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Two Mandarin trinket snakes (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This color morph was found in China.

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Two Mandarin trinket snakes (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This color morph was found in China.

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A Mandarin trinket snakes (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This color morph was found in China.

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Two Mandarin trinket snakes (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This color morph was found in China.

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A federally endangered South China tiger (Panther tigris amoyensis) at Suzhou Zoo. This species is nearly extinct in the wild, and numbers only 100 or so in captivity, all of which come from six founders many years ago.

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A federally endangered South China tiger (Panther tigris amoyensis) at Suzhou Zoo. This species is nearly extinct in the wild, and numbers only 100 or so in captivity, all of which come from six founders many years ago.

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A federally endangered and endangered (IUCN) Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A federally endangered and endangered (IUCN) Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A federally endangered and endangered (IUCN) Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A federally endangered Swinhoe’s pheasant (Lophura swinhoii) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A federally endangered Swinhoe’s pheasant (Lophura swinhoii) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A federally endangered Swinhoe’s pheasant (Lophura swinhoii) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A federally endangered Swinhoe’s pheasant (Lophura swinhoii) at the Suzhou Zoo.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) inside an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is released into an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is released into an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A crowd watches a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search an enclosure for a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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