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A federally endangered Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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The thorns and flower petals of a federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii).

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii).

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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A prickly pear cactus (Opuntia echios var. echios) on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos National Park.

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A prickly pear cactus (Opuntia echios var. echios) on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos National Park.

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A prickly pear cactus (Opuntia echios var. echios) on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos National Park.

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A painted locust,(Schistocerca melanocera) rests on a form of prickly pear cactus on Rabida in the Galapagos Islands.

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Peyote cactus (Lophophora williamsii) at the U.S. Botanical Garden Production Facility in Washington, DC.

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A federally endangered star cactus (Astrophytum asterias) at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A Nichol’s turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii). (US: Endangered)

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A captive Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi at Quail Valley Fox Clinic in Middle Ranch on Catalina Island, California. (US: Endangered, IUCN: Critically Endangered)

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An Arizona hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicus). (US: Endangered)

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Peyote cactus (Lophophora williamsii) at the U.S. Botanical Garden Production Facility in Washington, DC.

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A common diuca-finch (Diuca diuca) perched on the thorns of a cactus.

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An endangered Nichol turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

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A Pima pineapple cactus (Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina) at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

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A woman stares at a rare cactus plant at Archbold Biological Station at Lake Placid in Tampa, Florida.

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