Here’s a recap of animal stories and events from the past week:Interesting discoveries:
- A newly-found Siberian skull hints that dogs may have been domesticated as far back as 33,000 years ago.
- A study suggests that rats sniff each other to assert dominance.
- A baby aardvark was born at Busch Gardens.
- Rare kissing octopuses were publicly unveiled for the first time.
- A polar bear trade ban was rejected during a CITES meeting.
- A recently-published report shows that elephants are being decimated by the ivory trade.
- Adorable animals play with human toys
- Cows dance with joy upon seeing grass for the first time in months
- A giant salamander slurps up a whole fish.
Check out the newest and best animal photos below:
Awesome Animal Photos Of 2013