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African spurred tortoise (Geochelone sulcata) at the Denver Zoo.

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Tourists crawl through a tunnel at the red bellied piranha tank in the Houston Zoo.

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A snail on a gravel path at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Children crawl through a tunnel inside a huge aquatic exhibit at the Houston Zoo.

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A Florida scrub millipede (Floridobolus penneri) at the Archbold Biological Station on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida.

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A Florida scrub millipede (Floridobolus penneri) at the Archbold Biological Station on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida.

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A Florida scrub millipede (Floridobolus penneri) at the Archbold Biological Station on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida.

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A Florida scrub millipede (Floridobolus penneri) at the Archbold Biological Station on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida.

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A Florida scrub millipede (Floridobolus penneri) at the Archbold Biological Station on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida.

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A Florida scrub millipede (Floridobolus penneri) at the Archbold Biological Station on the Lake Wales Ridge of Florida.

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Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) at the Lowry Park Zoo.

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Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) at the Lowry Park Zoo.

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Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) at the Lowry Park Zoo.

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Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) at the Lowry Park Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.

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A “diaper derby” is held in a town park in Richfield, Utah.

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An African pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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An African pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Herman’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) at Safari Land Pet Center.

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Herman’s tortoise (Testudo hermanni) at Safari Land Pet Center.

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A russian tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii) at the Safari Land Pet Center. This species is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.

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An twin-spotted assassin bug (Platymeris biguttatus) from Rolling Hill Wildlife Adventure.

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An twin-spotted assassin bug (Platymeris biguttatus) from Rolling Hill Wildlife Adventure.

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A green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

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A green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

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A green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

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A green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

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A green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

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A hingeback tortoise (Kinixys homeana) from the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure. A hinge in its shells can close up to protect the animal’s rear end.

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