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Portrait of an adult California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered. This species was brought back from the brink of extinction through captive breeding programs.

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A captive blue-throated macaw (Ara glaucogularis). (IUCN: Critically Endangered)

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A critically endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata).

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A critically endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata).

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Critically endangered (IUCN) Celebes macaque (Macaca nigra).

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Critically endangered (IUCN) Celebes macaque (Macaca nigra).

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Critically endangered (IUCN) Celebes macaque (Macaca nigra).

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Critically endangered (IUCN) Celebes macaque (Macaca nigra).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) at the Omaha zoo.

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A critically endangered harlequin frog (Atelopus varius) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A man tries to pick up a critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo. The comparison between the hand and the frog show the frog’s small size.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) from the Sedgwick County Zoo. This is one of the most critically endangered lizards in the world. Listed as critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered

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A Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) from the Sedgwick County Zoo. This is one of the most critically endangered lizards in the world. Listed as critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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A Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) from the Sedgwick County Zoo. This is one of the most critically endangered lizards in the world. Listed as critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered

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A Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) from the Sedgwick County Zoo. This is one of the most critically endangered lizards in the world. Listed as critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered

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A Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) from the Sedgwick County Zoo. This is one of the most critically endangered lizards in the world. Listed as critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered

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A Chinese or Yangtze alligator (Alligator sinensis) at the Houston Zoo. (IUCN: Critically Endangered)

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A Chinese or Yangtze alligator (Alligator sinensis) at the Houston Zoo. (IUCN: Critically Endangered)

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