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A Central American forest cockroach (Blaberus discoidalis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), infected with chytrid fungus, at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), infected with chytrid fungus, at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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Partula snails (Partula nodosa) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium. Once found in French Polynesia, this species is now extinct in the wild.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Staghorn coral (Acropora youngei) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Pulsing Xenia (Xenia umbellata) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Spaghetti finger leather coral (Sinularia flexibilis) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Green star polyps coral, (Pachyclavularia violacea) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
A parasitic tiny starfish (Ophicomella sexradia) is shown on this coral.

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Green star polyps coral, (Pachyclavularia violacea) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
A parasitic tiny starfish (Ophicomella sexradia) is shown on this coral.

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Pulsing Xenia (Xenia umbellata) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Staghorn coral (Acropora youngei) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Spaghetti finger leather coral (Sinularia flexibilis) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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A tiny starfish (Ophicomella sexradia) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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A tiny starfish (Ophicomella sexradia) at Loro Parque’s aquarium in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain

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Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria eupatria), at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria eupatria), at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) at the Sunriver Nature Center in Deschutes County, OR.

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An eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus fisheri) at the New York State Zoo.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A Burmese vine snake (Ahaetulla fronticincta) at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A Mississippi diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at the Estuarium in Dauphin Island, AL.

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A Mississippi diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at the Estuarium in Dauphin Island, AL.

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Honduran club-tail iguana (Ctenosaura palearis) at the Sacramento Zoo.

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Honduran club-tail iguana (Ctenosaura palearis) at the Sacramento Zoo.

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Honduran club-tail iguana (Ctenosaura palearis) at the Sacramento Zoo.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni) at the Detroit Zoo.

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An baby eyelash frog or Solomon island leaf frog (Ceratobatrachus guentheri) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Little brown barnacle (Chthamalus dalli) and the white Acorn barnacle (Balanus glandula) cluster on the shell of a California mussel (Mytilus californianus) at the University of California, Davis.

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A federally endangered timber wolf (Canis lupus) named Kenai at the New York State Zoo.

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