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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus).

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A red fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus) at the Houston Zoo.

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Bryn, the federally endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), sat for this portrait in 2007 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. She was one of two female Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits left, the end of the line for this race of animals. Since there are no males left, this means only animals intercrossed with the Idaho race will survive. She died in 2008, marking the end of her genetic line. This subpopulation lost its sagebrush habitat as the land was developed for agriculture in the state of Washington.

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Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) named Casey at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. He’s the only leopard seal on public displays at the world’s zoos. Most leopard seals don’t live long in captivity, so they’re just not kept in collections.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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A Bermuda diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). This may soon be designated as a separate subspecies or even a full species, and was photographed at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) at Healesville Sanctuary.

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An American kestrel (Falco sparverius) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A radiated ratsnake (Coelognathus radiatus) at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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An endangered Matschie’s tree-kangaroo with her joey (Dendrolagus matschiei) at Zoo Miami.

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An albino Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Utah milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum taylori) at the LA Zoo.

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A white-striped gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) from a private collection.

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An Armstrong’s Dusky Rattlesnake (Crotalus armstrongi) at the Houston Zoo.

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An Armstrong’s Dusky Rattlesnake (Crotalus armstrongi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A fisher (Martes pennanti) at the New York State Zoo, Watertown, New York.

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A Taylor’s bug-eyed frog (Theloderma stellatum) at the Fresno Chaffe Zoo.

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A Taylor’s bug-eyed frog (Theloderma stellatum) at the Fresno Chaffe Zoo.

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A Taylor’s bug-eyed frog (Theloderma stellatum) at the Fresno Chaffe Zoo.

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Aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis pichinchae) a federally-listed species, at the Milford Nature Center.

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Aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis pichinchae) a federally-listed species, at the Milford Nature Center.

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Aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis pichinchae) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Female Halictus ligatus. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.

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Female Halictus ligatus. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.

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A hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) at the San Antonio Zoo. (IUCN: Vulnerable).

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A common Myna or Indian Myna, (Acridotheres tristis tristis) from a private collection.

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A common Myna or Indian Myna, (Acridotheres tristis tristis) from a private collection.

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A grey winged trumpeter (Psophia crepitans) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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