Animal photos of the month (24 photos)

Orangutan with lego blocks
Nonja the artistic orangutan has been given oversized Lego blocks by her keepers to help her get over a creative block.  (Photo: CEN)

Albino echidna
Meet Leo the albino echidna. The little monotreme was taken to Symbio Wildlife Park near Wollongong earlier this year after a family found him wandering through a carpark at Berry on the South Coast. (Photo: Newspix / Rex Features)

A three-day-old baby Humboldt Penguin
A three-day-old baby Humboldt Penguin sleeps in an incubator decorated with a union flag at London Zoo. (Photo:  PA)

Baby raccoons
Police found six two-week-old raccoons in a fireplace in a house in Frankfurt, Germany. The baby raccoons are pictured at a breeding station in Frankfurt. (Photo: Reuters)

A white tiger cub
A white tiger cub playfully attacks a photographer at a zoo in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany. (Photo: Action Press / Rex Features) 

Newborn black bear cub
Staff at a nature reserve in China are hand-rearing two newborn black bear cubs after they were abandoned by their mother. (Photo: Rex Features)

A two-week-old newborn female Common chimpanzee
A two-week-old newborn female Common chimpanzee plays with her mother Zuri at Guadalajara Zoo on March 31, 2011.  (Photo: AFP PHOTO / Hector Guerrero)

Dog and seal
This inquisitive dog was left stunned when a playful young seal gave him a friendly slap on the cheek after he bounded into the sea during a game of fetch. (Photo: Lynne Morris / Solent)

Gorilla with flower
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An infant orangutan
An infant orangutan chews on a branch while relaxing in a hammock during the filming of Born To Be Wild 3D. (Photo:  AP / Warner Bros)

White lion cub
Mohlatsi the white lion cub plays at The Ranch Hotel animal park in Polokwane, South Africa. (Photo: Marc Dryden Schofield / Barcroft Media) 

A three-day-old white lion cub
A three-day-old white lion cub sleeps in Belgrade Zoo, Serbia. (Photo: AP)

Meerkats and Easter
At the ZSL London ZooKeepers gave an eight-strong meerkat group an Easter treat as part of the animals’ enrichment programme. (Photo: EPA)

Funny monkey
A Bonobo at Frankfurt Zoo in Germany. (Photo: Volker Gutgessell / Barcroft Media)

Twin polar bears
Twin polar bears rest at Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. (Photo: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features)

Twin polar bears
Twin polar bears – one male and one female – are bottle-fed by carers at Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China…(Photo: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features)

Augo the polar bear
Augo the polar bear playing with his blue bucket at Aalborg Zoo, Denmark. (Photo: Rex Features)

Chimp pushes a lawnmower
Ruby, a 10 year old chimp, pushes a lawnmower at Monkey Town animal park in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo:  Matthew Tabaccos / Barcroft Media)

Chimp fills a wheelbarrow with straw
Ruby, a 10 year old chimp fills a wheelbarrow with straw at Monkey Town animal park in Cape Town. (Photo: Matthew Tabaccos / Barcroft Media)

A springbok has a nasty tumble
A springbok has a nasty tumble after challenging a love rival to a fight. The clumsy creature had taken on an older male in a spat over territory during the mating season. In one impressive move, he was lifted from the ground and flipped in the air. (Photo: Jaco Becker / Solent)

A tiger named Diamond enjoys an ice cream
A tiger named Diamond enjoys an ice cream as zoo keepers try to keep him cool in sweltering temperature at the Isle of Wight Zoo. (Photo: Solent News)

A water vole
A water vole jumps from a rock into the water. (Photo: Terry Whittaker / Solent)

A young boar with mother
A young boar stands next to its mother on March 28, 2011 at a deer park in Klaistow, eastern Germany. (Photo:  Patrick Pleul)
Baby wombat
A baby wombat peers out from its mother’s legs at Ballarat Wildlife Park, Victoria, Australia. (Photo: Newspix / Rex Features)

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