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Pinto abalone (Haliotis kamtschatkana) coming out of shell at Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward, AK.

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Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the Fort Worth Zoo. This animal is in serious decline and has even been wiped out now in the Fort Worth area. This zoo has a captive breeding program for it.

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Miss Sandy Hill, a federally endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla), at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. Only 110 of this sandhill crane subspecies exists in the wild. Only another 45 birds are in captivity.

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Miss Sandy Hill, a federally endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla), at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. Only 110 of this sandhill crane subspecies exists in the wild. Only another 45 birds are in captivity.

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An Eastern ringnecked snake (Diadophis punctatus edwardsii) found on the Snake Road, near Ware, Illinois. This three mile stretch of road is closed to traffic when the snakes are migrating from limestone cliffs to the swamp nearby.

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