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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has a check up at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search an enclosure for a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has a check up at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A local boy carries a bucket of Nile perch caught in Lake Albert.

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Locals catch Nile perch and carry water from Lake Albert.

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Locals dry carpenter fish in the sun to sell as animal feed.

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Locals carry bucket loads of tiny carpenter fish from Lake Albert.

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A forklift loads walnut logs into a trailer on a far. Walnut logs being loaded at the Ceresco farm.

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A zookeeper holds a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A zookeeper prepares a blue and yellow macaw (Ara ararauna) for a photo shoot at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Common starlings pick for food in the garbage in the landfill in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Common starlings pick for food in the garbage in the landfill in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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The Auckland Civic Theatre in downtown Auckland, New Zealand.

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A Spirotherm, a device used to filter the water in the system, at a utlities plant, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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San Cristobal Island at sunset, part of the Galapagos Islands.

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