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  • A robotic jockey whips a camel at Dubai Camel Racing Club during the Al Marmoum camel racing season on November 17, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Camel racing is one of the oldest sports in the Middle East. Historically children from India were used as jockeys on the camels until it was outlawed in 2002. Today robot jockeys are used and include shock absorbers and GPS tracking systems. The camel's owners control the robot's whips from their speeding four wheel drives at the side of the track. Throroughbred racing camels can be as valuable as one million US dollars. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Swans fly over the Vltava river on November 17, 2013 in Prague. Meteorologists forecast temperatures around 4 degrees for the coming week in Prague. (MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • US Mikaela Shiffrin poses with a reindeer after the slalom women's FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Levi, Finland, on November 16, 2013. Shiffrin won ahead of Germany's Maria Hoefl-Riesch and Slovenia's Tina Maze. She received a reindeer as the first prize for her victory. (MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Sri Lankan women reach out to tethered elephants prior to the cermonial welcome for Commonwealth heads of state before the first working session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo on November 15, 2013. Britain's Prince Charles formally opened a Commonwealth summit in Colombo whose build-up has been dogged by a dispute over rights abuses at the end of Sri Lanka's ethnic war. (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images)

  • An iguana, a genus of reptiles characteristic of tropical areas of northeastern Brazil, walks in Golden Dunes on November 14, 2013 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images,)

  • An iguana, a genus of reptiles characteristic of tropical areas of northeastern Brazil, walks in Golden Dunes on November 14, 2013 in Natal, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images,)

  • A camel handler arrives for a sunrise race at Dubai Camel Racing Club during the Al Marmoum camel racing season on November 17, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Camel racing is one of the oldest sports in the Middle East. Historically children from India were used as jockeys on the camels until it was outlawed in 2002. Today robot jockeys are used and include shock absorbers and GPS tracking systems. The camel's owners control the robot's whips from their speeding four wheel drives at the side of the track. Throroughbred racing camels can be as valuable as one million US dollars. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

  • Cows graze on a field in Martigné-Ferchaud, western France, on November 14, 2013. (JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Swans stand at the Vltava river on November 17, 2013 in Prague. Meteorologists forecast temperatures around 4 degrees for the coming week in Prague. (MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

  • NATAL, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 14: Tourists ride on a dromedary at Genipabu dunes on November 14, 2013 in Natal, Brazil. The Ecological Tourist Park Dunes Genipabu includes a beach, a large complex of dunes, a lagoon and a protected area (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

  • A flamingo feeds her chick at the Santa Fe Zoo in Medellin, Colombia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2013. The Santa Fe Zoo is celebrating the birth of two flamingos, marking the first hatching in several years. Baby flamingos, often gray or white, can take years to fully develop the pink feathers of mature adults. (AP Photo/Luis Benavides)

  • Gorilla Baby Sawa sits in the arms of its mother in the zoo in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Nov.13, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

  • AP10ThingsToSee - A two-month old male baby giant panda, born in captivity at the Madrid Zoo, is placed in a bed by giant panda breeding specialist Chen Xin in Madrid, Spain on Friday Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

  • Five-day-old Heinrich, a Grevy's zebra, stands in front of his mother, Kianga, in the enclosure at the Tierpak zoo in Berlin on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

  • Protesters walk with their dogs during a rally organised in downtown Beirut on November 17, 2013 to denounce a measure implemented in the Lebanese northern city of Tripoli to kill the city's stray dogs. (ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Two of three Bengala tiger cubs attempt to suckle, at the zoo in Asuncion, on November 12, 2013. The cubs were born in captivity --on November 9-- from tigers seized last year from a circus attempting to travel to Argentina without sanitary permits. (NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Five-day-old Imperial zebra (aka Grevy zebra) 'Heinrich' stays close to his mother Kianga (back) at his enclosure at Berlin's Tierpark zoo November 12, 2013. The Grevy's zebra is considered endangered. Its population was estimated to be 15,000 in the 1970s and by the early 21st century the population was lower than 3,500, a 75% decline. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)