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The best animal photos of February

By: Catie Leary on Feb. 29, 2012, 5:53 p.m.
A northern red fox chases red-crowned cranes at a bird sanctuary in Tsurui, a village located in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, on Feb. 18.

Photo: Takashi Noguchi/AFP/Getty Images

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The fox and the crane

A northern red fox chases red-crowned cranes on Feb. 18 at a bird sanctuary in Tsurui, a village located in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

Some 400 red-crowned cranes have been observed at the village over the winter. They  migrated from eastern Russia, northeastern China and eastern Mongolia.