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An African bush viper (Atheris squamigera) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A red spotted pitviper (Protobothrops jerdonii xanthomelas) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Texas coral snake (Micrurus tener) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Carolina wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Desert millipedes (Orthoporus ornatus) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Pill-bugs (Armadillidium vulgare) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A pill-bug (Armadillidium vulgare) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Pill-bugs (Armadillidium vulgare) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A giant tailless whip scorpion (Damon variegatus) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A giant tailless whip scorpion (Damon variegatus) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Southern two-striped walkingstick (Anisomorpha buprestoides) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Peruvian firestick (Oreophoetes peruana) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Two Peruvian firesticks (Oreophoetes peruana) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A Peruvian firestick (Oreophoetes peruana) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A vulnerable, federally endangered lesser long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris yerbabuenae) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Critically endangered spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides) in three phases of life (newborn, subadult and adult) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A critically endangered newborn and adult spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Spot-tailed earless lizard (Holbrookia lacerata lacerata) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal was collected in the wild by the state of Texas in hopes that it could be studied to determine reasons for its decline.

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Spot-tailed earless lizard (Holbrookia lacerata lacerata) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal was collected in the wild by the state of Texas in hopes that it could be studied to determine reasons for its decline.

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Spot-tailed earless lizard (Holbrookia lacerata lacerata) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal was collected in the wild by the state of Texas in hopes that it could be studied to determine reasons for its decline.

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Spot-tailed earless lizard (Holbrookia lacerata lacerata) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal was collected in the wild by the state of Texas in hopes that it could be studied to determine reasons for its decline.

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A four-horned chameleon (Chamaeleo quadricornis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A four-horned chameleon (Chamaeleo quadricornis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A four-horned chameleon (Chamaeleo quadricornis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A four-horned chameleon (Chamaeleo quadricornis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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An Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A mother and daughter Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) at the Fort Worth Zoo. The mother was wild caught and the daughter born at the zoo.

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An Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A mother and daughter Ord’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ordii) at the Fort Worth Zoo. The mother was wild caught and the daughter born at the zoo.

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A vulnerable hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A chestnut-fronted macaw or severe macaw (Ara severus) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A chestnut-fronted macaw or severe macaw (Ara severus) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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