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A health exam for whooping crane chicks, (Grus americana), at the International Crane Center. Shown are biologists and veterinarians wearing gray ‘sandhill crane’ costumes as they examine chicks, take measurements, and give shots. They all wear gray to mimic the colors of a ‘bad guy’ bird, the sandhill crane. White is worn only when they want to imitate whooper parents in positive situations only.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Whooping cranes, (Grus americana), and their costumed trainers at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) perform their annual mating dances on a ‘gobbling ground’ near Laverne, OK.

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One of the last gobbling grounds of the lesser prairie chicken in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught in a walk-in trap to be radio collared. Lesser prairie-chicken numbers have declined drastically all through their limited range in the Southern Great Plains in recent years. Biologists fear that this species could be lost without habitat improvement such as the marking of fences that the birds often hit in flight, as well as the restriction of wind turbine farms that cause major disruption to the bird.

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A lesser prairie chicken is released back into the wild after a biologist has fitted it with a radio collar and leg bands in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) lesser prairie chicken is released back into the wild after a biologist has fitted it with a radio collar and leg bands in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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An overview of one of the last gobbling grounds of the lesser prairie chicken in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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An overview of one of the last gobbling grounds of the lesser prairie chicken in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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An overview of one of the last gobbling grounds of the lesser prairie chicken in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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An overview of one of the last gobbling grounds of the lesser prairie chicken in Laverne, Oklahoma.

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Biologists relocate a tranquilized red wolf (endangered) near Manteo, North Carolina.

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A biologist searches a vernal pool at Kesterson NWR for the endangered tadpole shrimp.

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Ten different species of bats await cataloging by biologists on a collecting trip to the Brazilian Pantanal, one of the richest ecosystems in South America.

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A leaf-nosed bat (Phyllostomidae) held by a biologist in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A leaf-nosed bat (Phyllostomidae) held by a biologist in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A leaf-nosed bat (Phyllostomidae) held by a biologist in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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