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A masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A federally endangered, female Neotropical river otter (Lontra longicaudis) at the Summit Municipal Park in Gamboa, Panama.

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A 29-year-old endangered male Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) named Billy at the LA Zoo.

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Butterflies turn elephant dung into something special on the road into Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

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A lion feeds on a cow carcass in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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A vervet monkey with her baby steals fruit at a lodge.

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A lion feeds on a cow carcass in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

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A white-naped jacobin hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.

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White-naped jacobin hummingbirds (Florisuga mellivora) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.

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A rufous owl (Ninox rufa) named Angus at the Taronga Zoo.

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A black-footed tree rat (Mesembriomys gouldii) named Pandy at the Taronga Zoo.

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Coco, a hand-raised, vulnerable, yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona auropalliata parvipes) at the Cincinnati Zoo. Coco can sing the first line in “Take me out to the ballgame’.

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A Central American agouti, Dasyprocta punctata, at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A Central American agouti, Dasyprocta punctata, at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

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A Central American agouti, Dasyprocta punctata, at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mature male drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) named Lyle at Zoo Atlanta.

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A group of teenagers eats pizza before going to a high school dance in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) with her infant.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) with her infant.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) with her infant.

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A lioness feeds on the remains of a cow inside Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. As the human population grows in East Africa, more cattle are pushed into the park, leading to more lion kills–and more poisoning of the lions by cattlemen.

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A vulnerable Javan lutung (Trachypithecus auratus) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) feeds on a road-killed squirrel.

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A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) feeds on a road-killed squirrel.

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Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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The owner of the Australian Bat Clinic, with flying foxes that she is helping to rehabilitate. Bats act as pollinators and seed dispensers, however bats are in serious decline around Australia largely due to entanglement in fruit tree netting.

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A Prevost’s squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii prevostii) named ‘Walnut’ at the Houston Zoo.

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A short-nosed echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) at the Melbourne Zoo.

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An endangered Goodfellow’s tree-kangaroo (Dendrolagus goodfellowi) at the Melbourne Zoo.

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A Prevost’s squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii prevostii) named ‘Walnut’ at the Houston Zoo.

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