An animal keeper wraps a six-month-old Golden Brushtail Possum in a blanket at Wildlife Sydney animal park. Although rare, the Golden Brushtail Possum is still found in the wild in areas of Tasmania, an island state south of the Australian mainland.
This baby squirrel suffered injuries to her leg and was separated from her mother when she fell from a tree – and she is not even three weeks old. The grey squirrel, called Violet, endured the ordeal when the branch her nest (known as a drey) was laying on was cut down. Fortunately, the couple cutting down the tree spotted Violet and immediately phoned the Wildlife Aid Foundation for advice on what to do. The foundation, based in Leatherhead, Surrey, took her in, bandaged her leg, and have been feeding her a special milk formula, similar to that her mother would have provided.
British biologist Brett Lewis has taken pictures of brown bear cubs at play to show how they hone their survival instincts. What seems like play for these six-month-old cubs in the forests of Finland is crucial practice for them to hone their survival skills for the time when they will eventually leave the protection of their mother.