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A male scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) at the Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota.

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A ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) at the Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota.

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A ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus) at the Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota.

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A Florida barred owl (Strix varia georgica) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A Florida barred owl (Strix varia georgica) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A Florida cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus floriduanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A Florida cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus floriduanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A western plated lizard (Broadleysaurus major bottegoi) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A western plated lizard (Broadleysaurus major bottegoi) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A puffing snake (Pseustes poecilonotus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A puffing snake (Pseustes poecilonotus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A puffing snake (Pseustes poecilonotus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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An Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus hortulanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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The two color phases of the Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus hortulanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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An Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus hortulanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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The two color phases of the Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus hortulanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A regal sea fan (Lophogorgia hebes) at Gulf Specimen Aquarium in Panacea, FL.

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A juvenile African civet (Civettictis civetta australis) named ‘Honda’, age eight weeks, at Zooville USA near Plant City, Florida.

This civet originated from the Limpopo Province, South Africa

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A female Cape shoveler (Spatula smithii) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A male Cape shoveler (Spatula smithii) at Dvůr Králové Zoo.

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A twig snake (Thelotornis capensis) at Dvůr Králové Zoo. This color morph was found in China.

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Two Mandarin trinket snakes (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Dvůr Králové Zoo. This color morph was found in China.

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A Mandarin trinket snakes (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Dvůr Králové Zoo. This color morph was found in Vietnam.

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A Mandarin trinket snake (Euprepiophis mandarinus) at Dvůr Králové Zoo. This color morph was found in Vietnam.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Dvůr Králové Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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An LSD earth tiger (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus). This species has a distinctive metallic blue-green sheen on both its carapace and abdomen. This is a very rare species, it is only known from a very few localities.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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A tarantula (Ceratogyrus hillyardi) from a private collection. This genus is native to southern Africa. This genus is known to have horns, however, this is one of two species in this genus that is hornless.

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A tarantula (Phormingochilus everetti) from a private collection. This large tree-dwelling spider species lives in the cavities of trees high above the ground. After mating the female will eat the male. This usually signifies a successful mating.

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A golden star tunicate, in gray color form (Botryllus schlosseri) at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.

It is encrusted on pieces of turtle grass, (Thalassia testudinum).

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A golden star tunicate (Botryllus schlosseri) at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.

It is encrusted on pieces of turtle grass, (Thalassia testudinum).

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A leathery sea squirt (Styela plicata) at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.

Attached to it are the two purple arms of a sea whip (Leptogorgia virgulata).

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A leathery sea squirt (Styela plicata) at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.

Attached to it are the two purple arms of a sea whip (Leptogorgia virgulata).

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A group of sea grapes (Perophora viridis) on a colonial animal called a pink hydroid (Eudendrium carneum) at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.

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A snowball pleco (Hypancistrus inspector) at the aquarium of the Manaus Zoo.

This Zoo is ran by the military, or CIGS.

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A snowball pleco (Hypancistrus inspector) at the aquarium of the Manaus Zoo.

This Zoo is ran by the military, or CIGS.

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