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The best animal photos of October 11/1/2010

Nov. 1, 2010, 6:01 a.m.
A wildlife caretaker observes a pair of blue-naped parrots sheltered inside a wildlife rescue center in Quezon City, Philippines on Oct. 13.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Blue-naped parrots

A wildlife caretaker observes a pair of blue-naped parrots sheltered inside the Wildlife and Rescue Center of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Quezon City, Philippines, on Oct. 13.

More than 1,000 animals are confiscated from smugglers annually by the DENR Wildlife Monitoring Team. The rescued animals are turned over to the Wildlife and Rescue Center, which serves as a repository and rehabilitation facility for confiscated, donated and abandoned wildlife.