Play time: White Bengal tiger cub pesters Mum, in pictures
This tiger cub appears less than purr-fect as he leaps on his mothers head while playing. The enthusiastic white Bengal tiger cub was pictured clawing and jumped all over his tiring mother. The sprightly youngster played up to the crowds who had descended on Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia to catch a glimpse of the rare animals
A newborn gorilla, named Ameli, rests in the arms of her mother, Anya. Picture: Jack Guez. (Gorillas comprise the eponymous genus Gorilla, the largest extant genus of primates by size. They are ground-dwelling, predominantly herbivorous apes that inhabit the forests of central Africa).
Giant panda Yuan Yuan licks her baby in their enclosure at Taipei Zoo. The cub, the first panda born in Taiwan, was delivered on July 7 following a series of artificial insemination sessions after her parents Yuan Yuan and her partner Tuan Tuan failed to conceive naturally. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Taipei City Zoo
A black panther is typically a melanistic color variant of any of several species of larger cat. In the Americas, wild 'black panthers' may be black jaguars (Panthera onca), while in Asia and Africa, black leopards (Panthera pardus)