A woman has her toes nibbled on by a type of carp called Garra Rufa, or 'doctor fish', during a fish pedicure treatment at a salon in Alexandria.
A king vulture looks crossed-eyed at the camera in the Berlin Zoo, on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. The bird is mainly found in Middle and South America.
Two gopher frogs are shown at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Wednesday, October 1, 2008. For the first time in 10 years, a pond in south Mississippi got enough rain this year to let gopher frogs, one of the nation's most endangered animals, turn from tadpole to frog without human help.
In this 1992 photo released by the International Fund For Animals Welfare (IFAW), a minke whale's head breaks the surface of the water as it swims in the Southern Ocean Sanctuary for whales.
A 646.2 pound mekong giant catfish netted in Thailand may be the largest freshwater fish ever found.
A Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) is seen on a rock in a canyon of the Uvac river, some 220 kms south of Belgrade, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. The griffon vulture, is the largest bird living in Serbia, and is a rare species of vulture eagle, of an impressive size and a wingspan of up to 3 metres.
In this 2006 photo released on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 by the New Zealand Science Media Centre shown is a yellow-eyed penguin. Australian and New Zealand researchers studying one of the world's rare and endangered penguins have uncovered a previously unknown penguin species that disappeared about 500 years ago.
In this undated photo released by geoscientist Douglas Hardy of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, eggs in the nest of a White-winged Diuca Finch located on the glacial ice of the Quelccaya Ice Cap in the Andes Mountains are shown. Hardy, who along with his son, Spencer Hardy, 14, have reported what may be the first sufficiently documented evidence of a bird other than a penguin nesting directly on ice, in the Andes Mountains.
In this November 14, 2007 file photo, ducks swim amongst fall foliage in the Central Park Pond in New York.
Kristine Wall,left, Tyla Wall, grandmother Kay Wall and Lisa Wall, right, from Titusville, Fla., help as the the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released 39 loggerhead turtles.
In this February 2007 photo released by the International Fund For Animals Welfare (IFAW), a humpback whale swims in the Silver Bank whale sanctuary, a breeding zone of humpback whales just north of the Dominican Republic in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Officials of Natural Resources Conservation Agency remove a tranquilized Sumatran tiger which was captured last year for health examination before releasing it into Bukit Barisan National Park, in Banda Aceh.
A mountain gorilla holds her day-old new-born baby in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga park on 22 August 2007. The birth is an important event for the endangered species' survival following the recent killings of five silverbacks.
A polar bear walks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The Bush administration declared the polar bear a threatened species, acknowledging that the loss of sea ice caused by global warming was jeopardizing the animal's future.
Canada, Winnipeg: This handout photo received on 10 December,2007, courtesy of the Winnipeg Zoo in Winnipeg, Manitoba, shows a Bobby-Jean a grey gibbon.
This photo released by the Denver Zoo on Thursday, July 3, 2008, shows Elliot, right, an endangered Grevy's zebra, with his mother Topaz at the zoo in Denver.
Golden langurs sit on a tree at the state zoological park in Gauhati,India.
A green pigeon rescued from a household is freed by a zoo keeper at the state zoological park in Gauhati, India, Thursday, June 12, 2008.
This undated photo shows a wolverine in Glacier National Park, Mont., taken by biologist Jeff Copeland.
Lobster fisherman Bernie Feeney, of Whitman, Mass., displays a lobster with green rubber bands on its claws at the Cardinal Medeiros dock, in Boston, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008.
In this November 8, 2007, file photo, Moni, a 17-year-old orangutan, carries her four-day-old baby at Gembira Loka zoo.
Climate change is increasingly affecting the migratory bird species, by forcing changes in migration routes and disrupting their nesting, breeding and food habits, amongst other negative effects.
A penguin swims near Praia do Forte beach, in Cabo Frio, Brazil.
An endangered Blue Jeans Dart Frog, Dendrobates pumilio, rests on a leaf at the INBIO Park in Heredia, in Costa Rica.
A desert tortoise finds relief from the sun under a bush in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve north of St. George, Utah.
A "catch-up" on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Wolf Haven International near Tenino, Wash. offered a rare glimpse of the endangered Mexican gray wolf pups.
Keepers unveil six white lion cubs, born to UK's only pride of the rare animals, at West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, England.
Dead young Sumatran tigers confiscated by forestry officials from illegal animal trader are put inside a container in Medan.
Germany,Cologne: A young Red Ruffed Lemur Charlie climbs in a tree in his enclosure at the zoo in Cologne.
This photo, supplied by the Minnesota Zoo, shows two of three rare fisher kits born at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, Minnessota, playing in their public enclosure on Thursday, July 24, 2008.
A butterfly is sitting on a flower near Hartheim, southern Germany, on Wednesday, August 6, 2008. Meteorologists predict warm temperatures mixed with a little bit of rain for the next days.
In this November 5,2006 file photo, a young orphaned orangutan plays with other orphans.
Animal trainer Bradd McKenzie watches as Michie seal-lion demonstrate his aerial abilities at Tarongs Zoo's in Sydney, Australia, on Thursday, July 24, 2008. The seal display debuted the new Great Southern Oceans show highlighting the conservation message.
A Koala looks for shade in a tree of his enclosure as temperatures rose up to 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit) at the zoo in Duisburg, Germany, Monday, July 28, 2008.
A young Gentoo Penguin (pygoscelis papua), right, born on June 4, 2008 begs for food at the Vivarium of the zoo in Basel, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.
Cage monkeys Four Cariblanco monkeys, Cebus Albifrons, are seen inside a cage at a temporary shelter in Bogota, on Friday, February 29, 2008.