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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frog (Atelopus zeteki) at the Houston Zoo.

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White-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) at the Houston Zoo.

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White-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A superb bird of paradise (Lophorina superba) displays iridescent chest feathers at the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) from the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered Madagascar big-headed turtle (Erymnochelys madagascariensis) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The hand of a blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The hand of a blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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The tail of a blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A vulnerable grey-legged douroucouli or owl monkey (Aotus lemurinus) named “Cheeky” at the Houston Zoo.

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A vulnerable grey-legged douroucouli or owl monkey (Aotus lemurinus) named “Cheeky” at the Houston Zoo.

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A Schmidt’s guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Schmidt’s guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti) at the Houston Zoo.

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

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

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A darkling beetle (Eleodes armata) at the Houston Zoo.

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A 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 collection of dead insects at the Houston Zoo. Zoo staff keep the insects that pass away here in a freezer for two reasons: they need to prove to the USDA that the insects they keep match their inventories, and also to wow school kids on tours.

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The dead insect collection at the Houston Zoo. Zoo staff keep the insects that pass away here in a freezer for two reasons: they need to prove to the USDA that the insects they keep match their inventories, and also to wow school kids on tours.

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A male and a female rainbow stag beetle (Phalacrognathus muelleri) at the Houston Zoo. The male is larger with huge mandibles out front.

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A male rainbow stag beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri, at the Houston Zoo. The male is larger with huge mandibles out front.

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A male and a female rainbow stag beetle, Phalacrognathus muelleri, at the Houston Zoo. The male is larger with huge mandibles out front.

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A darkling beetle (Eleodes armata) at the Houston Zoo.

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Harlequin flower beetle (Gymnetis caseyi) at the Houston Zoo.

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