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A bird entertains a crowd at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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A vulnerable Southern ground hornbill, Bucorvus leadbeateri, entertains a crowd at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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A bird entertains a crowd at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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A bird flies over a crowd at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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A bird entertains a crowd at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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A crowd of people watch a black vulture, Coragyps atratus, fly overhead at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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A crowd of people watch a black vulture, Coragyps atratus, fly overhead at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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Pedestrians on the sidewalk in front of storefronts in Hollywood.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is released into an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is released into an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A crowd watches a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search an enclosure for a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A crowd gathers to watch the Photo Ark shoot inside the reptile house at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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A group of people gather to watch fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A woman feeds her child at a traditional blessing ceremony.

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Dr. Edward O. Wilson examines the insects caught at a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Dr. Edward O. Wilson examines the insects caught at a bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, Africa.

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Tourists board zodiac boats on San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos.

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Tourists ride a zodiac boat near San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos.

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A scene from San Cristobal Island (formerly known as Chatham Island).

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Cattle show at the coliseum at the Minnesota state fair.

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The snake pit at the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year. Some 30,000 people come here on the last weekend of April to see such things as a photo booth in which people can pose with a live rattler that’s been defanged and had its mouth stitched shut, a safari bus tour in which folks can pick up a live rattlesnake, a cafe serving rattlesnake meat, and a butcher shop.

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