Two unnamed female Sri Lankan baby leopards (Panthera pardus kotiya) are seen in a zoo in Maubeuge August (REUTERS/Yves Herman)

A squirrel uses its tail to shield it from the weather as rain falls in south London October Official figures showed that last month was the driest September in the UK since records began over one hundred years ago. (Photo by Dylan Martinez/Reuters)

Image 24 of A firefighter holds a red panda (Ailurus fulgens) from its tail while removing it from a tree at a residential area in Kunming, Yunnan province, China July REUTERS/Stringer

An employee feeds a one-week-old coati cub with a bottle of milk at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the suburbs of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, October The mother of three cubs refused to nurse them, according to zoo employees. (Photo by Ilya Naymushin/Reuters)

Mother giant panda Juxiao is seen with one of her triplets at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province

Kamchatka Brown Bear Mascha stands beside a Christmas tree, decorated with fruits and fish, at Hagenbecks zoo in Hamburg, December (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer)

A western lowland gorilla named Mbeli holds her baby in their enclosure at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. The baby gorilla was born three days ago, and is the first sired by the zoo's new Silverback who arrived from France in Picture: REUTERS/David Gray

A male red deer with antlers covered in bracken, walks through undergrowth in Richmond Park in south west London, October Over 600 red and fallow deer roam in the largest of London's Royal Parks, and have their numbers managed in an .

A camel yawns as a tourist checks images on her camera at Pacific Ocean on Lighthouse Beach, north of Sydney, Australia

Flamingos are seen in a nature reserve park in Panyu district south of Guangzhou, Guangdong province, November REUTERS/Alex Lee

A three-month-old macaque bites its toe in front of a fan heater at a wildlife park in Kunming, Yunnan province, China Photograph: Wong Campion/Reuters Animal photographs of the year 2014

Japanese Macaques (or Snow Monkeys) groom each other in a hot spring at a snow-covered valley in Yamanouchi town, central Japan January .

A tiger cub is caressed inside an incubator at a wildlife park in Kunming, Yunnan province, China - Wong Campion/Reuters

-- A family of giraffes look out from their enclosure before taking part in a Christmas-themed feeding session at Sydney's Taronga Park Zoo, December (REUTERS/Jason Reed)