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A female North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum bruneri) at the Great Plains Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red wolf (Canis rufus gregoryi) at the Great Plains Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) wolverine (Gulo gulo luscus) named Stinky, a candidate species for federal protection.

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Masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginanus ridgwayi), a federally endangered species, at the Phoenix Zoo. (US: Endangered)

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Wild male Attwater’s prarie-chickens face off for the chance to breed with females at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve.

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A male Attwater’s prairie chicken booming at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve.

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A wild male Attwater’s prairie-chicken booming at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve.

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An Attwater’s prairie-chicken shakes off the rain near Texs City, Texas.

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A giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) in Brazil’s Pantanal region. (IUCN: vulnerable)

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Egrets feed in the marshy near Pouso Alegre ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Egrets and wood storks feed in the marshes of Brazil’s Pantanal, along the northern Transpantaniera Highway.

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Egrets and wood storks feed in the marshes of Brazil’s Pantanal, along the northern Transpantaniera Highway.

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A greater rhea (Rhea americana) runs through grassland in the Brazilian Pantanal, near Caiman Ranch. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A pantaniero (cowboy) ropes cattle on horseback at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal region.

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A piping plover (Charadrius melodus). (US: Endangered)

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A yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) at the Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

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A yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) at the Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

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A yellow-headed blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) at the Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

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A pileated woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) at a nest cavity near St. Charles, Arkansas.

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Vulnerable Pinyon jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This and other corvid species are studied to learn how cognition evolved, how animals use cognitive abilities to solve problems in nature and how cognitive abilities can affect the evolutionary process.

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Vulnerable Pinyon jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This and other corvid species are studied to learn how cognition evolved, how animals use cognitive abilities to solve problems in nature and how cognitive abilities can affect the evolutionary process.

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Two young girls practice their soccer skills atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, NE.

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Two young girls practice their soccer skills atop Holmes Lake Dam in Lincoln, NE.

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A father plays with his children right before bedtime.

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A father plays with his children right before bedtime.

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Sibilings eat dinnder in their suburban home in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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