The past week was marked by several unusual animal stories.

A Canadian man received quite a scare when a bear dragged him from an outhouse. Gord Shurvell, camping and fishing in Northern Ontario, was dragged into the brush by the black bear, but was rescued by his friend Daniel Alexander. Alexander told CBC, "The bear was down on all fours, with his head was down. And as soon as he done that, that's when I shot him, right in the head. Thank God that that bear turned."

In Arizona, a male pit bull refused to leave the side of a female pit bull for 14 hours. The dog, who reportedly appeared "very sad," nuzzled his deceased female companion by the side of a road for hours before officials removed him to a shelter.

Officials in Florida busted an alleged cockfighting ring in the Keys this week. Investigators discovered over 250 chickens in two apartments. One resident was charged 52 counts of animal cruelty.

In other animal news, a video surfaced this week of a baby penguin meeting a human for the first time. Taken on a trip to Antarctica, the penguin pecks the man's head, but luckily misses his eyes.

Below, check out some of the best animal photos from the past week. For even weirder animal pictures, check out these creatures that made a top 10 list of species described in 2011.

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  • A one-month-old female cheetah cub, left, delivered via a rare caesarian section, and her brother, delivered naturally but then abandoned, lick off what's left of their meals after a feeding at the National Zoo in Washington, Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The cubs are expected to go on public view in late summer. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • A monkey swims in the Bagamti river to beat the summer heat in Kathmandu on May 25, 2012. Temperatures in the Nepalese capital are rising with the onset of summer. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 25: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created using the iPhone 4s with Instagram 'LoFi' filter) A cat sits in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 25, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District is preparing for the 75th anniversary of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge that will be marked with a festival on May 26 - 27 that will feature music, displays of bridge artifacts and art exhibits. The 1.7 mile steel suspension bridge, one of the modern Wonders of the World, opened to traffic on May 27, 1937. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

  • A Red Panda Bear sleeps in the Panda Bear enclosure at the Beijing Zoo on May 22, 2012. The zoo grounds were originally a Ming Dynasty imperial palace and finally opened to the public in 1908. The zoo's history states that during the WWII, most of the zoo's animals died of starvation with only 13 monkeys and one old emu surviving the war. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

  • A monkey and a bull beat the summer heat on the banks of the Bagamti river in Kathmandu on May 25, 2012. Temperatures in the Nepalese capital are rising with the onset of summer. AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA

  • An Asian Macaque monkey preens a companion at the Monkey Hill compound in the Beijing Zoo on May 22, 2012. The zoo grounds were originally a Ming Dynasty imperial palace and finally opened to the public in 1908. The zoo's history states that during the WWII, most of the zoo's animals died of starvation with only 13 monkeys and one old emu surviving the war. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

  • An Siberian Tiger hides from the sun at the Beijing Zoo on May 22, 2012. The zoo grounds were originally a Ming Dynasty imperial palace and finally opened to the public in 1908. The zoo's history states that during the WWII, most of the zoo's animals died of starvation with only 13 monkeys and one old emu surviving the war. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

  • A bird comes in for a landing on an electrical power line in Monterey Park, east of downtown of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley on May 24, 2012 in California. Birds are able to to survive on an an electrical power line because a bird only touches one line, whereas if it were to touch another line or a pole, electricity will travel through the bird to either the ground or another wire as electricity has to flow from something to something. While there is tremendous electrical potential when a bird sits on a wire, because it doesn't go anywhere the bird remains perfectly safe since the electrical potential has no path through the bird. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN

  • CHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 22: Baby elephant Nayan, aged two, gets cooled off with water by keepers at Chester Zoo on May 22, 2012 in Chester, England. As parts of Britain bask in temperatures up to 25c the herd of Indian elephants at Chester Zoo enjoyed a cool shower courtesy of the keepers and a hosepipe. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Rio's zoo veterinarian Alex Spadetti plays with 'Lequinho', a two-month-old 'green monkey' (Cercopithecus pygerythrus), a species originary from South Africa, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 22. 2012. Lequinho, whose mother died upon giving birth, is being taken care of by a team of veterinarians and biologists AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

  • Golden snub-nosed monkeys are seen in a cage decorated with lotus lanterns at Everland amusement and animal park in Yongin, south of Seoul on May 24, 2012. The largest amusement park in South Korea organized the event to celebrate Buddha's birthday on May 28. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE

  • Golden snub-nosed monkeys are seen in a cage decorated with lotus lanterns at Everland amusement and animal park in Yongin, south of Seoul on May 24, 2012. The largest amusement park in South Korea organized the event to celebrate Buddha's birthday on May 28. AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE

  • An Emu looks on at the Australian animal compound in the Beijing Zoo on May 22, 2012. The zoo grounds were originally a Ming Dynasty imperial palace and finally opened to the public in 1908. The zoo's history states that during the WWII, most of the zoo's animals died of starvation with only 13 monkeys and one old emu surviving the war. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

  • A stag beetle climbs up a trunk at the 'Hirschkaefer-Erlebniswelt' (stag beetle adventure world) in Graebendorf, eastern Germany, on May 23, 2012. The stag beetle, insect of the year 2012, is listed as a threatened species. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK PLEUL

  • A stork collecting material for its nest flies over a field near Biebesheim, western Germany, on May 23, 2012. In the upcoming weeks, the stork chicks will fledge and leave the region with their parents in late summer to go south to their wintering regions. AFP PHOTO / BORIS ROESSLER

  • 'Lequinho', a two-month-old 'green monkey' (Cercopithecus pygerythrus), a species originary from South Africa, sits on a tripod in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 22. 2012. Lequinho, whose mother died upon giving birth, is being taken care of by a team of veterinarians and biologists AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

  • 'Lequinho', a two-month-old 'green monkey' (Cercopithecus pygerythrus), a species originary from South Africa, plays with his blanket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 22. 2012. Lequinho, whose mother died upon giving birth, is being taken care of by a team of veterinarians and biologists AFP PHOTO/VANDERLEI ALMEIDA

  • A Panda Bear sleeping in the Olympic Games Panda Bear enclosure at the Beijing Zoo on May 22, 2012. The zoo grounds were originally a Ming Dynasty imperial palace and finally opened to the public in 1908. The zoo's history states that during the WWII, most of the zoo's animals died of starvation with only 13 monkeys and one old emu surviving the war. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

  • Emus at the Australian animal compound in the Beijing Zoo on May 22, 2012. The zoo grounds were originally a Ming Dynasty imperial palace and finally opened to the public in 1908. The zoo's history states that during the WWII, most of the zoo's animals died of starvation with only 13 monkeys and one old emu surviving the war. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22: A heron takes a gosling from a gull that snatched it from Serpentine lake in Hyde Park on May 22, 2012 in London, England. Following a cool, overcast morning temperatures in the capital are expected to reach 26 degrees Celsius today with warm weather forecast for the rest of the week. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • A snail is pictured on the red carpet during the 65th Cannes film festival on May 21, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI

  • In this Wednesday, May 23, 2012 photograph, a young deer and a cat share a moment in Feench village near Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India. (AP Photo)

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