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The endangered black-footed ferret was saved from extinction through captive breeding programs.

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The endangered Florida Key deer’s cause wasn’t helped when developers found a loophole and put a housing development inside the Florida Key Deer NWR. The deer are hit and killed by motorists faster than they can reproduce.

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A diver with the endangered Florida manatee near Crystal River, Florida.

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Biologists study the injuries of a manatee who was killed by a speedboat’s propellers.

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California gray whales (protected) at Laguna San Ignacio near Baja, Mexico.

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Endangered Florida panther caught in the wild with a cameratrap at the Florida Panther NWR near Naples, Florida. This panther is suffering from mange and ringworm as a result of inbreeding within the small population. Upon seeing the animal, biologists remarked on how good it looked compared to the last time they radio-collared it.

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A wild jaguar snarls over her meal in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. The wounds in her shoulder are from a fight with another cat.

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The San Diego coast horned lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum), not yet listed, but a species of special concern, in El Segundo, California.

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An orphaned peccary hovers near a worker at camp. It survived only a few days.

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Its wings held out by an assistant, a leaf-nosed bat (Phyllostomidae) screeches at the camera in Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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A caiman waits for the right moment to snap its jaws and catch a fish in a swollen river in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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Caiman crowd around a waterfall hoping for an easy meal at Caiman Ranch in Brazil’s Pantanal.

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A wild caiman in the water at Madidi National Park, Bolivia.

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Biologists hold out their arms so that they look bigger, inorder to discourage a large male Steller sea lion from charging them. (Near Ketchikan, AK.)

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A biologist looks down at the bones of a Steller sea lion in Vancouver Island’s Clayoquot Sound (British Columbia, Canada.)

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A gray fox hunts at dusk in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

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Spread out across the uplands of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, the Porcupine caribou herd grazes in the midnightsun. The coastal plain of ANWR has become a battleground in the war for drilling on the Slope.

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Caribou warily cross a road in the Kuparek oil field, part of greater Prudhoe Bay. Those in favor point out that remnants of wildlife can still be seen in heavily developed oil fields. Environmentalists point out that the area is now an extremely polluted industrial zone.

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Domestic reindeer being herded via helicopter on Nunivak Island, part of the Yukon Delta NWR.

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Overview of thousands of bull walrus crowding the beach at the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.

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