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A beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) at SeaWorld San Diego. This individual is named Fernando and he is one of the oldest belugas in human care.

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A beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) at SeaWorld San Diego. This individual is named Fernando and he is one of the oldest belugas in human care.

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A beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) at SeaWorld San Diego. This individual is named Fernando and he is one of the oldest belugas in human care.

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A mudflat octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A mudflat octopus (Octopus bimaculoides) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A juvenile endangered Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at SeaWorld San Diego. This animal is named Cinder, because of the fires in her home state of Alaska in 2019. She was brought to San Diego as a pup to be raised away from the smoke.

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A juvenile endangered Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at SeaWorld San Diego. This animal is named Cinder, because of the fires in her home state of Alaska in 2019. She was brought to San Diego as a pup to be raised away from the smoke.

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A Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) at SeaWorld San Diego. This photo was taken under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 18769.

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A Guadalupe fur seal (Arctocephalus townsendi) at SeaWorld San Diego. This photo was taken under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 18769.

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A Mueller’s clawed frog (Xenopus muelleri) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A western chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater ater) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A western chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater ater) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera aspera) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A Gulf Coast spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera aspera) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A prickly gecko (Heteronotia binoei) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A carrot-tail viper gecko (Hemidactylus imbricatus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An Angolan or half-banded gartersnake (Elapsoidea semiannulata) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An Angolan or half-banded gartersnake (Elapsoidea semiannulata) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A horned viper (Bitis caudalis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A red-necked keelback snake (Rhabdophis subminiatus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A levantine viper (Macrovipera lebetina obtusa) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An Egyptian saw-scaled viper (Echis pyramidum) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A spotted night adder or forrest night adder (Causus maculatus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A variable burrowing asp (Atractaspis irregularis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

The bending of the head into the ground is typical behavior for this unusual species.

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A black and white spitting cobra (Naja siamensis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A red finger gorgonian (Diodogorgia nodulifera) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A blue ridge coral (Heliopora coerulea) at the Butterfly Pavilion. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A brown colonial anemone (Palythoa grandiflora) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A red knobbed sea star (Protoreaster linckii) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A red knobbed sea star (Protoreaster linckii) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A white-spotted hermit crab (Dardanus megistos) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A red leg hermit crab (Clibanarius digueti) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A triangulate cobweb spider, or house spider (Steatoda triangulosa) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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