10/09/2011 05:37 pm ET Updated Dec 09, 2011

Animal Photos Of The Week

This week saw no shortage of cute animals popping up in the news. This video of a dozen baby pandas napping together at a breeding center in China is sure to brighten your day.

Be sure to check out the video of a real life Air Bud. Petey the border collie is quite the basketball player, and might be willing to play for cheaper than some NBA stars.

This week also marked World Animal Day. In honor of the occasion, check out our collection of cute animal videos. Sadly, the friendly and cuddly creatures in the videos are also species that are threatened or endangered in the wild.

There are no cute videos for some of these unlucky animals. A whale washed up on a New Jersey beach after having been shot and suffering for a month, and the morality of animal trapping was examined in an interview with a Pennsylvania trapper.

Check out some of our favorite animal photos from this week below.

Animal Photos Of The Week 10/9/11
Animal Photos Of The Week 10/9/11