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An Attwater’s prairie chick surrounded by wildflowers.

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A bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) named Bensar at the George M. Sutton Avian Research Center.

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Buckwheat, a golden Polish chicken at the Soukup Farm.

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Madagascar ibis (Lophotibis cristata) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A cobalt blue tarantula (Haplopelma lividum) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A male (front) and female brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Nicobar pigeon, Caloenas nicobarica, at the Omaha Zoo.

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A sunbittern (Eurypyga helias ) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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The critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one of the rarest birds in the world with fewer than 50 left in the wild.

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A young female snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus)at the Raptor Recovery Center, in Elmwood, Nebraska.

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A critically endangered sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.

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A vulnerable reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina, Kansas.

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vulnerable red collared brown lemur (Eulemur collaris) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A green tree python (Morelia viridis) at the Riverside Zoo.

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An endangered Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) at the Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.

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A rare little golden-mantled flying fox (Pteropus pumilus) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, in Omaha, Nebraska.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered male Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) named Lamydoc, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Lamydoc was born in 1963.

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An endangered Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus), also known as the Greater Flying Fox or Malaysian Flying Fox at the Columbus Zoo.

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An endangered female crowned lemur (Eulemur coronatus) at the Cleveland Metroparks 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 Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A baby red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina, Kansas.

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A baby red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina, Kansas.

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An inland taipan (Oxyranus microlepidotus) at Reptile Gardens. This snake is the most venomous in the world.

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An emerald swallowtail (Papilio palinurus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A spiny-backed orbweaver spider or crab spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A southern house spider or crevice weaver spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A common eastern bumblebee (Bombus impatiens) at the Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A pleasing fungus beetle (Megalodacne fasciata) at the Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A caterpillar of the Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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Convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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Formosan subterranean termites (Coptotermes formosanus) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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