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Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at the Minnesota Zoo.

All were photographed under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 17967-01.

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Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at the Minnesota Zoo.

All were photographed under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 17967-01.

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Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at the Minnesota Zoo.

All were photographed under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 17967-01.

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Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at the Minnesota Zoo.

All were photographed under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 17967-01.

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Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at the Minnesota Zoo.

All were photographed under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 17967-01.

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Daurian Pika (Ochotona dauurica) at the Minnesota Zoo. This zoo has seven pika, all wild caught from Mongolia. No others are in the world’s zoos. This pika is #33.

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Daurian Pika (Ochotona dauurica) at the Minnesota Zoo. This zoo has seven pika, all wild caught from Mongolia. No others are in the world’s zoos. This pika is #33.

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Daurian pika (Ochotona dauurica) at the Minnesota Zoo. This zoo has seven pika, all wild caught from Mongolia. No others are in the world’s zoos. This pika is #33.

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Critically endangered Visayan warty pigs (Sus cebifrons) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Critically endangered Visayan warty pigs (Sus cebifrons) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A vulnerable Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A vulnerable Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) named Capers at the Minnesota Zoo. Capers was found orphaned on the Alaska coast line in Port Graham, AK, in May 2006.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened Northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) named Capers at the Minnesota Zoo. Capers was found orphaned on the Alaska coast line in Port Graham, AK, in May 2006.

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A federally endangered poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) at the Minnesota Zoo. There are only five adults in captivity, all at this zoo. There are just a few hundred left in the wild. Reason for its decline is still a mystery, but the catastrophic loss of prairie habitat due to farming/ethanol production are detrimental.

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A federally endangered poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) at the Minnesota Zoo. There are only five adults in captivity, all at this zoo. There are just a few hundred left in the wild. Reason for its decline is still a mystery, but the catastrophic loss of prairie habitat due to farming/ethanol production are detrimental.

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A federally endangered poweshiek skipperling (Oarisma poweshiek) at the Minnesota Zoo. There are only five adults in captivity, all at this zoo. There are just a few hundred left in the wild. Reason for its decline is still a mystery, but the catastrophic loss of prairie habitat due to farming/ethanol production are detrimental.

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A vulnerable, male Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) at the Minnesota Zoo. This once thriving butterfly species, has spiraled into a steep decline due to dwindling prairie habitats.

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A vulnerable, male Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) at the Minnesota Zoo. This once thriving butterfly species, has spiraled into a steep decline due to dwindling prairie habitats.

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Crossline skipper (Polites origenes) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Essex skipper (Thymelicus lineola) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A vulnerable, female Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) at the Minnesota Zoo. This once thriving butterfly species, has spiraled into a steep decline due to dwindling prairie habitats.

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A vulnerable, female Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) at the Minnesota Zoo. This once thriving butterfly species, has spiraled into a steep decline due to dwindling prairie habitats.

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An entomologist looks over the Dakota skipper (Hesperia dacotae) captive breeding area at the Minnesota Zoo. This butterfly species is in steep decline due to the lack of its natural prairie habitat.

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A partial albino red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A partial albino red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A partial albino red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A partial albino red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) named peanut at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) named peanut at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) named peanut at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita galerita) named peanut at the Minnesota Zoo.

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A black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) at the Minnesota Zoo.

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