A beluga whale sprays water towards visitors during a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. Tokyo's temperature climbed over 34 degree Celsius on July one day after the end of the rainy season.
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A motorcyclist waits at traffic lights, against the background of election campaign posters and flags of Malaysias ruling National Front, and opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, on display ahead of the upcoming general elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Two Gorilla twin babies curiously explore a birthday gift as they are watched by members of their family horde while 'celebrating' their first birthday in the Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, The Netherlands, 13 June
Danish Zoo Kills Healthy Giraffe and Feeds It to Lions Copenhagen Zoo killed a two-year-old giraffe and fed its remains to lions on Sunday, ignoring a petition signed by thousands and offers from other zoos and a private individual to save the animal.
Retired working elephant Rajan swims in the Bay of Bengal off the Andaman Islands, India. Rajan and other elephants had been trained to haul logs out to boats, a practice now banned. (Photo: National News / Zuma Press via The Wall Street Journal)