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The Big Year

from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 17 August 2011

Lion Cameron and white tiger Zabu play together at the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. A meeting between the two predators would have been impossible in the wild as they hail from different continents. The feline duo - aptly nicknamed The Odd Couple by their caretakers at Big Cat Rescue in Florida - were rescued from a roadside zoo around eight years ago.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 6 December 2010

Thousands of starlings surround a lone bird of prey which had swooped down to pick off a straggler. "Starlings have a very particular way of defending themselves from their predators like falcons and harriers. They form a large tightly packed flock and mob their enemy, scaring it off, frequently expanding and contracting and changing shape."

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Chaffinch - another popular garden bird. I wonder how they'll fare in the #birdwatch this year?

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Noel Fielding & Russell Brand. These pair craic me up

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from Mail Online

Thistle be a big adventure: Baby dormice nursed back to health after they were found helpless in nest after mother died

Their mother was found dead just a meter away from the nest but the little ones seem keen to carry on playing as normal

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from The Telegraph

Environment

A 7-year-old white tiger sits with one of her cubs at Tobu Zoo in Miyashiro, near Tokyo. Four newborn white tiger cubs made their first public appearance at the zoo.

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