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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 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, Eleodys 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 female Elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas elephas) at the Houston Zoo.

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A female rainbow stag beetle (Phalacrognathus muelleri) at the Houston Zoo.

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A male rainbow stag beetle (Phalacrognathus muelleri) at the Houston Zoo.

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

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

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

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Two harlequin flower beetles (Gymetis caseyi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A female Elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas elephas) at the Houston Zoo.

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Gray’s Malayan sticks (Lonchodes brevipes) at the Houston Zoo.

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Gray’s Malayan stick (Lonchodes brevipes) at the Houston Zoo.

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Gray’s Malayan stick (Lonchodes brevipes) at the Houston Zoo.

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Gray’s Malayan stick (Lonchodes brevipes) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Gray’s Malayan stick, Lonchodes brevipes, at the Houston Zoo.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered St. Vincent parrot (Amazona guildingii) at the Houston Zoo.

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