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A whooper chick, (Grus americana), hatches at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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A whooper chick, (Grus americana), hatches at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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A whooper chick, (Grus americana), hatches at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI. A biologist removes the membrane from the shell for lab analysis.

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A whooper chick, (Grus americana), hatches at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI. Shown is the egg almost fully rotated and placed in front of sound speakers that play the purring calls of adult whoopers. This stimulates the chick to finish hatching.

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In an incubation room for whooping crane, (Grus americana), eggs a biologist plays sounds of an adult whooper calling out to chicks. The sounds stimulate the egg to hatch.

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Smooth green snake (Liochlorophis vernalis) collected in Virginia.

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A woman points out tracks in the sand in Gulf Shores, AL.

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A woman holds a baby opossum (Didelphis virginiana) near Greenleaf, KS.

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A woman holds a baby opossum (Didelphis virginiana) near Greenleaf, KS.

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A woman holds a baby opossum (Didelphis virginiana) near Greenleaf, KS.

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A young boy looks at a plains leopard frog (Lithobates (Rana) blairi) in front of a haybale in Greenleaf, Kansas.

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A young boy looks at a Plains leopard frog (Lithobates or Rana blairi) in front of a haybale in Greenleaf, Kansas.

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A young boy looks at a Plains leopard frog (Lithobates or Rana blairi) in front of a haybale in Greenleaf, Kansas.

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A red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) at Reptile Gardens.

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A red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) at Reptile Gardens.

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A female jungle nymph walking stick (Heteropteryx dilatata) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A male jungle nymph walking stick (Heteropteryx dilatata) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A female jungle nymph walking stick (Heteropteryx dilatata) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Red legged running frog (Kassina maculata) at Safari Land Pet Center.

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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 Mandarin ratsnake (Elaphe mandarina) in the hand of a keeper at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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A Mandarin ratsnake (Elaphe mandarina) in the hand of a keeper at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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A Mandarin emperor newt (Tylototriton shanjing) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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A Mandarin emperor newt (Tylototriton shanjing) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

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A gladiator meadow katydid (Orchelimum gladiator) found at Spring Creek Prairie near Denton, Nebraska.

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A Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) from the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A boy and his grandfather go fishing in a Nebraska pond.

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The endangered El Segundo blue butterfly clings to survival at the foot of a runway at LAX.

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The salmon counter at the Bonneville Dam tracks several species of salmon as they move through the Columbia River system.

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