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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally-endangered clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa) at the Houston Zoo. The population trend of the clouded leopard is decreasing with less than 10,000 in the wild.

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A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A gray-banded kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna) at the Houston Zoo.

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A snouted cobra (Naja annulifera) at the Houston Zoo in Texas.

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A snouted cobra (Naja annulifera) at the Houston Zoo in Texas.

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A New Caledonian giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leichianus henkeli) at the Houston Zoo.

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A New Caledonian giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leichianus henkeli) at the Houston Zoo.

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A golden conure (Guaruba guarouba) at the Houston Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A Yucatecan casque-headed treefrog (Triprion petasatus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A female black-margined shieldback katydid (Pediodectes nigromarginatus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A unicorn beetle (Dynastes tityus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A harlequin flower beetle (Gymnetis thula) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Yucatecan casque-headed treefrog (Triprion petasatus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A unicorn beetle (Dynastes tityus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A female black-margined shieldback katydid (Pediodectes nigromarginatus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A common house spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum) at the Houston Zoo.

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A harlequin flower beetle (Gymnetis thula) at the Houston Zoo.

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A jade gliding frog (Rhacophorus prominanus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Masai giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A northern red fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus) at the Houston Zoo. This unusual Amazon basin parrot has a crown of brightly-colored head feathers it raises when it feels threatened or aggressive.

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A greater Madagascar tenrec (Setifer setosus) at the Houston Zoo.

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Damaraland mole rats (Fukomys damarensis) at the Houston Zoo. These burrowing rodents from sub-Saharan Africa are one of only two known eusocial mammals.

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A silver pheasant hen (Lophura nycthemera) at the Houston Zoo.

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A red-billed leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea) at the Houston Zoo. This individual is very vocal and inquisitive.

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A male and female tambourine dove (Turtur tympanistria) at the Houston Zoo. This pair is particularly nervous and have to be approached in a sensitive manner.

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Wonga pigeon (Leucosarcia melanoleuca ) at the Houston Zoo. This male likes to sit in the smallest nest (intended for finches) in the enclosure even when there are no eggs.

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A crested quail-dove (Geotrygon versicolor) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue-winged kookaburra (Dacelo leachii) at the Houston Zoo. This bird does not appreciate keepers in his enclosure and attacks by flying at their head. He enjoys only the company of his mate and makes threat displays at everyone passing by.

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