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A female golden-handed tamarin (Ceguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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Prickly leatherjacket (Chaetodermis penicilligera) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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Prickly leatherjacket (Chaetodermis penicilligera) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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Yellowtail damselfish (Dascyllus flavicaudus) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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Blotched foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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Peacock clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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Peacock clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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A female Jackson’s chameleon or Jackson’s three-horned chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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A female Jackson’s chameleon or Jackson’s three-horned chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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A female Jackson’s chameleon or Jackson’s three-horned chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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A female Jackson’s chameleon or Jackson’s three-horned chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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A Sumatran tiger is projected onto the Vatican in an effort to raise awareness for the extinction crisis.

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A variable seedeater (Sporophila corvina) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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An endangered red-fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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An endangered red-fronted macaw (Ara rubrogenys) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A desert rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata gracia) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A desert rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata gracia) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A desert rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata gracia) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sumatrae) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A team of vet students work on a red ruffed lemur at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Like all gibbons, the gray gibbon has unusually long arms which are used to move through trees and to forage. This endangered species is being ‘phased out’ at zoos because there are too few in captivity to keep bloodlines vital and the species isn’t showy.

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Vulnerable swan goose (Anser cygnoides) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A vulnerable black-billed whistling duck (Dendrocygna arborea) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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The endangered grey gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) may not be seen in captivity much longer. There are now too few in captivity to keep their population sustained and too few in the wild to bring more in. With limited space and funding, zoos must make hard choices every year in deciding which species to breed and which to let go, or ‘phase out’.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sumatrae) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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

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

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A vulnerable blue-throated piping guan (Pipile cumanensis) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sumatrae) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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