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A mangrove salt marsh snake (Nerodia clarkii compressicaudaon) from the wild on Saddlebunch Key, Florida.

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A mangrove salt marsh snake (Nerodia clarkii compressicaudaon) from the wild on Saddlebunch Key, Florida.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, Florida. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A television crew films a federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, Florida. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, Florida. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, FL. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, FL. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, FL. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, FL. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A federally endangered wild caught silver rice rat (Oryzomys palustris natator) on a US Navy property near Key West, FL. This was on Saddlebunch Key.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered, female South China tiger, Panthera tigris amoyensis, at the Suzhou Zoo in China. This is a species that may be gone from the wild now, and as of 2015, there are only 100 in captivity.

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At Anastasia Island State Park trapping the federally endangered Anastasia Island beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma).

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus, at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus, at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris ssp. sumatrae) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa).

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A federally-endangered Key Largo wood rat, Neotoma floridana smalli, Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Key Largo, Florida. There are approximately 250 or fewer of these animals left.

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A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A close up of the wing of a federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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Federally endangered peninsula pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana peninsularis). This is one of North America’s rarest mammals, with fewer than 200 surviving in the wild.

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A federally endangered maned wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) at the Sunset Zoo.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Edward’s pheasants (Lophura edwardsi) at the Sunset Zoo. The male has the color, while the hen is brown. This bird is so rare it’s now nearly gone in the wild. Zoos play a critical role as modern day arks, preserving species that would otherwise be lost to extinction.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Santa Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi. Tachi is a hand raised, educational animal, and is the last captive from a breeding program designed to save the species.

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The Nene goose, (Branta sandvicensis), a Hawaiian endangered species. Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered

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The Nene goose, (Branta sandvicensis), a Hawaiian vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered species.

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A juvenile California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered(IUCN) and federally endangered; recently released into the wild.

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Juvenile California condors, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered; recently released into the wild.

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Portrait of an adult California condor, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered. This species was brought back from the brink of extinction throughcaptive breeding programs.

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