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Wellington toddler Sofia Walker facing down male lion Malik at Wellington Zoo. A video of the interaction has earned international attention online.
Betty in bed having a big yawn.
A collection of sleepy pets.
The dog who was rescued three weeks after being washed out to sea in Japan's March tsunami.
The Sumatran tiger cubs came out to play with their mother Jumilah.
The head of the NGO SOS Rescate Fauna Marina, Richard Tesore, bottle feeds the rescued baby La Plata dolphin.
Otto after a hard day at work helping the plumber to lay some pipes.
Michael & his mobility dog Friend get All Blacked out.
Rocky, a 5-year-old Brussels Griffon, loves playing with the family cats.
Fantails come in from the cold at the Sail residence, Hunter, South Canterbury.
FEEDING TIME: Two-year-old chimpanzee Do Do feeds milk to Aorn, a 60-day-old tiger cub, at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok.
Four-month-old Maine Coon cross kittens Incey and Van 'helping' owner Jodie Coe paint a bedroom.
Jin, right, plays with her male partner Jala. She spent 26 days on the run after escaping Auckland Zoo in 2006.
A policeman carries Downing St ditherer Larry the cat during the in-or-out front door drama.
Jimmy the Jack Russell, king of the castle, sent in by Katie Anderson.
READY FOR THE BIG DAY: Queenie the griffin/toy poodle looking royal.
Photos of Sally as a young chimp with her foster mum, Georgie Seccombe, and family.
STAR QUALITY: Moko the bottlenose dolphin has been named as one of history's most heroic animals.
INTRIGUING: Truffle at six weeks old.
OH HI: Lexi about to go for her first swim.
MMMM: Mo-mo finds some afternoon sun.
Auckland Zoo sending is one of its female red pandas, Khosuva, to India in exchange for a male red panda at Darjeeling Zoo in India.
Smokey's favourite place is the washing basket.
HOW MANY:Tess tries to break the record for how many tennis balls a dog can fit in its mouth
Wuru the dugong at Sydney Aquarium.
HMMM: Lexi the spoodle waiting patiently in the car.
CUDDLE TIME: Six-month-old Basil and Lola (blue girl) are completely inseparable.
IT'S A TOUGH LIFE: Miss willow chillin' on her bean bag.
I'M INNOCENT: Zak looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth. Got a cute pet photo? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
STICKING BUSINESS: Zoey loves playing with straws. Got a cute pet photo? Send it to email@example.com
MEGA FLUFFY: Chow Chow dog groomed to look like a panda.
TUG OF WAR: Walter at eight weeks old. Got a cute pet photo? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
COMPUTER CAT: Gordon, from Newlands in Wellington, finds an alternate way to do a search on Google. Got a cute pet photo? Send it to email@example.com
KING OF THE CASTLE: Oscar isn't too impressed about being disturbed after a big run at the beach - his favourite place to visit.
EARS TO YOU: Morris.
Learning the ropes at guide dog school.
CURIOUS CAT: Cragar the bengal.
DON'T MESS WITH THESE PAWS: Miniature schnauser cross Chuck Norris. Email your pet pics to firstname.lastname@example.org
LET'S BE FRIENDS: A squirrel plays with cat Tita and her kitten.
Dawn, a Boston Terrier, center, and Tank, right visit a makeshift dog park at the Pennsylvania Hotel before the Westminster dog show.
FREE ROAMING: Obama family dog Bo trots past a Secret Service agent on the South Lawn of the White House.
WESTIES: Nico and Dexter live in Hamilton with Debbie and Darius. Email your pet pictures to email@example.com
HI JINX: Trouble maker Leo plays ball.
INSTRUCTION MANUAL: Smith looks for the answers.
OVERDOING IT: Sarge needs a lie down after a big Xmas lunch.
STOCKING STUFFERS: All I want for Xmas...
WRONG TREE: Vespa decides to do some Christmas decorating.
MIGHTY: Vince Noir ventures into the garden.
SEARCH ENGINE: Charlie looks for himself on Stuff. Send your cute pet photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT A RACQUET: Wilson gets ready for his lesson.
SNOW BUSINESS: Rafferty loves Cardrona lower slopes
ON THE HUNT: Kaos hunts for birds high in the plum tree.
LAID BACK: Six-year old Pomeranian Bobby Gorgeous waits to compete at the 4th annual Helen Woodward Animal Centre Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at dog beach in Del Mar, California.
LONG NOSED MONKEY: The Nasosus Machedonus is also known as the Monyet Belanda in Malaysia, the Bekantan in Indonesia or simply the Long-nosed Monkey.
BFF: Zookeeper Laurel Sandy and Kashin
PRECIOUS FEW: The giant panda is one of the world's most endangered species and is found only in China. An estimated 1,600 wild pandas live in nature reserves in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces, and 217 are kept in captivity.
HANGING AROUND: A dog sits in the shade with its owner in a hammock, at Rome's beach for dogs.
SAVE US: There are 25,000 polar bears worldwide. The species is listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act because their sea ice habitat is melting. Pictures: Reuters
MMMM YUMMY! Goliath's first time in the snow at five months. His owners say he wasn’t quite sure of it and ended up trying to eat it all up.
BOO! Kitten Peekay, a domestic long haired cat.
BABY LOVE: Gana touches the face of her newborn.
DOG IN A HAT: Honey enjoys travelling in style.
A fur seal pup at the camp at Sinclair Head near Red Rocks on Wellington's south coast.
BIRD POWER: Wisp shows Oscar who's boss.
WIDE EYED: Things are looking up for Orsen.
RESTING UP: Zues lies down in Bro Town.
MIRROR IMAGE: Indoor inaction from Banjo and Tesla.
TESS MATCH: Rugby's a ball - pass it on.
BEST BUDDIES: Pippin and Squeak share a moment.
CUDDLY QUARTET: The four cubs.
SHOWING HER COLOURS: Anjing is all ready to support the All Black’s this season.
MADZ 'N' PADZ: Maddie with her new friend Paddington Bear.
LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES: Hershey and Mocha take a nap.
HOW CAN YOU SAY NO? Hunta pulls on the heart strings.
WE ARE FAMILY: Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her newborn calf after giving birth at the Vancouver Aquarium.
MAD HATTER: I'm late for a very important date.
RATS IN THE RANKS: Zac with Mitch and Monty.
EYE OF THE TIGER: Bengal tiger cubs, named Dareen, Toleen and Lowrence, rest at Universal Animal Zoo near Amman.