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A cyclist on Signal Hill overlooking Cape Town, South Africa.

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Dr. Ludwig Siefert and senior research assistant James Kalyewa use a wide range of monitoring techniques to track the movement of large predators in Uganda.

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Flowers at the Farmer’s Market in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A woman with a floral tattoo poses with the flowers she purchased from the Farmer’s Market in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A woman holds flowers at the Farmer’s Market in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A woman smells flowers at the Farmer’s Market in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A woman carries flowers at the Farmer’s Market in the historic Haymarket district of Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Six-month-old Greek tortoises (the large one is Testudo marginata, and the smaller one is testudo graeca) at Parco Natura in Bussolengo, Italy.

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Baby tortoise at Parco Natura Viva in Bussolengo, Italy.

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Six-month-old Greek tortoises (the large one is Testudo marginata, and the smaller one is testudo graeca) at Parco Natura in Bussolengo, Italy.

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Baby tortoises at Parco Natura Viva in Bussolengo, Italy.

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Six-month-old Greek tortoises (the large one is Testudo marginata, and the smaller one is testudo graeca) at Parco Natura in Bussolengo, Italy.

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Six-month-old Greek tortoises (the large one is Testudo marginata, and the smaller one is testudo graeca) at Parco Natura in Bussolengo, Italy.

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A federally endangered captive gray wolf, Canis lupus, licks his nose.

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A large sculpture of a raptor at the airport in Wellington, New Zealand.

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The north central Madagascar highlands, where annual, landscape-wide burning is the norm.

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The north central Madagascar highlands, where annual, landscape-wide burning is the norm.

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A cart is driven through the north central Madagascar highlands, where annual, landscape-wide burning is the norm.

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Photographing a male Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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The set up for a photo shoot of a female Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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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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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) inside 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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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 male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. 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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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 net 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 critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has a check up 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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