07/17/2011 12:40 pm ET Updated Sep 16, 2011

Animal Photos Of The Week

This past week was a big one for animals in the news.

16 Dalmatian puppies were born. Threatened snow leopards were spotted in Afghanistan.

"Citizen scientists" were enlisted to help track the bee population, while South African scientists fit penguins with satellite transmitters to track them in the wild.

Oh yes, and a dog bit a shark.

Meanwhile, photographers snapped images of cheetah cubs, bear cubs, and some non-cubs as well. Enjoy!

Animal Photos Of The Week 7/17/11