This week saw turtles making headlines in the U.S. In Georgia, over 1,000 turtles made a slow-motion escape from a farm after vandals may have torn down fences around their ponds, reported AP. In North Carolina, a young endangered green sea turtle received surgery from a team of 10 doctors. The turtle, called Holden III, was found on a beach in southern North Carolina last month, with injuries likely caused by a boat propeller.

In Alaska, some of the state's best and largest rivers are closed to fishing after officials determined that Chinook salmon "aren't showing up in enough numbers to ensure sustainable future runs," reported AP. Officials expected the Yukon River king salmon run to be worse than last year, which was the worst in 30 years.

A black bear cub made a visit to a shopping center in Pennsylvania this weekend, prompting an evacuation of the Pittsburgh Mill Mall. Wildlife officials tranquilized and removed the bear without any injuries to bystanders, who gathered to take pictures.

Sadly, over 200 chihuahuas were removed from a central Pennsylvania home this week. AP reports that officials found the home to have unsanitary conditions and many sick and dead dogs were discovered. The rescued dogs will be treated by veterinarians and possibly put up for adoption.

Below, check out some of the best animal photos from around the world this week.

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  • In this photo made Tuesday, July 17, 2012, white lion cubs are during feeding time in the Yalta Zoo in Yalta, the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. Five white lion cubs were born in the Crimea two weeks ago, three of them in a safari park and two in the Yalta Zoo. They are brought up together at the Yalta Zoo. Cubs have no names but they will be named in a few months when they grow up. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

  • A Sri Lankan elephant calfs frolic with the herd at a wildlife sanctuary in Udawalawe National Park in Udawalawa on July 22, 2012. A little more than 7,300 wild elephants roam the island nation, according to data announced by Sri Lankan wildlife authorities in September 2011. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

  • This photo provided by the Chicago Zoological Society shows Maggie, a Bornean orangutan who lives in Brookfield ZooÂ's Tropic World exhibit, relaxing on her 51st birthday Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Brookfield, Ill. Born at the San Diego Zoo in 1961, Maggie is the oldest Bornean orangutan living in an accredited North American Zoo. (AP Photo/Chicago Zoological Society, Jim Schulz)

  • Three of eight new hatched Green Iguanas ( Iguana iguana) sit in their terrarium at Berlin Zoo in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. After seven years it was the first breeding success of green iguanas at the Zoo. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)

  • Snow leopards barely open their eyes at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany on July 20, 2012. The cubs were born on June 29, 2012 and were presented for the first time to photographers. They now weigh about 1,1 kg. AFP PHOTO / HENDRIK SCHMIDT

  • An orangutan named Dwi rests in his mother's arms, on July 20, 2012, five days after his birth at the Amneville zoo, eastern France. These orang-outangs (Pongo pygmaeus) are an endangered species due to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia) and their births in captivity are a very unusual event. Julietta arrived in Amneville from Jersey British island, in 2007. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • Major, the oldest captive orangutan in the world, blows candles on a cake as part of its 50th birthday ceremony, on July 17, 2012, at the La Boissiere-du-Doree zoo near Nantes, western France. AFP PHOTO ALAIN JOCARD

  • An orangutan named Dwi rests on his mother's chest on July 20, 2012, five days after his birth at the Amneville zoo, eastern France. These orang-outangs (Pongo pygmaeus) are an endangered species due to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia) and their births in captivity are a very unusual event. Julietta arrived in Amneville from Jersey British island, in 2007. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • Major, the holdest captive Orang-Outang in the world, blows candles on a cake as part of its 50th birthday ceremony, on July 17, 2012, at the La Boissiere-du-Doree zoo near Nantes, western France. AFP PHOTO ALAIN JOCARD

  • In this photo made Tuesday, July 17, 2012, a Zoo keeper holds a white lion cub in the Yalta Zoo in Yalta, the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine. Five white lion cubs were born in the Crimea two weeks ago, three of them in a safari park and two in the Yalta Zoo. They are brought up together at the Yalta Zoo. Cubs have no names but they will be named in a few months when they grow up. (AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)

  • The eye of a mud covered female African Southern Rhino named Shova is seen at the Singapore Zoo on Tuesday July 17, 2012 in Singapore. The zoo was actively involved in educating the public about wildlife conservation and was also successful in breeding endangered species within the Zoo's premises. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

