Tuesday, May 6, 2008

An artist takes part in a water buffalo painting competition at the Binatbatan Festival in Vigan, north of Manila [Reuters]

The Jouberts have raised Jessica since she was found, barely a day old, on a river bank in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa, in March 2000.

Neighbour Sybrand van Vuuren said while he 'would not like to shoot Jessica', it would be hard to tell her apart from other hippos.

An albino kangaroo named Milka clings to his mother at a zoo in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, Saturday, April 26, 2008. The cub was born 3 and a half months ago, but the zoologists have not examined it to determine its sex fearing they will harm the fragile kangaroo.
(AP Photo)

Visitors view a field of moss phlox at Hitsujiyama park in Chichibu, west of Tokyo, Friday, May 2, 2008. More than 200,000 moss phlox are now in full-bloom at the park.
(AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)

In this photo released by the Chinese news agency Xinhua, a parrot slam-dunks during a performance at the Laohutan Ocean Park in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning province, on Friday May 2, 2008.
(AP Photo/Xinhua, Ren Yong)

A stork is seen as the sun sets, near the town of Volozhin, 70 kilometers (48 miles) northwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, May 4, 2008.
(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Hungarian Puli sheep dog, Fee, jumps over a hurdle during a preview for a pedigree dog show in Dortmund on Thursday April 24, 2008.
(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

A newborn black Jaguar, Panthera Onca, who is two-month-old and yet to be named, plays at the Huachipa zoo in Lima, Monday, May 5, 2008. The cub is the third black Jaguar born in captivity in Peru.
(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)