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

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A southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) at the Lincoln Children’s 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 critically endangered sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.

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A red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) named Sir Francis Bacon at the Cincinnati Zoo. This was a hand-raised and very friendly program animal. He was hungry the entire time and posed easily as long as the yams didn’t run out.

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

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A vulnerable red uakari monkey (Cacajao calvus ucayalii).

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A Texas whitetail deer named ‘Sonny’ (Odocoileus virginianus texanus) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A male and female critically endangered red-crowned roof turtle (Batagur kachuga) at the Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Lucknow, Upper Pradesh, India. The male is one-third the size of the female, and there are less than 500 breeding adult animals left in the wild.

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A vulnerable banded palm civet (Hemigalus derbyanus) named Yala at the Cincinnati Zoo. Yala means “go” in Arabic, the keepers said, which is appropriate because this creature moved like greased lighting. He is the last of his kind in North American zoos.

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A five-month-old, endangered Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) joey named ‘Mulana’ at Healesville Sanctuary. Its name means ‘spirit’ in the Aboriginal language.

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A five-month-old, endangered Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) joey named ‘Mulana’ at Healesville Sanctuary. Its name means ‘spirit’ in the Aboriginal language.

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An endangered tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) at the Australia Zoo.

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A male red kangaroo (Macropus rufus) named Irwin at the Palm Beach Zoo.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus).

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A northern red fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus) at the Houston Zoo. This unusual Amazon basin parrot has a crown of brightly-colored head feathers it raises when it feels threatened or aggressive.

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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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