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A female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is released into 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 female, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is released into 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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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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A media team records a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) through a window 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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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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A media event which allowed the press to film three critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys kempii) which have been brought into the Audubon Nature Institute near New Orleans, Louisiana, after exposure to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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The coordinator of Balsa de los Sapos (Amphibian Ark) Initiative displays Atelopus ignescens, one of many extinct Atelopus species in the collection at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador in Quito.

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Students at North Carolina State University read the newspaper as part of a class assignment.

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Students at North Carolina State University read the newspaper as part of a class assignment.

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Students at North Carolina State University read the newspaper as part of a class assignment.

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Students at North Carolina State University read the newspaper as part of a class assignment.

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Students at North Carolina State University read the newspaper as part of a class assignment.

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