In animal news this week, several bears have been turning up where they're not always expected. A bear swam across the canal separating Cape Cod, Massachusetts from the mainland and is now traversing the peninsula. According to the Associated Press, "Officials say research dating to the 1700s suggests this is the first bear on the Cape." Later in the week, another bear turned up for work at an office complex in Parsippany, New Jersey. The bear was tranquilized and moved to a park.

A good samaritan in Washington state was recognized this week for helping to save an injured bald eagle. Robert Hutton rescued the bird from the middle of a road and took it to a local veterinary hospital. Doctors, who have named the bird "Glen," believe it has about a 30 percent chance of survival.

A fisherman in Australia discovered the carcass of a nearly 13-foot long giant squid this week. Al McGlashan was quoted as saying, "In all my time on the water -- and I've spent 200-plus days out there -- I've never seen anything like it."

Sadly, the well-known dog Lucky Diamond lost her battle with cancer this week. The dog, which holds a Guinness world record for being "the animal photographed with the most famous people," was also known for her use in charity and animal welfare work in the New York area.

In more lighthearted animal news, check out this bunny vs. kitten wrestling match if you missed it.

Check out some of the best animal photos from around the world this week:

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  • Kenya Wildlife service rangers examine two-month-old lion cubs on June 7,2012 in a quarantine room of the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, following its rescue by the wildlife rangers who were forced to shoot dead the cubs' mother after it was spotted in Nairobi's Karen suburb and it charged before it could be darted, but the cubs are now being looked after. Conservations warn of the growing likelihood of closer interaction between wildlife and humans if development is not managed in a sustainable manner. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

  • A seagull is silhouetted infront of the sun where planet Venus (black spot up right) crossed the face of the star at sunrise in Malmoe, southern Sweden, on June 6, 2012. Astronomers and novice star-gazers worldwide trained their eyes and telescopes on the skies Wednesday for the last chance this lifetime to observe Venus track a near seven-hour path across the Sun. The event, only to be seen again in 105 years, began shortly after 2200 GMT on Tuesday, visible first from the Pacific and north and central Americas as a small black dot trailing across the solar surface. AFP PHOTO /JOHAN NILSSON / SCANPIX SWEDEN

  • A two-month-old lion cub roars on June 7,2012 in a quarantine room of the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, following its rescue by the wildlife rangers who were forced to shoot dead the cubs' mother after it was spotted in Nairobi's Karen suburb and it charged before it could be darted, but the cubs are now being looked after. Conservations warn of the growing likelihood of closer interaction between wildlife and humans if development is not managed in a sustainable manner. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

  • Two-month-old lion cubs are seen on June 7,2012 in a quarantine room of the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, following their rescue by the wildlife rangers who were forced to shoot dead the cubs' mother after it was spotted in Nairobi's Karen suburb and it charged before it could be darted, but the cubs are now being looked after. Conservations warn of the growing likelihood of closer interaction between wildlife and humans if development is not managed in a sustainable manner. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA

  • An elephant looks on at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela on June 10, 2012. Sri Lanka's main elephant orphanage staged its biggest mass christening June 10 by naming 15 baby elephants born in captivity, an official said. Thirteen babies born last year and the other two in 2010 were given names chosen from among thousands suggested by visitors to the Pinnawala orphanage. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

  • Young Hippopotamus, Bouli, is pictured on June 5, 2012 in the zoo of Amneville, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • Juvenile elephants play in the river at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela on June 10, 2012. Sri Lanka's main elephant orphanage staged its biggest mass christening June 10 by naming 15 baby elephants born in captivity, an official said. Thirteen babies born last year and the other two in 2010 were given names chosen from among thousands suggested by visitors to the Pinnawala orphanage. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

  • A dog wears sunglasses on a hot spring day in Madrid, on June 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET

  • BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 05: A giant panda rests in a tree at the Beijing Zoo on June 5, 2012 in Beijing, China. With an estimated 1,600 living in the wild, the endangered giant panda dwell in a few mountain ranges in central China, in Sichuan, Shaanxi, and Gansu provinces. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

  • In this picture taken, Monday, June 4, 2012, Shar Pei dog Cleopatra feeds two baby tigers in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, southern Russia. Two baby tigers whose mother refused to feed them found an unusual wet nurse, a wrinkled, sand-colored Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra. The cubs were born in late May in a zoo at the October health resort in Sochi. (AP Photo/Igor Yakunin)

