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A federally endangered South China tiger (Panther tigris amoyensis) at Suzhou Zoo. This species is nearly extinct in the wild, and numbers only 100 or so in captivity, all of which come from six founders many years ago.

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A federally endangered South China tiger (Panther tigris amoyensis) at Suzhou Zoo. This species is nearly extinct in the wild, and numbers only 100 or so in captivity, all of which come from six founders many years ago.

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Bryn, the federally endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), sat for this portrait in 2007 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. She was one of two female Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits left, the end of the line for this race of animals. Since there are no males left, this means only animals intercrossed with the Idaho race will survive. She died in 2008, marking the end of her genetic line. This subpopulation lost its sagebrush habitat as the land was developed for agriculture in the state of Washington.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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A federally endangered Key Largo wood rat (Neotoma floridana smalli) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) at Healesville Sanctuary.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla (Sauromalus varius) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

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A federally endangered yellow-footed rock wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus) at Omaha Zoo’s Wildlife Safari Park.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Virgin Islands boa (Chilabothrus granti) at Toledo Zoo.

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

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered female eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) named Imara at the Great Plains Zoo.

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A Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) at the Houston Zoo. This is a critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered bird from the Middle East.

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A Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) at the Houston Zoo. This is a critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered bird from the Middle East.

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A Northern bald ibis (Geronticus eremita) at the Houston Zoo. This is an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered bird from the Middle East.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) at the Houston Zoo. This bird persists outside of captivity only because captive bred individuals have continued to be released into the wild.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) at the Houston Zoo. This bird persists outside of captivity only because captive bred individuals have continued to be released into the wild.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered female eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) named Imara at the Great Plains Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and a federally endangered female eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) named Imara at the Great Plains Zoo.

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An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This animal is five years old, and named Grom by the zoo staff. Grom means thunder in russian. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park 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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Bryn, the federally endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), sat for this portrait in 2007 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. She was one of two female Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits left, the end of the line for this race of animals. Since there are no males left, this means only animals intercrossed with the Idaho race will survive. She died in 2008, marking the end of her genetic line. This subpopulation lost its sagebrush habitat as the land was developed for agriculture in the state of Washington.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense) at the Fresno Cahffee Zoo, Fresno, California.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered African wild dog (Lycaon pictus) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Federally endangered Oasis Valley speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in NV.

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Federally endangered Oasis Valley speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in NV.

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Federally endangered Oasis Valley speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in NV.

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