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A western ribbon snake (Thamnophis proximus proximus) from the Shawnee National Forest.

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A white-striped gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) from a private collection.

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A yellow-headed gecko (Gonatodes albogularis) from a private collection.

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A yellow-headed gecko (Gonatodes albogularis) from a private collection.

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A prairie ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi) from a private collection.

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A prairie ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi) from a private collection.

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A prairie ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi) from a private collection.

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A Prairie ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi) from a private collection.

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A Prairie ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi) from a private collection.

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Juvenile katydid (Arantia sp.), from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A critically endangered California condor, Gymnogyps californianus. was brought in after dislocating its wing, most likely after flying into the Navajo Bridge in N. AZ.

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A group of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A ring-tailed lemur and her pups (Lemur catta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A ring-tailed lemur and her pups (Lemur catta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A federally endangered captive gray wolf, Canis lupus, licks his nose.

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A rodeo queen poses for a portrait in front of an American flag.

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A rodeo queen poses for a portrait in front of an American flag.

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A boy sits on the stairs at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A speckled hognose snake (Leioheterodon geayi) at Pet Paradise.

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A yellow-lored amazon parrot (Amazona xantholora) (in front), and a white-fronted Amazon (Amazona albifrons) at Pet Paradise.

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A white-naped jacobin hummingbird (Florisuga mellivora) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.

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White-naped jacobin hummingbirds (Florisuga mellivora) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.

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A federally endangered poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) at the Minnesota Zoo. There are only five adults in captivity, all at this zoo. There are just a few hundred left in the wild. Reason for its decline is still a mystery, but the catastrophic loss of prairie habitat due to farming/ethanol production are detrimental.

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A stiletto snake (Atractaspis bibronii). This snake is also known as a Bibron’s mole viper and Bibron’s burrowing asp.

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Green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta nasuta) at the Rolling Hills Zoo.

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A young woman looks at a ball python in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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A producer working with Louie Psihoyos, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.

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A queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A man holds seeds (Afzelia quanzensis) which will be used to replant clearcuts in Mt. Gorongosa someday. This handsome tree is known locally as mkongo, mbambakofi (and variations such as mbambamgofi). In English the tree is known as a pod mahogany tree.

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African black-headed oriole (Oriolus larvatus) collected at Chitengo Camp in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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A mountain wagtail, also known as a long-tailed wagtail (Motacilla clara) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

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