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Animal Photos Of The Week: Baby Polar Twins Wake Up To Spring

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This week has been an interesting one in the weird, wild world of animal news:

Take a look at some of this week's most stunning animal photos below, and check back next week for more news about the Animal Kingdom.

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    A British Shorthair cat looks on during a cat exhibition in Bishkek on March 23, 2013. Cat lovers from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan took part in the exhibition. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Fur seals pups are seen at Isla de Lobos, a small island located about 8 km off the coast of Punta del Este, 140 km east of Montevideo, on March 19, 2014. A slaughterhouse operated in the island until 1991, and since then is the main reserve in South America to fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) and sea lions (Otaria flavescens). (PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 19: 14 week-old twin polar bear babies are pictured with their mother Giovanna during their first presentation to the media in Hellabrunn zoo on March 19, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The male and female twins were born on December 9, 2013 in the zoo. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)
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    ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 22: A heron catches a fish off the sixth hole during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hilll Club and Lodge on March 22, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    Turtles sun themselves on a log March 20, 2014 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. Balmy temperatures are making for a great first day of Spring. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    MARINA DEL REY, CA - MARCH 20: A seagull walks on the beach on March 20, 2014 in Marina del Rey, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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    A young Lowland Gorilla eats bamboo in his enclosure March 20, 2014 at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, DC. The first day of spring brought balmy temperatures of 56F (13C) to the US capital. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
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    This undated photo provided by TONMO.com shows SueNami, a wild caught, male Octopus briareus, approximately 11 months old, displaying green fluorescence often seen in lights during night dives. Interacting with an octopus is a lot like communicating with an alien, since these animals are vastly different from humans with three hearts, a brain surrounding the esophagus, blue blood, and no bones. (AP Photo/TONMO.com, D Whatley)
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    A heron catches a fish in a river in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia, on March 19, 2014. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Sea lions and fur seals rest at the beach known as the 'Singles' Beach' -- for it is where non-breeding males gather in a colony -- at Isla de Lobos, a small island located about 8 km off the coast of Punta del Este, 140 km east of Montevideo, on March 19, 2014. A slaughterhouse operated in the island until 1991, and since then is the main reserve in South America to fur seals (Arctocephalus australis) and sea lions (Otaria flavescens). (PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP/Getty Images)
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    A British Shorthair cat looks on during a cat exhibition in Bishkek on March 23, 2013. Cat lovers from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan took part in the exhibition. (VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images)
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    MUNICH, GERMANY - MARCH 19: 14 week-old twin polar bear cubs play during their first presentation to the media in Hellabrunn zoo on March 19, 2014 in Munich, Germany. The male and female twins were born on December 9, 2013 in the zoo. (Photo by Alexandra Beier/Getty Images)
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    ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: An ibis flies along the 18th hole during a practice round prior to the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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    A newly born spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) baby is seen with its mother at the Animal Garden in Szeged, Hungartat the Serbian border on March 17, 2014. (CSABA SEGESVARI/AFP/Getty Images)
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    Penguins play before mating at Chile's military base Presidente Eduardo Frei, in the King George island, in Antarctica, on March 13, 2014. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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