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A federally threatened ringed map turtle, Graptemys oculifera, at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

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A chocolate cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA.

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A chocolate cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA.

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A smooth lumpfish (Cyclopteropsis jordani) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA.

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A smooth lumpfish (Cyclopteropsis jordani) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA.

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A smooth lumpfish (Cyclopteropsis jordani) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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Gigi, a two-week-old Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, IA. She is being hand-raised for the first couple months because her mom wouldn’t nurse her. Gigi will be re-integrated into the rest of the troop by the time she’s four-months-old.

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An Eastern ribbon snake or common ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An Eastern ribbon snake or common ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An Eastern ribbon snake or common ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sauritus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A lesser siren (Siren intermedia texana) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A lesser siren (Siren intermedia texana) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A lesser siren (Siren intermedia texana) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A lesser siren (Siren intermedia texana) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A sunflower sea star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Ochre sea stars (Pisaster ochraceus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An unknown species of sea star at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A sharp-nosed crab (Scyra acutifrons) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Two Red rain frogs also known as Malagasy rainbow frogs (Scaphiophryne gottlebei) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Two Speke’s hinge-back tortoises (Kinixys spekii) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An endangered Black mountain tortoise or Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys phayrei) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Two broad-headed skinks (Plestiodon laticeps) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A mated pair of six-banded armadillos (Euphractus sexcinctus) named Dilla (bigger) and Marty at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A mated pair of six-banded armadillos (Euphractus sexcinctus) named Dilla (bigger) and Marty at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A mated pair of six-banded armadillos (Euphractus sexcinctus) named Dilla (bigger) and Marty at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A mated pair of six-banded armadillos (Euphractus sexcinctus) named Dilla (bigger) and Marty at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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