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Bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus) swimming in the Bighorn Creek, in the Wigwam River drainage in British Columbia. This is one of the last, best places for spawning of the vulnerable (ICUN) and federally-threatened bull trout, and is part of the Kootenay River system, which sees an annual migration of bull trout from Lake Koocanusa, some fifty miles away. The fish prefer very cold water of 40 degrees or so in order to spawn, and the springs in this area provide that. Ram Creek flows into the Wigwam, and between the two of them they support some 5,000 bull trout.

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A federally threatened koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) with her baby at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A federally threatened ringed map turtle, Graptemys oculifera, at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

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Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) at the Sacramento Zoo. This is a federally-threatened species.

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Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) at the Sacramento Zoo. This is a federally-threatened species.

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Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) at the Sacramento Zoo. This is a federally-threatened species.

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Giant garter snake (Thamnophis gigas) at the Sacramento Zoo. This is a federally-threatened species.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides) mother and baby, at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in India.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened female Guatemalan mantled howler (Alouatta pigra) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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Zookeepers with a federally threatened male spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird has been in decline since the 1980’s, attributed most likely to climate change and lead shot in their environment.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered St. Vincent parrot (Amazona guildingii) at the Houston Zoo.

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Federally threatened spectacled eiders (Somateria fischeri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) named Capers at the Minnesota Zoo. Capers was found orphaned on the Alaska coast line in Port Graham, AK, in May 2006.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) named Capers at the Minnesota Zoo. Capers was found orphaned on the Alaska coast line in Port Graham, AK, in May 2006.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) at the Newport Aquarium.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) at the Newport Aquarium.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) at the Newport Aquarium.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Southern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome) at the Newport Aquarium.

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A federally threatened Jacare caiman (Caiman yacare) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

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A federally threatened Jacare caiman (Caiman yacare) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

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A federally threatened Jacare caiman (Caiman yacare) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

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A federally threatened Jacare caiman (Caiman yacare) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens oocleptica) at Tracy Aviary.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) at Tracy Aviary.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) at Tracy Aviary.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Florida scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) at Tracy Aviary.

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A vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird’s numbers have dropped by 80% since the 1980’s, and now are found breeding sporadically and low numbers near Barrow, AK.

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A vulnerable, federally threatened male Steller’s eider (Polysticta stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. This bird’s numbers have dropped by 80% since the 1980’s, and now are found breeding sporadically and low numbers near Barrow, AK.

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