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A Central American forest cockroach (Blaberus discoidalis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A vulnerable reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) with finer white lines in pattern, and an endangered Rothschild giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina, Kansas.

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A giant marine toad (Rhinella marina), also called a cane toad, at the Kansas City Zoo.

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An endangered sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) at the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam.

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), infected with chytrid fungus, at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), infected with chytrid fungus, at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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Partula snails (Partula nodosa) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium. Once found in French Polynesia, this species is now extinct in the wild.

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A kori bustard (Ardeotis kori) named Snake at Zoo Atlanta.

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A juvenile caught by biologists. They hope to track its movements through Alaskan oilfields.

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A juvenile caught by biologists. They hope to track its movements through Alaskan oilfields.

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

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Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria eupatria), at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria eupatria), at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) Oregon spotted frog (Rana pretiosa) at the Sunriver Nature Center in Deschutes County, OR.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at the Denver Zoo.

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An eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus fisheri) at the New York State Zoo.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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Three female leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas.

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A Mississippi diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at the Estuarium in Dauphin Island, AL.

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A Mississippi diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at the Estuarium in Dauphin Island, AL.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni) at the Detroit Zoo.

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An baby eyelash frog or Solomon island leaf frog (Ceratobatrachus guentheri) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi) at Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. (IUCN: Endangered)

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A volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi) at Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. (IUCN: Endangered)

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A federally endangered timber wolf (Canis lupus) named Kenai at the New York State Zoo.

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A vulnerable grey-legged douroucouli or owl monkey (Aotus lemurinus) named “Cheeky” at the Houston Zoo.

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A vulnerable grey-legged douroucouli or owl monkey (Aotus lemurinus) named “Cheeky” at the Houston Zoo.

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A vulnerable grey-legged douroucouli or owl monkey (Aotus lemurinus) named “Cheeky” at the Houston Zoo.

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A vulnerable grey-legged douroucouli or owl monkey (Aotus lemurinus) named “Cheeky” at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered, male Sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii, at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.

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A critically endangered, male Sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii, at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Francois’ langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. This species exhibits ‘aunting’ behavior, meaning several females will take care of the same baby. The bright orange coloration (which disappears by age six months) is thought to allow for easy tracking of the young one no matter which surrogate mom has it at any time.

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