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An endangered golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Two captive bred Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) with their mother at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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An Attwater’s prairie chick surrounded by wildflowers.

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An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

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An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

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An endangered female Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo. This animal is named Ixchel.

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An endangered male Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This animal is named Tybalt.

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An endangered male Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This animal is named Tybalt.

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A juvenile endangered Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at SeaWorld San Diego. This animal is named Cinder, because of the fires in her home state of Alaska in 2019. She was brought to San Diego as a pup to be raised away from the smoke.

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A juvenile endangered Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) at SeaWorld San Diego. This animal is named Cinder, because of the fires in her home state of Alaska in 2019. She was brought to San Diego as a pup to be raised away from the smoke.

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An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An endangered African long-tailed gartersnake (Elapsoidea sundevallii longicauda) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A common or eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey from a private collection.

Halsey was hit by a car in February 1997. Though nothing was broken, he suffered a concussion and is brain damaged because of it.

He is estimated to be 29 years old as of November of 2020. In the wild a great horned owl lives to be about 20. In captivity, where risks are few, they have lived into their 60’s making them the longest living raptor on record.

Halsey’s caretaker does all the “hunting” and provides him food but he is a generous bird, always willing to share his meal. His well-balanced diet includes freshly thawed rats and mice.

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A long-toothed dart moth (Dichagyris longidens). This species was rediscovered along the Pecos River near Santa Fe, NM, in Sept. of 2020, this is thought to be the first time this species of dart moth, Dichagyris longidens, has been photographed alive. It was collected using lights at night, photographed, and released back into the wild.

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A long-toothed dart moth (Dichagyris longidens). This species was rediscovered along the Pecos River near Santa Fe, NM, in Sept. of 2020, this is thought to be the first time this species of dart moth, Dichagyris longidens, has been photographed alive. It was collected using lights at night, photographed, and released back into the wild.

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An endangered female Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered female Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered female Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered female Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered Chile mountain false toad (Telmatobufo venustus) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered Chile mountain false toad (Telmatobufo venustus) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered Chile mountain false toad (Telmatobufo venustus) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered Chile mountain false toad (Telmatobufo venustus) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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An endangered mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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An endangered mountainous star coral (Orbicella faveolata) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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An endangered hatchling green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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An endangered hatchling green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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