This week saw a number of cute animals make the news. A kangaroo and lemur were spotted playing tag together, and we learned about the spotted lamb that was adopted by a Dalmatian. In Chile, a dog was photographed carrying puppies to safety from a fire.
Officials in Massachusetts confirmed this week that the shark that attacked a swimmer on Cape Cod was, in fact, a great white, reported AP. Denver resident Christopher Myers was attacked off a beach in Truro on July 30, but has since been released from the hospital.
Officials around the country are reporting that this summer's heat wave has been contributing to a greater number of bear encounters with humans. According to AP, "Weather-related bear problems are nothing new, as natural food supplies vary from year to year depending on rainfall and other factors. But this summer has been a particularly busy one."
Below, find some of our favorite animal photos taken this week: