A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus).
A rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) at the Columbus Zoo.
Portrait of a white pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) photographed with the Wildlife Rescue Team in Nebraska.
A northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.
A studio portrait of an American lobster, Homarus americanus.
A female fringe-lipped bat (Trachops cirrhosus) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.
Bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India.
A critically endangered brown spider monkey, Ateles hybridus, at Parque Jaime Duque in Colombia.
An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) at the Houston Zoo.
Milkweed in a pasture at a farm near Bennet, Nebraska.
A female bison named Mary Ann at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Moellendorf’s ratsnake (Orthiophis moellendorffi) at the Plzen Zoo.
Dione ratsnake (Elaphe dione) at the Plzen Zoo.
A juvenile red-flanked duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus) at the LA Zoo.
Endangered Calamian deer (Hyelaphus calamianensis) at the LA Zoo.
An endangered Calamian deer (Hyelaphus calamianensis) at the LA Zoo.
A vulnerable, baby Gray’s monitor (Varanus olivaceus) at the LA Zoo. This is the first time a large group of this species has been hatched and raised in captivity.
Cape cobra (Naja nivea) at the LA Zoo.
A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) at the Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Lucknow, India. There are fewer than 1,000 of this species left in the wild.
An endangered brow-antlered deer (Rucervus eldii) named ‘Blitzen’ at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.
Chinese hwamei or melodious laughingthrush (Garrulax canorus canorus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
Malayan krait or blue krait (Bungarus candidus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Drop for drop, the venom of this snake is among the deadliest in the world.
An elderly man works in a sawmill.
Onate bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis) at the Budapest Zoo.
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