African Wild dog (Painted Dog). Until recently, Painted Dogs occurred in large populations in the tens of thousands across Africa. However, over the past 30 years, numbers in the wild have declined dramatically as a result of road kills, snares, culling by farmers, introduced diseases from domestic dogs and habitat loss.
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