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16 don't-miss animal photos from July

By: Catie Leary on July 30, 2012, 6:11 p.m.
Gentoo penguin

Photo: Jonas G├╝ttler/AFP/Getty Images

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Aquatic bird

A Gentoo penguin plunges into the cool waters of a pool on July 18 at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany.

The near-threatened gentoo penguins are the third largest penguins on the planet after emperor and king penguins.