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A critically endangered Louisiana pearlshell (Margaritifera hembeli) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.

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A group of critically endangered Louisiana pearlshell (Margaritifera hembeli) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.

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A critically endangered Alabama lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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A critically endangered Alabama lampmussel (Lampsilis virescens) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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A pair of critically endangered southern combshells (Epioblasma penita) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

The female is smaller, on the right.

This animal is only found in 15 miles of the Butthatche River in Alabama and Mississippi.

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A pair of critically endangered southern combshells (Epioblasma penita) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

The female is smaller, on the right.

This animal is only found in 15 miles of the Butthatche River in Alabama and Mississippi.

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A group of critically endangered Cumberland beans (Venustaconcha trabalis) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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A group of critically endangered Cumberland beans (Venustaconcha trabalis) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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A group of juvenile, critically endangered, pale lilliput mussels (Toxolasma cylindrellus) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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A group of juvenile, critically endangered, pale lilliput mussels (Toxolasma cylindrellus) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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A critically endangered oblong rocksnail (Leptoxis compacta) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.

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A critically endangered teardrop elimia (Elimia lachryma) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.
As of 2000, the species was considered extinct by the IUCN. It was rediscovered in the wild in 2005, but is still considered critically imperiled

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A critically endangered Western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) at Batu Secret Zoo, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered male saulosi cichlid (Chindongo saulosi) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered male saulosi cichlid (Chindongo saulosi) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered female saulosi cichlid (Chindongo saulosi) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered female saulosi cichlid (Chindongo saulosi) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered female saulosi cichlid (Chindongo saulosi) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered Maingano cichlid (Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered Maingano cichlid (Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered Maingano cichlid (Pseudotropheus cyaneorhabdos) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered pair of polka-dot splitfin (Chapalichthys pardalis) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This is a male/female pair. The female is larger.

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A critically endangered pair of polka-dot splitfin (Chapalichthys pardalis) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This is a male/female pair. The female is larger.

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A critically endangered gooty sapphire ornamental (Poecilotheria metallica) at the Dallas Zoo.

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A pair of critically endangered Costa Rican lemur leaf frogs (Agalychnis lemur) Photographed at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is smaller.

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A pair of critically endangered Costa Rican lemur leaf frogs (Agalychnis lemur) Photographed at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is smaller.

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A pair of critically endangered San Martin fringe-limbed treefrogs (Ecnomiohyla valancifer) photographed at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is larger.

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A very ill, critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A critically endangered Pilaló tree frog, (Hyloscirtus ptychodactylus) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Catopaxi, Pilaló.

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A critically endangered, female black bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A critically endangered, female black bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A critically endangered, female black bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A critically endangered Edward’s pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) at the Berlin Zoo.

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A critically endangered giant water frog (Telmatobius gigas) collected near Oruro, Bolivia, photographed at at Museo De Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, a natural history museum and rare amphibian breeding center in Chocabamba Bolivia. This species is totally aquatic. The name gigas means ‘big’, and refers to the giant tadpoles of this species, not the adults.

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A critically endangered giant water frog (Telmatobius gigas) collected near Oruro, Bolivia, photographed at at Museo De Historia Natural Alcide d’Orbigny, a natural history museum and rare amphibian breeding center in Chocabamba Bolivia. This species is totally aquatic. The name gigas means ‘big’, and refers to the giant tadpoles of this species, not the adults.

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A juvenile, critically endangered brush-tailed bettong (Bettongia penicillata) named Bo, at Cub Creek Science Camp in Rolla, MO.

This joey has been out of the pouch for 12 weeks and is about 20-weeks old.

Cub Creek Science Camp is a residential animal and science summer camp located in central Missouri. Here children from all over the world come to learn about the Earth’s creatures and to gain an appreciation for science and nature.

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