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Two women helping set up to photograph a rowi kiwi or Okarito kiwi (Apteryx rowi) at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand. This is the rarest of all the kiwi species with fewer than 400 animals remaining. This center is the place where they incubate eggs that are brought in from nests in the wild, increasing the chance of chick survival from 5 percent in the wild to 75 percent if the chick is raised in captivity and then released.

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Bald eagle chicks are fed with hand puppets through a series of holes in the Sutton Avian Research Center’s “chick lab.”

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Joel Sartore, in a “ghost costume,” in room #2 of the chick lab at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

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A bald eagle chick with its surrogate mother, a hand puppet resembling an adult bald eagle, at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The hand puppet is used extensively to get the chicks to feed during their first few weeks of life.

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An 18-day-old bald eagle chick at the Sutton Avian Research Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chicks are seven days old, they will never see nor hear their human hosts in order to keep the birds wild.

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A bald eagle chick is moved out of the chick lab and into a large barn nearby by workers wearing “ghost costumes” at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chick is seven days old, it will never see nor hear its human host in order to keep the bird wild.

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A bald eagle chick is weighed by workers wearing “ghost costumes” at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chick is seven days old, it will never see nor hear its human host in order to keep the bird wild.

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A bald eagle chick is weighed by workers wearing “ghost costumes” at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chick is seven days old, it will never see nor hear its human host in order to keep the bird wild.

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A bald eagle chick is weighed by workers wearing “ghost costumes” at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chick is seven days old, it will never see nor hear its human host in order to keep the bird wild.

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A bald eagle chick is weighed by workers wearing “ghost costumes” at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act. After the chick is seven days old, it will never see nor hear its human host in order to keep the bird wild.

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A bald eagle chick is fed by a hand puppet at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act.

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A bald eagle chick is fed by a hand puppet at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s incubation room near Bartlesville, OK. This chick was hatched in captivity as part of the Bald Eagle Recovery Act.

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