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The best animal photos of August

A koala yawns after a taking a nap on a tree branch at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia on Aug. 7.

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Awake after a long nap

A koala yawns after a taking a nap on a tree branch at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia on Aug. 7.

This adorable marsupial is one of the best known animals from Australia, and because of its slow metabolism, it generally sleeps for most of the day.