo: Volker Hartmann / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate)

Baby Azusa holds her first press conference at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany.

Photo: Volker Hartmann / AFP / Getty Images (via SFGate)

🌄 A redwing blackbird sings from atop a cattail in East Montpelier, Vt.
Photo: Toby Talbot / AP (via SFGate)

A redwing blackbird sings from atop a cattail in East Montpelier, Vt.

Photo: Toby Talbot / AP (via SFGate)

🌄 Photographers Emily and Walter Michot have been documenting the  growth of Bob, who was hatched in their backyard mango tree in Miami  Shores, Fla.
Photo: Emily Michot / Miami Herald (SFGate)

Photographers Emily and Walter Michot have been documenting the growth of Bob, who was hatched in their backyard mango tree in Miami Shores, Fla.

Photo: Emily Michot / Miami Herald (SFGate)

🌄 My little baby, Clementine (we just call her Clem), about a year old.  She is adorable, cuddly, and a huuuge troublemaker.
Submitted by teenaahh

My little baby, Clementine (we just call her Clem), about a year old.  She is adorable, cuddly, and a huuuge troublemaker.

Submitted by teenaahh

🌄 My little man Nikki! The infamous cupcake killer! Beware: he’ll eat all of your food!
Submitted by meaculpamonamour

My little man Nikki! The infamous cupcake killer! Beware: he’ll eat all of your food!

Submitted by meaculpamonamour

🌄 Oh, the huge manatee! CC Baby hovers like a zeppelin  over Turner at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.
Photo: Ernest Coleman / The Cincinnati  Enquirer (via SFGate)

Oh, the huge manatee! CC Baby hovers like a zeppelin over Turner at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

Photo: Ernest Coleman / The Cincinnati Enquirer (via SFGate)

🌄 Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis; population 0; Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon. Sartore: “Bryn the pygmy rabbit died in 2008, marking the end of her genetic line. This subpopulation lost its sagebrush habitat as the land was developed for agriculture. Key features of Bryn’s genetic material survive in hybrid pygmy rabbits; a breeding and reintroduction program holds out hope for her kind.”
From RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species by Joel Sartore

Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis; population 0; Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon. Sartore: “Bryn the pygmy rabbit died in 2008, marking the end of her genetic line. This subpopulation lost its sagebrush habitat as the land was developed for agriculture. Key features of Bryn’s genetic material survive in hybrid pygmy rabbits; a breeding and reintroduction program holds out hope for her kind.”

From RARE: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species by Joel Sartore

🌄 This is my beautiful dog, Fluffy. I’ve been her friend since I was five, and she continues to be my loyal companion. I love her! She just wouldn’t leave the park so she decided to sit in the mud and not budge until I told her that her favorite tv show was on.
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This is my beautiful dog, Fluffy. I’ve been her friend since I was five, and she continues to be my loyal companion. I love her! She just wouldn’t leave the park so she decided to sit in the mud and not budge until I told her that her favorite tv show was on.

Submitted by ithinkyoucan

🌄 Sure sign of spring: Bagpipes serenade the march of  the swans from their winter quarters to the Avon River in Stratford,  Ontario.
Photo: Dave Chidley / Canadian Press (via SFGate)

Sure sign of spring: Bagpipes serenade the march of the swans from their winter quarters to the Avon River in Stratford, Ontario.

Photo: Dave Chidley / Canadian Press (via SFGate)