  • Baby hawks (faucons caracas) are pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A young silverback gorilla is pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • Elephants are pictured at the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawela on June 10, 2012. Sri Lanka's main elephant orphanage staged its biggest mass christening June 10 by naming 15 baby elephants born in captivity, an official said. Thirteen babies born last year and the other two in 2010 were given names chosen from among thousands suggested by visitors to the Pinnawala orphanage. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

  • A new-born female Asian elephant calf walks beside her mother during the calf's official presentation at the zoo Tierpark (Animal Park) in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The still nameless elephant calf was born on May, 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • A hippo named Chata swims in the FURESA park zoo in the town of Jayaque, 40 km west of San Salvador on June 8, 2012. The Wild Reserve Foundation (FURESA) built a zoo park in a former coffee plantation. AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS

  • In a photo provided by the Detroit Zoo, one of three new North American river otters dives in the pool on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Mich. The pups were born March 20 to 9-year-old mother Whisker and 6-year-old father Lucius. The births of the two males and a female double the zoo's river otter population. (AP Photo/Detroit Zoo, Mark M. Gaskill)

  • A jaguar named Brenda pictured in the FURESA park zoo in the town of Jayaque, 40 km west of San Salvador on June 8, 2012. The Wild Reserve Foundation (FURESA) built a zoo park in a former coffee plantation. AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS

  • Tembo, a white lion, roars in the FURESA park zoo in the town of Jayaque, 40 km west of San Salvador on June 8, 2012. The Wild Reserve Foundation (FURESA) built a zoo park in a former coffee plantation. AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS

  • Tembo, a white lion, does its toilette in the FURESA park zoo in the town of Jayaque, 40 km west of San Salvador on June 8, 2012. The Wild Reserve Foundation (FURESA) built a zoo park in a former coffee plantation. AFP PHOTO/Jose CABEZAS

  • A giraffe grazes inside the Nairobi National park on June 8, 2012 approximately 7 kilometers south of the captal. The lions have found themselves under growing pressure as Nairobi, one of Africa's fastest growing cities creeps onto ancient migration routes and hunting grounds. Conservations warn of the growing likelihood of closer interaction between wildlife and humans if development is not managed in a sustainable manner. AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

  • A picture taken on June 7, 2012 in Beaugeay, southwestern France, shows a white stork starting flying from a nest installed on a high voltage line. AFP PHOTO JEAN PIERRE MULLER

  • Elephants 'Shahrukh' (R) and 'Shanti'play with a ball at Hagenbecks Tierpark in Hamburg, northern Germany, on June 8, 2012. The elephants 'Shahrukh' and 'Shanti' act as a soccer oracle and picked Germany as the winner of the Euro 2012 matchup Germany versus Portugal. AFP PHOTO / ANGELIKA WARMUTH

  • A Philippine wildlife official holds a sailfin lizard at the parks and wildlife in Manila on June 8, 2012. This lizard one of six of the colourful reptiles that were repatriated to Manila on June 7, 2012 after Hong Kong customs seized them from smugglers on February 8, 2012. The one-metre-long, river-dwelling lizards are found only in the Philippines and are considered threatened species, making it illegal to catch or traffic them. AFP PHOTO / Jay DIRECTO

  • A sea turtle returns to the Mediterranean Sea after being set free by the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in the coastal town of Palmachim, south of Tel Aviv, on June 7, 2012. The turtle was transferred to the Kibbutz Palmachim Sea Turtle Rescue Center for treatment after it was found living on the streets. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ

  • Baby polar bear Anori jumps in the pool of its enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany, on June 6, 2012. Anori was born on January 4, 2012 and has the same father as world famous polar bear Knut, who died in 2011. AFP PHOTO / CAROLINE SEIDEL

  • Baby polar bear Anori swims in the pool of its enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany, on June 6, 2012. Anori was born on January 4, 2012 and has the same father as world famous polar bear Knut, who died in 2011. AFP PHOTO / CAROLINE SEIDEL

  • BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 06: Oscar the dog attends The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' 'Hollywood Dogs: From Rin Tin Tin To Uggie' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on June 6, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • A Brown Wood Owl (chouette leptogramme) is pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A Siberian tiger (tigre de Siberie) is pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • Baby Barn Owls (chouette effraie) are pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A baby Harris's Hawk (buse de Harris) is pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A Bald Eagle (pygargue à tête blanche) is pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • One of the two snow leopards who were born at the zoo of Amneville, eastern France, is pictured on June 5, 2012 . AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • Prairie dogs eat on June 5, 2012 in the zoo of Amneville, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A red panda is pictured at the zoo of the French eastern city of Amneville, on June 5, 2012. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A white tiger is pictured on June 5, 2012 in the zoo of Amneville, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

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