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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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A swordbearer emperor dragonfly (Anax gladiator) collected in Gorongosa National Park.

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A biologist studies a federally endangered male Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus). This sparrow was photographed inside of a shooting tent at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, one of the last examples of Florida dry prairie which is an essential habitat for species like this one.

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A biologist studies a federally endangered male Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus). This sparrow was photographed inside of a shooting tent at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, one of the last examples of Florida dry prairie which is an essential habitat for species like this one.

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A baby southern Koala is petted while still on its mother in an effort to habituate it to human handlers at the Melbourne Zoo.

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The paw of a sick koala rests against the hand of a woman at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A black-faced ibis (Theristicus melanopis) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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Southern ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus punctatus) at Cape Canaveral.

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Southern ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus punctatus) at Cape Canaveral.

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A Florida scrub lizard (Sceloporus woodi) from Cape Canaveral Florida.

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A carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) from Cape Canaveral Florida.

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A common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee, Florida.

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A common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee, Florida.

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A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis, is released back into the wild. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A banding crew researches the federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis, before releasing it back into the wild. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A banding crew researches the federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis, before releasing it back into the wild. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A banding crew researches the federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis, before releasing it back into the wild. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis, is released back into the wild. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.

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A tabby cat named Downtown at the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln.

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A northern brown bandicoot (Isoodon macrourus), trapped by a research team for a movement tracking study near Petrie, Queensland.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered young, female Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) at the Omaha Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) at the Houston Zoo.

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Endangered freshwater mussels. Mussels are the most endangered fauna species, with 50% of them now either threatened, endangered, or extinct.

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A zookeeper holds two larva of the atlas beetle (Chalcosoma atlas) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.When grown into an adult, this type of beetle is able to lift 850 times its own body weight making it the strongest animal on earth compared to its body weight.

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A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) named Susie, at the Gladys Porter Zoo.

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A gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) sits alongside a highway. This animal is federally listed as threatened from west of Mobile Bay, Alabama throughout southern Mississippi, and into eastern Louisiana. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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