In Photos: Animals who grabbed headlines this week
From humpback whales, to an adventurous leapord cub, rare hawks and migratory birds, here are animals who were in news. (Photos: AP, PTI)
From humpback whales, to an adventurous leapord cub, rare hawks and migratory birds, here are animals who were in news. (Photos: AP, PTI)
Boaters and fishermen watch as a group of up to six humpback whales feed on herring near Ketchikan, Alaska. Over the past several years researchers have noticed a decline in the number of North Pacific humpback whales showing up in their traditional breeding grounds around Hawaii. The missing humpbacks migrate each autumn from Alaska, where they feed during the summer months, to Hawaii, where they mate and give birth during the winter. (AP)
Boaters and fishermen watch as a group of up to six humpback whales feed on herring near Ketchikan, Alaska. Over the past several years researchers have noticed a decline in the number of North Pacific humpback whales showing up in their traditional breeding grounds around Hawaii. The missing humpbacks migrate each autumn from Alaska, where they feed during the summer months, to Hawaii, where they mate and give birth during the winter. (AP)
n elephant herd of Dalma sanctuary of Jharkhand being driven out from Gopalpur forest of Nilgiri forest range in Balasore district under 'Operation Gajanan 2'. (PTI)
n elephant herd of Dalma sanctuary of Jharkhand being driven out from Gopalpur forest of Nilgiri forest range in Balasore district under 'Operation Gajanan 2'. (PTI)
Rescuers stand with a pigmy killer whale after it was transported to Rarawa Beach from Ninety Mile Beach in the far north of the North of New Zealand. Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat six stranded whales Tuesday, Nov. 27. 2018 and are hoping they will soon swim away into deeper water. (AP)
Rescuers stand with a pigmy killer whale after it was transported to Rarawa Beach from Ninety Mile Beach in the far north of the North of New Zealand. Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand have managed to refloat six stranded whales Tuesday, Nov. 27. 2018 and are hoping they will soon swim away into deeper water. (AP)
A leopard cub hides under a car near district courts complex at Chakkar, in Shimla, Tuesday, Nov.27, 2018. The residents of Shimla were gripped by panic after a leopard cub was sighted near district courts complex at Chakkar on Tuesday morning. The animal was later rescued by forest officials.  (PTI)
A leopard cub hides under a car near district courts complex at Chakkar, in Shimla, Tuesday, Nov.27, 2018. The residents of Shimla were gripped by panic after a leopard cub was sighted near district courts complex at Chakkar on Tuesday morning. The animal was later rescued by forest officials. (PTI)
Three of four six-week old white tiger (Panthera tigris) cubs sit in straw during their introduction to the press in their enclosure in Xantus Janos Zoo in Gyor, 120 kms west of Budapest, Hungary. (AP)
Three of four six-week old white tiger (Panthera tigris) cubs sit in straw during their introduction to the press in their enclosure in Xantus Janos Zoo in Gyor, 120 kms west of Budapest, Hungary. (AP)
Herons take flight at the Gharana wetland near the India-Pakistan international border at Ranbir Singh Pura, about 25km from Jammu. (PTI)
Herons take flight at the Gharana wetland near the India-Pakistan international border at Ranbir Singh Pura, about 25km from Jammu. (PTI)
Bar-headed Geese, which migrate in winter from Central Asia and Tibet, fly at Nagrota Suriyan, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Dharmsala, India, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The Pong Wetlands host and support hundreds of migratory bird species in the winter months. (AP)
Bar-headed Geese, which migrate in winter from Central Asia and Tibet, fly at Nagrota Suriyan, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of Dharmsala, India, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. The Pong Wetlands host and support hundreds of migratory bird species in the winter months. (AP)
A great black hawk, a native of Central and South America, prowls the grounds of Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox said the young bird appeared to be in good health and in the process of molting. Maine residents sometimes sees rare birds, he said, but "this is one for the record books," and it made for a moment they wouldn't forget. (AP)
A great black hawk, a native of Central and South America, prowls the grounds of Deering Oaks Park, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Portland, Maine. Audubon naturalist Doug Hitchcox said the young bird appeared to be in good health and in the process of molting. Maine residents sometimes sees rare birds, he said, but "this is one for the record books," and it made for a moment they wouldn't forget. (AP)