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This week’s animal pictures: donkeys, snakes, monkeys, and more

November 4, 2010

We may have had puppies on the brain this week but don’t worry, dear reader, we haven’t forgotten about all the other adorable creatures in the animal kingdom. Check out the pictures below to see who else we’ve written about — or as — in the past seven days.


The Snub-Nosed Monkey

 

Photo by suneko/Creative Commons

Photo by suneko/Creative Commons

This golden snub-nosed monkey proves that upturned nostrils on a primate are indeed — as we reported last Friday —  silly looking.


The Donkey

 

Photo by Peter J. Markham, Loretto, MN

Photo by Peter J. Markham/Creative Commons

Dan the Donkey and his pal, Elliot the Elephant, wrote a special Election Day column expressing their desire to stop being used as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties.


The Boa Constrictor

 

Boa Constrictor photo by Department of Sustainability & Environment/Creative Commons license

Photo by the Department of Sustainability & Environment

A miracle of life? No one’s quite sure how it happened but as we reported Wednesday, a boa constrictor gave birth to 22 female boas without a male’s sperm.  Personally we think there’s some shady business going on in the snake pit.


The Sea Turtle

 

Photo by Matt Kieffer/Creative Commons

Photo by Matt Kieffer/Creative Commons

Official estimated Tuesday that about 7,000 animals are dead because of the BP oil spill, including 609 sea turtles. Sad news for sure.


The Chimpanzee

 

Photo by Shiny Things/Creative Commons

Photo by Shiny Things/Creative Commons

As we learned Monday, our monkey cousins are really a lot like us. Not only do they like to cuddle their young but  more chimps are right-handed than left.


The Puppy

 

Photo by Bev Sykes/Creative Commons

Photo by Bev Sykes/Creative Commons

After everything that happened in puppyland this week, did you really expect us to not include a picture of an adorable sleeping pup in our roundup? Especially one this cute?!

 

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