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Slender-tailed meerkat (Suricata suricatta) at the Miller Park Zoo. A typical meerkat clan can have anywhere from 20-50 members.

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

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A flock of American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) feeding.

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A giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta. This endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered species is native to China.

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A giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta. This endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered species is native to China.

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A giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta. This endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered species is native to China.

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A marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) eating algae under the surface along Tower Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A zig-zag spider (Neoscona cooksoni) preys on a juvenile painted locust (Schistocerca melanocera) on Santa Cruz Island.

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Two American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Two American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis) on San Cristobal Island (formerly known as Chatham Island).

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A fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park, where brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) beg for fish scraps, mostly from yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri).

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A fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park, where brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) beg for fish scraps, mostly from yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri).

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A fish market in the town of Puerto Ayora, on Santa Cruz Island, on the edge of Galapagos National Park, where brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) and a tame Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) beg for fish scraps, mostly from yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri).

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Galapagos mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) with a grasshopper in its mouth, on Rabida Island in the Galapagos.

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Galapagos mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) with a grasshopper in its mouth, on Rabida Island in the Galapagos.

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An endangered Malayan tiger, Panthera tigris jacksoni.

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A federally endangered female Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates), nibbles on some cheese.

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A federally endangered female Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates).

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A federally endangered female Alabama beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus ammobates).

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Federally endangered Mitchell’s satyr butterflies (Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii) at the Toledo Zoological Gardens.

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A Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis) a federally-endangered rodent, at the Univ. of South Carolina. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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A family picnic outside their suburban house in West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Iowa fairgoers bite in synchrony at the first-ever Corn Dog Chomp.

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Biologists from Cornell eat their lunch standing while searching for the ivory billed woodpecker in the White River National Wildlife Refuge in St. Charles, Arkansas.

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An elderly couple at a bar-b-que restaurant eating below a poster of the ivory-billed woodpecker in Brinkley, Arkansas. Reported sightings have put the town on the map and curious people have come to see what they can see.

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A woman feeds 23 cats that are now homeless after hurricane Andrew, which she has adopted.

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Central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) with southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) eggs, a favorite food source, at Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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Central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) with southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) eggs, a favorite food source, at Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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Central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) with southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) eggs, a favorite food source, at Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) swirl out of the Eckert James River Bat Cave at sunset to feed on insects. This maternity colony builds to more than 6 million bats in late July, making it one of the largest in the world. It is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

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Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) swirl out of the Eckert James River Bat Cave at sunset to feed on insects. This maternity colony builds to more than 6 million bats in late July, making it one of the largest in the world. It is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.

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