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Bald eagle chicks at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, OK. They were hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act.

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A naturalist for Sea Island inspects loggerhead sea turtle nests on the beach, Sea Island, Georgia.

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A naturalist for Sea Island inspects loggerhead sea turtle nests on the beach, Sea Island, Georgia.

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A leatherback sea turtle hatchling crawls toward the ocean.

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An interior least tern (Sterna antillarum), a federally endangered species, on its nest at the Western Sand and Gravel mine along the Platte River near Fremont, NE. Many mine companies are pausing work during the nesting season in areas this bird and other rare species use.

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A baby Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri) hatching from an egg at the Omaha Zoo

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An egg of whooping crane, (Grus americana), begins to hatch at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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An egg of whooping crane, (Grus americana), begins to hatch at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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An egg of whooping crane, (Grus americana), begins to hatch at the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI.

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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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A biologist holds a newly hatched California condor chick, (Gymnogyps californianus), critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered at a captive breeding facility.

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Bald eagle chicks are fed with hand puppets through a series of holes in the Sutton Avian Research Center’s “chick lab.”

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Joel Sartore, in a “ghost costume,” in room #2 of the chick lab at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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