Animal Photos Of The Week: Rescuers Save Dogs From Tragic Flooding

05/18/2014 07:34 am ET | Updated May 18, 2014

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 Serbian rescuer carries a dog through flooded street in the village of Obrez, near the central Serbian town of Varvarin, south of Belgrade, on May 17, 2014. Deadly floods across Bosnia and Serbia have claimed at least 14 lives and led to the evacuation of 15,000 people after the Balkans suffered its heaviest rainfall in a century, officials said on Saturday. (SASA DJORDJEVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • LEWIS, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: A sheep and a lamb stand near The Callanish Stones on May 12,2014 in Lewis, Scotland. A recent study has shown that tourism to Harris and Lewis has grown steadily over recent years. That trend set to continue with many people arriving as the country prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18, 2014. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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  • A one week old pot bellied pig tries to climb a stair in its enclosure on May 13, 2014 at the Tierpark in Berlin, one of the two zoos of the German capital. Since 1990 a limited company group Tierpark, the former zoo of East-Berlin, and the West Berlin Zoo. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Baby pygmy hippopotamus 'Lani' (L) walks on a path alongside its mother 'Ashaki' on May 17, 2014 at the Basel Zoo. It has been 14 years since a baby pygmy hippopotamus was last born at Basel Zoo. Lani came into the world on March 18, when it was still a little cold for her outside. Now, she joins her mother in the outdoor enclosure on warm, sunny days. Lani is one around 135 pygmy hippopotamuses in the European Endangered Species Programme. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: A White House staffer walks Sunny (front) and Bo, the Obama family dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House on May 17, 2014 in Washington, DC. Bo arrived at the White House April 14, 2009 and Sunny joined the Obama family on August 19, 2013. (Photo by Leslie E. Kossoff-Pool/Getty Images)
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  • YORK, ENGLAND - MAY 16: A horse is hosed down after racing at York racecourse on May 16, 2014 in York, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
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  • A view of a young Komodo dragon Ivan, one of two males Komodo dragons at the Bioparco zoo in Rome, on May 15, 2014. (TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Flamingos are pictured on May 13, 2014 at the Tierpark in Berlin, one of the two zoos of the German capital. Since 1990 a limited company group Tierpark, the former zoo of East-Berlin, and the West Berlin Zoo. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Dog actor Hagen attends the 'White God' portrait session during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
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  • A Serbian emergency services worker evacuates a dog from floodwaters in the town of Obrenovac, 40 kilometers west of Belgrade, on May 16, 2014. Three people have drowned in Serbia and over 6000 have been evacuated following flooding caused by torrential rain that prompted authorities to declare a state of emergency, officials said today. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Baby pygmy hippopotamus 'Lani' (L) has a bath next to its mother 'Ashaki' on May 17, 2014 at the Basel Zoo. It has been 14 years since a baby pygmy hippopotamus was last born at Basel Zoo. Lani came into the world on March 18, when it was still a little cold for her outside. Now, she joins her mother in the outdoor enclosure on warm, sunny days. Lani is one around 135 pygmy hippopotamuses in the European Endangered Species Programme. ( FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 13: A dog plays in the San Francisco Bay at Crissy Field on May 13, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is experiencing record temperatures with San Francisco reaching 90 degrees on Tuesday, breaking the old record of 87 set in 1927. The heat wave throughout the Bay Area will taper off on Thursday. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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  • A male duck flaps its wings in in a enclosure on May 13, 2014 at the Tierpark in Berlin, one of the two zoos of the German capital. Since 1990 a limited company group Tierpark, the former zoo of East-Berlin, and the West Berlin Zoo. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • A three week old pot bellied pig tries climb a stair in its enclosure on May 13, 2014 at the Tierpark in Berlin, one of the two zoos of the German capital. Since 1990 a limited company group Tierpark, the former zoo of East-Berlin, and the West Berlin Zoo. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • Camels eat shrubbery near a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang on May 12, 2014. Seventy percent of Pakistan's 180 million population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock. (FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images)
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  • HOVE, ENGLAND - MAY 12: A seagull walks through the standing water gathered on the field as rain has stopped play during day two of the LV County Championship match between Sussex and Durham at BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground on May 12, 2014 in Hove, England. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)
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  • Dogs stand in a water fountain near the Louvre Museum pyramid on May 16, 2014 in Paris. (PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images)

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