They are a rare and beautiful variant of an ordinary lion, a big cat with a recessive gene that gives it striking white fur. But two British wildlife parks have been accused of unethical practices for breeding white lions taken from a farm linked to “canned hunting” in South Africa and allowing cubs to be petted for £250 a time.
Pronghorns range over a vast area, from Canada to northern Mexico, seen here on their annual migration, the only time the males and females come together in a mixed-sex herd. From our gallery: Discovery Channel’s North America
A Dormouse appears to be laughing as it sits on top of a yarrow flower. The amusing photograph, taken by Italian photographer Andrea Zampatti, in Italy, shows how the heat had a strange effect on this little critter. Photograph: Andrea Zampatti/HotSpot Media
A researcher with holds a coqui guajón or Puerto Rican rock frog (Eleutherodactylus cooki) in a tropical forest in Patillas, Puerto Rico. Taken from the week in wildlife - our team’s pick of nature photographs from around the world.