  • A Sri Lankan elephant calf is pictured at a wildlife sanctuary in Udawalawe National Park in Udawalawa on July 22, 2012. A little more than 7,300 wild elephants roam the island nation, according to data announced by Sri Lankan wildlife authorities in September 2011. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

  • MADISON, MS - JULY 20: A fox squirrel watches the action on the 8th hole during the second round of the True South Classic at Annandale Golf Club on July 20, 2012 in Madison, Mississippi. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

  • LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 21: An adult male Red Backed Shrike catches an insect at Lake Farm Country Park on July 21, 2012 in Hayes, England. The Red-backed Shrike is a migratory bird, around the same size as a Starling, and a very rare visitor to the British Isles. Birdwatchers have been gathering in the park since last week where for the time being the bird has stayed before it likely continues on it's migratory route. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

  • A male baby albino South American fur seal (R) explores for the first time the outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, western Germany, on July 20, 2012. The albino pup was born on May 26, 2012 and is the first of its kind to be born in a zoo. Though being a novelty the newborn albino seal is prone to have health issues such as visual sensitivity. AFP PHOTO / CAROLINE SEIDEL

  • A male baby albino South American fur seal explores for the first alongside his mother 'Harimee' the outdoor enclosure at the zoo in Dortmund, western Germany, on July 20, 2012. The albino pup was born on May 26, 2012 and is the first of its kind to be born in a zoo. Though being a novelty the newborn albino seal is prone to have health issues such as visual sensitivity. AFP PHOTO / CAROLINE SEIDEL

  • A hippopotamus named Bouli, born on May 1, 2012, bathes in a pond, on July 20, 2012, at the Amneville zoo, eastern France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • An orangutan named Dwi rests on his mother's arms, on July 20, 2012, five days after his birth at the Amneville zoo, eastern France. These orang-outangs (Pongo pygmaeus) are an endangered species due to deforestation in Borneo and Sumatra (Indonesia) and their births in captivity are a very unusual event. Julietta arrived in Amneville from Jersey British island, in 2007. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN

  • A Gentoo-penguin looks into the camera while diving in his pool at the zoo in Wuppertal, western Germany, on July 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Jonas GĂĽttler

  • A dog with a US flag is seen during the ISA World Master Championship in Tola, 120 km south of Managua, on July 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ Hector RETAMAL

  • One-horned RhinocerosÂ' wade through floodwaters at Pobitora wildlife sanctuary, about 55 kilometers east of Gauhati, in the eastern Indian state of Assam, Saturday, July 21, 2012. Over 540 animals, including 14 endangered one-horned rhinos, have perished in the world-famed Kaziranga National Park in Assam during the current wave of floods, perhaps the worst-ever to hit the Park in recent history. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, Barbara Watkins, an animal keeper in the Reptile Discovery Center of the National Zoo, holds a five-day-old Cuban crocodile hatchling in Washington. Two hatchlings were born from surprise eggs laid by a 50-something-year old Cuban crocodile at the National Zoo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • A white bison calf walks in a field at the Mohawk Bison farm in Goshen, Conn., on Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Hundreds of people, including tribal elders from South Dakota, are expected to attend naming ceremonies later this month at the Goshen farm where the animal was born on June 16.(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

  • In this photo provided by TXU Energy, Tupelo, a 2-year-old Asian elephant checks out the remainder of a snowman during the TXU Energy Chill Out at the Houston Zoo, Saturday, July 21, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/TXU Energy, Dave Einsel)

  • A few weeks old rare albino South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) sits on its mother "Harimee", whose fur has the normal color, at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd, Tim Schulz)

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 19, 2012, Matt Evans, supervisory biologist at the National Zoo's Reptile Discovery Center, holds a 13-day-old Cuban crocodile hatchling in Washington. Two crocodiles hatched from surprise eggs laid by a 50-something-year-old Cuban crocodile at the National Zoo. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

  • A few weeks old rare albino South American fur seal (Arctocephalus australis) sits next to its mother "Harimee", whose fur has the normal color, at the zoo in Dortmund, Germany, Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/dapd, Philipp Guelland)

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    This handout photo provided by the Columbus Zoo on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, shows a female bonobo, named Unga, with a baby female born Tuesday morning at the Columbus Zoo. It's Unga's third baby, and the 13th bonobo born at the zoo since it received its first in 1990. (AP Photo/Columbus Zoo)

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