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Rowi kiwi egg candling at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. This is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. This center is the place where they incubate eggs that are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5% in the wild to 75% if the chick is raised captivity then released.

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A critically endangered Kleinmann’s tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) hatching from it’s egg at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A critically endangered Kleinmann’s tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) egg and baby at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A critically endangered Kleinmann’s tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni, egg and baby at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A fossilized egg of a therapod dinosaur, at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.

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A fossilized egg of a therapod dinosaur, at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.

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A collection of eggs from the University of Nebraska State Museum.

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The eggs of the Andaman Island stick insect (Sceptrophasma hispidula) on the leg of the same species from the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species lays its seed-like eggs on the bodies of others of its kind.

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The egg of the Andaman Island stick insect (Sceptrophasma hispidula) on the leg of the same species from the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species lays its seed-like eggs on the bodies of others of its kind.

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Andaman Island stick insect (Sceptrophasma hispidula) from the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species lays its seed-like eggs on the bodies of others of its kind.

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A federally endangered interior least tern (Sterna antillarum athalassos) on a nest sand pit along the Platte River near North Bend, NE.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A woman searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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Two women helping set up to photograph a rowi kiwi or Okarito kiwi (Apteryx rowi) at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. This is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. This center is the place where they incubate eggs that are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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A man and woman out searching for rowi kiwi nests in a forest on Lake Mapourika near Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. The rowi kiwi is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. Once found, eggs are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila) hatchling at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered aquatic box turtle (Terrapene coahuila) hatchling at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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Skate egg cases at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

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Skate egg cases at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

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The egg from a diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

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The egg from a diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

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A male giant water bug (Abedus herberti) carrying eggs on his back at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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A male giant water bug (Abedus herberti) carrying eggs on his back at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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A naturalist for Sea Island inspects loggerhead sea turtle nests on the beach, Sea Island, Georgia.

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A naturalist for Sea Island inspects loggerhead sea turtle nests on the beach, Sea Island, Georgia.

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Eggs of the red-browed Amazon parrot at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. The Conservatory Foundation has 55 individuals including juveniles and mature birds, and has the only population of this species in North America. This species is listed as endangered and is found in what’s left of the coastal Atlantic forest of Brazil.

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Eggs of the red-browed Amazon parrot at the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. The Conservatory Foundation has 55 individuals including juveniles and mature birds, and has the only population of this species in North America. This species is listed as endangered and is found in what’s left of the coastal Atlantic forest of Brazil.

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An egg of a swallow-tailed gull (Creagrus furcatus) on Tower Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Amphibian egg masses resting on leaves under water in the wild at Bennett Springs State Park, MO.

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Children sit patiently for an Easter egg hunt at a house in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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