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A brown anole (Anolis sagrei) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Turtles rest on a log at the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Wild black-crowned night heron at the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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Zoo keepers wear crane costumes to bond with juvenile Mississippi sandhill cranes at the Audubon Species Survival Center, part of the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. With just 110 adults in the wild now, every chick counts, and so young birds are taught how to forage for food by their human ‘parents’ out in flight pens until it’s time to be released into the wild again.

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A southern black widow (Latrodectus mactans) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A Western hog-nosed snake (Heterodon nasicus) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A North American millipede (Narceus americanus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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An eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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An eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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An eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A Malachite butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A red rim butterfly (Biblis hyperia) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A Julia butterfly (Dryas iulia) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A common mime butterfly (Chilasa clytia) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A larger striped swordtail butterfly (Graphium antheus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A Peleides blue morpho butterfly (Morpho peleides) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A spiny-backed orbweaver spider or crab spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A Chaco golden knee tarantula (Grammostola pulchripes) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A brown widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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A southern black widow (Latrodectus mactans) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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Pleasing fungus beetle (Megalodacne fasciata) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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Swamp milkweed leaf beetle (Labidomera clivicollis) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A pair of ox beetles (Strategus aloeus) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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