What happened in the animal world this week...
A newborn giraffe with her mother, Jenny, at Dublin Zoo. The zoo is inviting the public to come up with a name for the nine-day-old female giraffe
Mandara the gorilla nurses her newborn baby at a zoo in Washington, DC
Muki, the one-month-old Hamadryas baboon sucks her thumb sitting of her keeper Judit Inkeller's lap in Pecs zoo, near Budapest, Hungary
Two przewalski horses, endangered species, walk in Hustai National Park, Tov Province, Mongolia. There are only an estimated 300 left in the world
A horse is seen on a snow covered field near Csoeroeg, north of Budapest, Hungary
A Chinese panther cub born at the Jardin des Plantes in Paris
Four Nilgau antelopes that were born at a zoo in Chorzow, Poland
Lomond the seal is released into its natural habitat at Silver Sands beach in Aberdour, Fife
Sita digs for an avalanche victim during a press demonstration of the German mountain rescue workers in the Alps near Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Eight-month-old lion Simba plays with a nine-month-old lion, Stella, in Stara Zagora's Zoo, near Sofia, Bulgaria...
...the two lions were a gift from Bulgarian circus artists
Workers hold panda cubs for a group photo at Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre in Chengdu, China
A keeper carries a giant panda cub at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre
Golden retriever puppy yawns during the American Kennel Club's most popular purebred dog news conference in New York
Animal pictures of the week: 23 January 2009 - Telegraph