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An endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Nicobar pigeon, Caloenas nicobarica, at the Omaha Zoo.

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A sunbittern (Eurypyga helias ) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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The critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one of the rarest birds in the world with fewer than 50 left in the wild.

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A critically endangered sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.

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A red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) named Sir Francis Bacon at the Cincinnati Zoo. This was a hand-raised and very friendly program animal. He was hungry the entire time and posed easily as long as the yams didn’t run out.

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vulnerable red collared brown lemur (Eulemur collaris) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A green tree python (Morelia viridis) at the Riverside Zoo.

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An endangered Chinese big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum) at the Houston Zoo.

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An endangered Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

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A rare little golden-mantled flying fox (Pteropus pumilus) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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An endangered Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Omaha Zoo.

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An endangered female crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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An inland taipan (Oxyranus microlepidotus) at Reptile Gardens. This snake is the most venomous in the world.

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A pleasing fungus beetle (Megalodacne fasciata) at the Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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An African civet (Civettictis civetta) at Park Assango, managed by ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon.

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The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

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The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

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A northern red fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus) at the Houston Zoo. This unusual Amazon basin parrot has a crown of brightly-colored head feathers it raises when it feels threatened or aggressive.

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A roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. .

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Damaraland mole rats (Fukomys damarensis) at the Houston Zoo. These burrowing rodents from sub-Saharan Africa are one of only two known eusocial mammals.

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A mouse opossum (Thylamys elegans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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An Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Various finches including two blue-headed cordon-bleus (Uraeginthus cyanocephala), a lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens), a red-headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala) and a red-billed firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Various finches including a blue-headed cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephala), a lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens), a red-headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala) and a white-rumped parson finch (Poephila cincta cincta) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A male summer tanager (Piranga rubra) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A male summer tanager (Piranga rubra) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A male summer tanager (Piranga rubra) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos canadensis) named Zephyr at the Point Defiance Zoo.

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A Bermuda diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). This may soon be designated as a separate subspecies or even a full species, and was photographed at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

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