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White-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) at the Houston Zoo.

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White-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A superb bird of paradise (Lophorina superba) displays iridescent chest feathers at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The hand of a blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The hand of a blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The tail of a blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A red fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus) at the Houston Zoo. This unusual Amazon basin parrot has a crown of brightly-colored head feathers it raises when it feels threatened or aggressive

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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 Mexican pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus ravus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) at the Sunset Zoo.

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A vulnerable big-headed Amazon river turtle (Peltocephalus dumerilianus) at the National Aquarium, Baltimore.

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An Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in winter plumage at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

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A Razorbill (Alca torda) in summer plumage at the National Aquarium, Baltimore.

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A dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) at the Sunset Zoo.

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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 near threatened red bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea rubra).

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Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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Blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Prevost’s squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii prevostii) named ‘Walnut’ at the Houston Zoo.

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A federally endangered, African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A federally endangered, African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) at the Houston Zoo.

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