A standard joke when you go on a safari is that in your country you have zebra crossings while over here we have real zebras crossing. There is not a zebra in sight in this set of pictures, but it does feature plenty of animals crossing the road.

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A hen and her chicks cross a street in the Malaysian village of Lui Barat November 9, 2005. Malaysian authorities on Wednesday ruled out bird flu in a second health scare involving the mysterious death of pigeons in the country's northwest. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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A gopher tortoise moves towards the space shuttle Discovery, seen sitting on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 3, 2006. NASA inspectors found a crack in the foam insulation of space shuttle Discovery's fuel tank and managers were meeting on Monday to decide how the crack might affect Tuesday's launch. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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A feral chicken is seen at what is known locally as Chicken Roundabout in Ditchingham, approximately 10 miles (16 km) from the Suffolk farm where the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu broke out in Holton, eastern England February 6, 2007. The cull of almost 160,000 turkeys on the farm has been completed, the government said. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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A motorcyclist stops as a herd of sheep cross a road in Gonghe County in west China's Qinghai province July 25, 2007. REUTERS/Tim Chong

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A llama crosses a road near Salinas, between the salt flats of Uyuni and Coipasa, March 6, 2010. Reuters/David Mercado

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Vicunas cross National Route 40, near Huancar town in the Argentine Puna region of San Salvador de Jujuy, 3,900 metres (12,795 feet) above sea level August 7, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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A camel crosses a road during a sandstorm near Ajdabiyah April 28, 2011. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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A wild family of vicunas or vicugnas cross a road in the Bolivian highlands, August 21, 2008. These South American camelids are relatives of the llama and the alpaca and produce small amounts of extremely fine wool. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

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A pair of sheep cross the main road near the village of Funningur in the northern Faroe Islands August 10, 2009. REUTERS/Bob Strong

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A squirrel passes a road block nearby Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California September 3, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Deer cross a snow-covered road at Fountains Abbey in Ripon, northern England, January 6, 2010. The Met Office issued severe weather warnings across the entire country, predicting that up to 40 cm of snow (16 inches) could fall in the home counties, parts of the south and greater London by the end of Wednesday. If, as forecast, the extreme weather conditions continue until Saturday the disruption could cost the UK economy up to 2 billion pounds. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis

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A highland cow holds up traffic as it is ushered across a road to a different field for grazing near Earlston in the Scottish borders January 6, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir

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A giraffe pauses while crossing a road outside Niger's capital Niamey July 4, 2005. Giraffes are rare in West Africa, with Niger claiming to be home to the only giraffe population in the region. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A herd of ostriches runs on a street after breaking out of their enclosure outside Oudtshoorn, some 450 kilometres (279 miles) east of Cape Town January 7, 2008. REUTERS/Alex Grimm

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A lioness walks on a road in front of tourists' minivans in Masai Mara game reserve July 24, 2008. The annual zebra and wildebeest migration is expected to attract a large number of tourists after the post-election violence when many cancelled their holidays to the country. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

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Ducks walk across a main road on a rainy day near the town of Xichuan, Henan province February 18, 2009. REUTERS/David Gray

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Elks cross an empty road in a forest in the 30 km (18 miles) exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear reactor near the village of Babchin, some 370 km (217 miles) southeast of Minsk, February 3, 2009. Still inhospitable to humans, the Chernobyl exclusion zone -- a contaminated 30-km radius around the site of the nuclear reactor explosion of April 26, 1986 -- is now a nature reserve and teems with wolves, moose, bison, wild boars and bears. Picture taken February 3, 2009. To match WITNESS/BELARUS-CHERNOBYL REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

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A camel is seen in the middle of the road at the entrance of Zam Zam IDP camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur, March 14, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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A white rhino and its baby cross a road on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009. World leaders worked through the early hours to try and beat a Friday deadline for a deal on cutting emissions and helping poor countries cope with the costly impact of global warming. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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Rachel Bello tries to guide a stranded turtle to safety on Walker Road in Great Falls, Virginia, September 27, 2010. A snapping turtle crossing the road forced drivers to detour around it. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

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Deer run across the road as a man jogs through Richmond Park in south west London November 28, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett

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A snake crosses the Capricorn Highway which is under floodwaters 6km south of Rockhampton January 3, 2011. Military aircraft flew supplies to an Australian town slowly disappearing beneath floodwaters on Monday, as record flooding in the country's northeast continues to cut coal exports and devastate wheat production. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz

Jun 01, 2011