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Joel carefully photographs dwarf caiman (Paleosuchus palpebrosus) at the Sunset 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 vulnerable Pesquet’s parrot (Psittrichas fulgidus psittrichadini) at the Houston Zoo.

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Purplish-backed jay (Cyanocorax beecheii) at the Houston Zoo.

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A common Monkey Lizard (Polychrus marmoratus) at the National Aquarium, Baltimore.

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A common Monkey Lizard (Polychrus marmoratus) at the National Aquarium, Baltimore.

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Texas horned toad (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Reisinger’s tree monitor (Varanus reisingeri) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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West Usambara two-horned chameleon (Kinyongia multituberculata) 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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Blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal is in serious decline and has even been wiped out now in the Fort Worth area. This zoo has a captive breeding program for it.

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Texas horned toad (aka Texas horned lizard) (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal is in serious decline and has even been wiped out now in the Fort Worth area. This zoo has a captive breeding program for it.

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