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Atelopus nanay at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is critically endangered and very well could be extinct in the wild. Only seven animals are in captivity. (IUCN: CR)

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Oophaga sylvatica, the “little devil poison frog” at a captive breeding facility at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, Ecuador. The species is being heavily affected by habitat loss.

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A rare Atelopus frog near Limon, Ecuador. The genus — one of the most threatened in Central and South America — has been wiped out in most other places, and this patch of habitat is threatened by road expansion.

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A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A federally endangered light-footed clapper rail (Rallus longirostris levipes) at the Chula Vista Nature Center, Chula Vista, California.

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A St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), a federally endangered rodent, in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development. (US: Endangered)

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti) at the Conservation Fisheries, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An Attwater’s prairie-chicken at Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

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An endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken over one of its last booming grounds in Texas’ coastal prairie.

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One of few remaining wild male Attwater’s prairie-chickens looks out from its hiding place at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve.

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One of few remaining wild male Attwater’s prairie-chickens performs for potential mates at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve.

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A crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) takes its own picture by breaking the beam of an infra-red camera trigger in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) takes its own picture by breaking the beam of an infra-red camera trigger in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A male marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) forages in Brazil’s Pantanal region. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A male marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) forages in Brazil’s Pantanal region. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) forages in Brazil’s Pantanal region. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) forages in Brazil’s Pantanal region. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A coatimundi (Nasua nasua) takes its own picture as it breaks the beam of an infra-red camera trigger in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Coatimundi (Nasua nasua) forage in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A caiman with vegetation stuck to its body in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) peers out of a tree in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus) takes its own photo breaking an infra-red trigger beam in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pair of Southern crested caracaras (Caracara plancus) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A Southern crested caracara (Caracara plancus) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pair of Southern crested caracaras (Caracara plancus) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A gray-necked wood-rail (Aramides cajanea) forages for food in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A capped heron (Pilherodius pileatus) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A plumbeous ibis (Theristicus caerulescens) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A plumbeous ibis (Theristicus caerulescens) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pair of buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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Buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus) forage in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A buff-necked ibis (Theristicus caudatus) in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) in Brazil’s Pantanal region. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A European barn owl (Tyto alba alba) on the right and an American barn owl (Tyto alba pranticola) on the left at the Raptor Recovery Center, Nebraska.

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