Japan's pet survivors
Two women and a pet dog pass by a ship that was washed into their neighborhood by the March 11 tsunami as they search for their destroyed home in Kesennuma, Japan, on March 17.
Birds of bright plumage
The blue-and-gold Macaw has an arresting stare and ranges from tropical South America to Panama, with a breeding population in Miami, Fla.
Budapest Zoo's 18-year-old polar bear, Vitush, plays with a ball in his pool in Budapest, Hungary, Feb. 5, 2009.
A flamingo chick is nudged by its mother in their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo in Hungary in June 2009. With fifteen chicks newly hatched the number of flamingos at the zoo has grown to 98.