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An endangered cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A female golden-handed tamarin (Ceguinus midas) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL.

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An endangered cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A vulnerable Goeldi’s marmoset (Callimico goeldii) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A vulnerable Goeldi’s marmoset (Callimico goeldii) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) at the Miller Park Zoo. These frogs sit completely still all day long and blend in with the surrounding leaves. They have the ability to change the green tint of their skin to make it harder for predators to see them.

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Two-spotted assassin bug (Platymeris biguttatus) at the Miller Park Zoo. These bugs catch their prey with their feet and stab it with their proboscis. They then inject a venom which turns their insides to goo and they then suck it out.

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Two-spotted assassin bug (Platymeris biguttatus) at the Miller Park Zoo. These bugs catch their prey with their feet and stab it with their proboscis. They then inject a venom which turns their insides to goo and they then suck it out.

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Peruvian green and gold millipede (Orthoporus sp.) at the Miller Park Zoo. Millipede is Greek for “a thousand legs”, although they have more like 200. These animals are decomposers in the wild.

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Peruvian green and gold millipede (Orthoporus sp.) at the Miller Park Zoo. Millipede is Greek for “a thousand legs”, although they have more like 200. These animals are decomposers in the wild.

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Peruvian green and gold millipede (Orthoporus sp.) at the Miller Park Zoo. Millipede is Greek for “a thousand legs”, although they have more like 200. These animals are decomposers in the wild.

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A critically endangered common piping guan (Aburria pipile) named Cookie at the Miller Park Zoo. She likes to play with shoelaces or jewelry. Occasionally she will fly and try to land on people.

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A critically endangered common piping guan (Aburria pipile) named Cookie at the Miller Park Zoo. She likes to play with shoelaces or jewelry. Occasionally she will fly and try to land on people.

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A critically endangered common piping guan (Aburria pipile) named Cookie at the Miller Park Zoo. She likes to play with shoelaces or jewelry. Occasionally she will fly and try to land on people.

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White-tailed trogon (Trogon viridis) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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White-tailed trogon (Trogon viridis) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A critically endangered common piping guan (Aburria pipile) named Cookie at the Miller Park Zoo. She likes to play with shoelaces or jewelry. Occasionally she will fly and try to land on people.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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A Bobcat (Lynx rufus) named Keta at the Miller Park Zoo.
Keta was a former pet before she came to the Zoo with her companion in 1999. Both adjusted to Zoo life very well, but in 2009 Keta lost her exhibit mate. Since then she has become very close with her keepers. She enjoys climbing and playing with anything that has a scent.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) named Rilu at the Miller Park Zoo. He likes to play hide and seek with his keepers every night during closing, and is very protective of his exhibit mate.

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Columbian slider (Trachemys scripta callirostris)
at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Columbian slider (Trachemys scripta callirostris)
at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Columbian slider (Trachemys scripta callirostris) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) at the Miller Park Zoo. These frogs sit completely still all day long and blend in with the surrounding leaves. They have the ability to change the green tint of their skin to make it harder for predators to see them.

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Asiatic black-spined toad (Bufo melanostictus) at the Miller Park Zoo. These toads are common to the Indian subcontinent, where they wait under street lights to catch insects.

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Asiatic black-spined toad (Bufo melanostictus) at the Miller Park Zoo. These toads are common to the Indian subcontinent, where they wait under street lights to catch insects.

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Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) at the Miller Park Zoo. These frogs sit completely still all day long and blend in with the surrounding leaves. They have the ability to change the green tint of their skin to make it harder for predators to see them.

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Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) at the Miller Park Zoo. These frogs sit completely still all day long and blend in with the surrounding leaves. They have the ability to change the green tint of their skin to make it harder for predators to see them.

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Asiatic black-spined toad (Bufo melanostictus) at the Miller Park Zoo. These toads are common to the Indian subcontinent, where they wait under street lights to catch insects.

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Rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Rusty-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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