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A pregnant, female Australian velvet gecko (Oedura monilis) from a private collection.

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An egg mass with developing tadpoles of a glass frog species, possibly Cochranella flavopuctata, near Limon, Ecuador.

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The nest of an Attwater’s prairie-chicken at a captive breeding facility.

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At the Eagle Fish Hatchery in Idaho, biologists take blood and eggs from the Snake River Sockeye salmon.

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The eggs of a least tern (endangered) blend in with their sandy background on the shore of Lake McConaughy.

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The nest of a captive female Attwater’s prairie-chicken (endangered.) Few of these eggs will hatch, and few of the surviving chicks will make it to adulthood.

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Salamander eggs form one gelatinous mass in the hands of a biologist. Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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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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