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The best animal photos of August 8/31/2010

Aug. 31, 2010, 7:10 a.m.
An eleven-week-old beaver is hand fed at a beaver reservation

Photo: Jens Wolf

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Hand-raised beaver

An 11-week-old beaver is hand fed at a beaver reservation in Steckby, Germany on Aug. 4. The semi-aquatic rodent is one of three beaver orphans that would not have survived in the wild if not taken in by humans.