Monkeys in South India take in the scenery below. Either that, or they are mocking the maxim to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."
Dogs might not get Labor Day weekend off, but this pair knows enough to at least share the stick-carrying work.
This American badger is ready for anything: food, or a fight, or a food fight.
A Houserock Valley bison herd grazes on the Kaibab National Forest in Arizona.
A pet sun parakeet has the right idea: Why walk, or fly, when you can hitch a ride on an accommodating shoulder?
August may be grinding to an end, but it's still hot -- just ask these swimming pigs.
This sunbathing turtle, by contrast, isn't too fazed by the heat. Living in a watery neighborhood has its perks.
Snowballs with beaks and eyes? Nope! It's a gathering of white-tailed ptarmigan -- just as a reminder that it won't ALWAYS be so hot.
Careful -- if you mess with the brown bear, you get the, er, brown bear. This one is dipping a claw in Alaska's Situk River.
And, finally -- because who doesn't love pandas? -- the National Zoo’s giant panda female, Mei Xiang, gave birth to a cub late last week. While a second cub was delivered stillborn, this little critter (whether it's a boy or a girl will take a few weeks, and a DNA test, to determine) survived to amaze the public and heavily strain the zoo's panda-cam. Zoo staff will no doubt save this picture, which can be used to embarrass the creature once it grows up to look like an actual panda.