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Three 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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Three 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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Two 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A male and female Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. The female has yellow, red blue split colors on her leg bands, while the male has green/blue leg bands. These adults were both hatched here last year.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A male Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.

This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.

This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.

This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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

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A mangrove salt marsh snake (Nerodia clarkii compressicauda) 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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