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Captive breeding tanks for endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana muscosa).

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A crew of BP contract workers remove booms saturated with oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from important bird breeding habitat in the Gulf of Mexico.

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A pair of crested auklets (Aethia cristatella) in their breeding plumage.

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A live male harlequin frog (Atelopus sp.) in amplexus with a female, dead from chytrid fungus, near Limon, Ecuador. The male died a few days later of the same disease. This species is critically endangered and headed toward extinction due to habitat loss and disease, including chytrid fungus.

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A live marine toad or cane toad (Rhinella marina) in amplexus with a female, dead from chytrid fungus, near Limon, Ecuador. The male died a few days later of the same disease.

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The nest of an Attwater’s prairie-chicken at a captive breeding facility.

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A mother watches over a juvenile Attwater’s prairie-chicken at a captive breeding facility.

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The senior keeper for herps, in the rare amphibians breeding area of the Phoenix Zoo.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of Emi’s calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of Emi’s calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of Emi’s calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Associate curators of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo, as they watch over the Wyoming toad breeding facility.

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Associate curators of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo, as they watch over the Wyoming toad breeding facility.

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Associate curators of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo, as they watch over the Wyoming toad breeding facility.

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Associate curator of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo, as she watches over the Wyoming toad breeding facility.

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Associate curator of amphibians at the Detroit Zoo, as she watches over the Wyoming toad breeding facility.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) in amplexus (in which the male rides the female prior to breeding) at Riverbanks Zoo.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) in amplexus (in which the male rides the female prior to breeding) at Riverbanks Zoo.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) in amplexus (in which the male rides the female prior to breeding) at Riverbanks Zoo.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) in amplexus (in which the male rides the female prior to breeding) at Riverbanks Zoo.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) in amplexus (in which the male rides the female prior to breeding) at Riverbanks Zoo.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of Emi’s calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of Emi’s calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of Emi’s calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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Emi, a female Sumatran rhino, with her three-week-old calf, at the Cincinnati Zoo. There are only nine Sumatran rhinos in captivity, so the birth of this calf is a tremendous event for the conservation of the species. Sumatran rhinos are being poached in the wild so quickly that biologists fear they could go extinct in the wild within the next 20 years.

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