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Black-tailed prairie dog at UL Bend NWR, within the CharlesM. Russell NWR in Montana.

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Black-tailed prairie dog at UL Bend NWR, within the CharlesM. Russell NWR in Montana.

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Black-tailed prairie dog at UL Bend NWR, within the CharlesM. Russell NWR in Montana.

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A black-tailed prairie dog at UL Bend NWR in Montana. The prairie dog’s range has decreased significantly over the past few decades, which has had a dramatic impact on species that use their burrows as habitat, like the black-footed ferret.

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Predators like this rat snake make for a long, tense incubating period for endangered Attwater’s prairie-chickens. Many of the few nests in the wild are destroyed before the eggs hatch.

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Endangered Florida manatee munches on a carrot from his caretakers at Sea World in Orlando, FL. Injuries from boat’s propellers are a leading threat to this species’ survival.

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A wild jaguar snarls over her meal in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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A wild jaguar snarls over her meal in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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A wild jaguar snarls over her meal in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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A wild jaguar snarls over her meal in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park.

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A wild jaguar snarls over her meal in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. The wounds in her shoulder are from a fight with another cat.

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Alligators gorge themselves on bits of nutria, a swamp rodent.

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