A three-day-old newborn giraffe stands next to its mother, named Tatu, on April 11 at the Madrid Zoo Aquarium in Madrid, Spain. The giraffes are Rothschild giraffes, which are listed as an endangered species in the wild.
A caretaker bathing a white elephant in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, March 26. Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.
Afghanistan, 2009: A girl sits near a baby donkey in Bamyan Province. Children around the world have an intuitive connection to animals and their natural environment. In Afghanistan, donkeys are often the only source of transportation in rural communities. They are also used by UNICEF and partners to deliver vaccines, school supplies, emergency relief and other aid to hard-to-reach parts of the country.