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An illustration of a stream of water coming out of the mouth of a young boy.

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An Eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris collaris) at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, OK.

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Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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Red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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An American green anole or Carolina anole (Anolis carolinensis) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered male Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) named Lamydoc, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Lamydoc was born in 1963.

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Common dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A female gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), This fox was taken to St. Francis Wildlife Association, a wildlife rescue center near Quincy, Florida, after it had been hit by a car.

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A female gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), This fox was taken to St. Francis Wildlife Association, a wildlife rescue center near Quincy, Florida, after it had been hit by a car.

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A Marigold lorikeet (Trichoglossus capistratus) named Linguini at the Dallas Zoo.

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A near threatened Nicobar pigeon (Caloenas nicobarica) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska.

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An endangered big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum megacephalum) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An endangered big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum megacephalum) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An endangered big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum megacephalum) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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An endangered big-headed turtle (Platysternon megacephalum megacephalum) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Southeast Asian softshelled turtle (Amyda cartilaginea) a vulnerable species at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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A federally endangered jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) at Bear Creek Feline Center.

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A federally endangered jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) at Bear Creek Feline Center.

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A federally endangered jaguarundi (Puma yagouaroundi) at Bear Creek Feline Center.

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A Southern screamer (Chauna torquata) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, 21-year-old, lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) named Babu at the Cincinnati Zoo. These primates are kept in very few zoos now and are rarer in the wilds of India each year.

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A teenage girl, 16, yells at the camera, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This animal is five years old, and named Grom by the zoo staff. Grom means thunder in russian. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A zookeeper holds a vulnerable Madagascar velvet gecko (Blaesodactylus boivini) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) named Betty at the Omaha Zoo. Listed as endangered (IUCN)

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A pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) named Betty at the Omaha Zoo. Listed as endangered (IUCN)

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An endangered pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) named Betty at the Omaha Zoo.

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Quince’s monitor (Varanus melinus) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A federally endangered black phased jaguar (Panthera onca) at the Omaha Zoo.

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