This gallery comprises photographs of animals from various parts of the world. — Photos and text by Agencies

A duck walks through snow on March 19, 2013, in Hamburg, northern Germany after a heavy snowfall. ? AFP Photo
A duck walks through snow on March 19, 2013, in Hamburg, northern Germany after a heavy snowfall. ? AFP Photo
 A rare two-headed albino California Kingsnake is displayed at the Moscow Zoo, on March 19, 2013. According to the zoo officials the occurrence of two-headed snakes are one in a million and they usually don?t survive in the wild. ? AFP Photo
A rare two-headed albino California Kingsnake is displayed at the Moscow Zoo, on March 19, 2013. According to the zoo officials the occurrence of two-headed snakes are one in a million and they usually don?t survive in the wild. ? AFP Photo
It was all about new experiences as the youngest member of the panda family, Xiao Liwu, got to play in the snow for the first time March 19, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo. The seven-month-old cub explored his snowy exhibit and had fun climbing all over mom Bai Yun, playfully nipping and wrestling with her in the snow.  Over 15 tons of fresh snow was blown into the panda's exhibit early this morning as part of an enrichment surprise for the pandas. The snow for the giant pandas was made possible by generous donors who c
It was all about new experiences as the youngest member of the panda family, Xiao Liwu, got to play in the snow for the first time March 19, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo. The seven-month-old cub explored his snowy exhibit and had fun climbing all over mom Bai Yun, playfully nipping and wrestling with her in the snow. Over 15 tons of fresh snow was blown into the panda's exhibit early this morning as part of an enrichment surprise for the pandas. The snow for the giant pandas was made possible by generous donors who c
Three-year-old Clea Gadsby looks at a ten metre long giant squid at a marine exhibit in the Melbourne Museum on December 15, 2005.  Scientists on Wednesday announced they had peeked into the DNA of the giant squid, seeking to demystify a deep-sea creature that has haunted sailors' dreams for centuries.   ? AFP Photo
Three-year-old Clea Gadsby looks at a ten metre long giant squid at a marine exhibit in the Melbourne Museum on December 15, 2005. Scientists on Wednesday announced they had peeked into the DNA of the giant squid, seeking to demystify a deep-sea creature that has haunted sailors' dreams for centuries. ? AFP Photo
Birds perch on snow covered trees in a city park after heavy snowfall in Beijing on March 20, 2013. Beijing and the northern China has been experiencing its coldest winter in more than 30 years and has seen tens of thousands of the countries livestock dying and transport chaos as flights and highways are shutdown.  ? AFP Photo
Birds perch on snow covered trees in a city park after heavy snowfall in Beijing on March 20, 2013. Beijing and the northern China has been experiencing its coldest winter in more than 30 years and has seen tens of thousands of the countries livestock dying and transport chaos as flights and highways are shutdown. ? AFP Photo
A honey sucker bird in Harare on March 20, 2013 enjoys the nectar from blossoms after the rains. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE
A honey sucker bird in Harare on March 20, 2013 enjoys the nectar from blossoms after the rains. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE
A reindeer herd climbs a hill, seen with the derelict Husvik whaling station at rear, on the South Georgia islands  February 2, 2013. Hunters have culled 3,500 reindeer on the British islands of South Georgia near Antarctica in a step to get rid of animals introduced a century ago from Norway as a source of food. Reindeer numbers have surged and their trampling is a threat to plants and to seabirds nesting on the ground.    ? Reuters Photo
A reindeer herd climbs a hill, seen with the derelict Husvik whaling station at rear, on the South Georgia islands February 2, 2013. Hunters have culled 3,500 reindeer on the British islands of South Georgia near Antarctica in a step to get rid of animals introduced a century ago from Norway as a source of food. Reindeer numbers have surged and their trampling is a threat to plants and to seabirds nesting on the ground. ? Reuters Photo
Albino kangaroo Alberta sits in the snow-covered bird park in Marlow, northeastern Germany, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, which marks the beginning of spring. ? AP Photo
Albino kangaroo Alberta sits in the snow-covered bird park in Marlow, northeastern Germany, Wednesday, March 20, 2013, which marks the beginning of spring. ? AP Photo
People walk past thousand of dead shrimps washed up on the "Caleta Rojas" at Coronel town, some 540 km (335 miles) southwest of Santiago March 19, 2013. The shrimps had died due to pollution after water used to cool two thermoelectric plants located next to the beach was discharged into the sea, according to the town's residents. ? Reuters Photo
People walk past thousand of dead shrimps washed up on the "Caleta Rojas" at Coronel town, some 540 km (335 miles) southwest of Santiago March 19, 2013. The shrimps had died due to pollution after water used to cool two thermoelectric plants located next to the beach was discharged into the sea, according to the town's residents. ? Reuters Photo
This undated photo provided by Squid Acres Kennel shows racing dog Dorado, who died during the Iditarod race on Friday, March 15, 2013. The asphyxiation death of Dorado, who was dropped from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, has outraged animal rights activists who have long criticized the 1,000-mile race as cruelty. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging Alaska prosecutors to file charges of cruelty to animals for those responsible for the death of 5-year-old Dorado, who died after being buried by d
This undated photo provided by Squid Acres Kennel shows racing dog Dorado, who died during the Iditarod race on Friday, March 15, 2013. The asphyxiation death of Dorado, who was dropped from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, has outraged animal rights activists who have long criticized the 1,000-mile race as cruelty. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is urging Alaska prosecutors to file charges of cruelty to animals for those responsible for the death of 5-year-old Dorado, who died after being buried by d
In this Friday, March 15, 2013 photo, a woman and her child look at a camel at the Baghdad Zoo, as Abdullah, 8, poses with a photograph taken on July 20, 2003 at the same site by Niko Price of the Associated Press, showing a US soldier visiting the newly-opened zoo. The zoo was decimated during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, when the staff fled and looters gutted the zoo and the park surrounding it. Only a handful of animals survived, and later the grounds were used as a holding facility for looters detained by US sol
In this Friday, March 15, 2013 photo, a woman and her child look at a camel at the Baghdad Zoo, as Abdullah, 8, poses with a photograph taken on July 20, 2003 at the same site by Niko Price of the Associated Press, showing a US soldier visiting the newly-opened zoo. The zoo was decimated during the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, when the staff fled and looters gutted the zoo and the park surrounding it. Only a handful of animals survived, and later the grounds were used as a holding facility for looters detained by US sol
Tacoma, a 13-year-old Siberian tiger, is shown in his enclosure at InSync Exotics animal preserve Monday, March 18, 2013, in Wylie, Texas. Tacoma is the first tiger in the US  to go through a nerve surgery to alleviate pain caused from hip dysplasia. ? AP Photo
Tacoma, a 13-year-old Siberian tiger, is shown in his enclosure at InSync Exotics animal preserve Monday, March 18, 2013, in Wylie, Texas. Tacoma is the first tiger in the US to go through a nerve surgery to alleviate pain caused from hip dysplasia. ? AP Photo
A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoal rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich March 19, 2013. ? AFP Photo
A Madagascar day gecko sits on a perch in the Masoal rainforest hall at the zoo in Zurich March 19, 2013. ? AFP Photo

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