Animals in the News

It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a sloth hanging around in Panama, reindeer herders in far northern Russia, an orangutan taking a wheelbarrow ride in Indonesia, a wild horse roundup in Spain, dolphins in the Mediterranean, flying foxes in India, orcas in Puget Sound, a leopard with its head stuck in a pot in India, and much more. These images and many others are part of this roundup of animals in the news from recent months, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers, as part of an ongoing series on animals in the news.

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