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Bird Watchers at Bayou De View in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

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Dr. Gail Hearn walks through the jungle of Bioko island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A Bioko leaf-tailed gecko (Hemidactylus biokoensis) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A fireball lily (Scadoxus cinnabarinus) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A flower (Rothmannia sp.) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A giant crab spider (Olios fasciculatus) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A nest of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered baby leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) hatch along the beach on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened yellow-blotched map turtle (Graptemys flavimaculata) at the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego, California.

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A man and woman react with surprise to the speed of the slingshot ride at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Portrait of an eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at the San Francisco State University.

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A marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, Ecuador. (IUCN: EN)

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A care taker holds up a specimen of Gastrotheca pseutes at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica in Quito, Ecuador. (IUCN: EN)

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Portraits of Hyloscirtus pantostictus at a captive breeding at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica in Quito, Ecuador. This is an endangered frog. This is the only one in captivity and it could be extinct in the wild. (IUCN: EN)

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Oophaga sylvatica, the “little devil poison frog” at a captive breeding facility at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Quito, Ecuador. The species is being heavily affected by habitat loss.

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Ceratophrys stolzmanni, the Pacific horned frog, an endemic burrowing species at the captive breeding facility in Quito, Ecuador. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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Extinct species of amphibians at Pontificia Universidad Catòlica in Quito, Ecuador. Many have gone extinct in the last decade or less.

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A rare male Atelopus frog is swabbed for chytrid fungus by a scientist near Limon, Ecuador.

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Pristimantis sp. photographed at Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador.

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A federally endangered woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou).

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

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened polar bear (Ursus maritimus) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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

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

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis). This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.

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A Delhi Sands flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis) at an eight-acre hospital preserve. Biologists guess that the insect numbers fewer than 1,000 individuals over the last 500 acres of Delhi Sands dune ecosystem. It is the only fly to be federally listed. (US: Endangered)

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered captive Catalina Island fox (Urocyon littoralis catalinae) named Tachi at Quail Valley Fox Clinic on Catalina Island, CA. This animal is the last captive left over from a breeding program designed to save the species that took place from 2001-2004. A hand-raised animal, it is now used for education. Biologists estimate just over 500 of these foxes live on Catalina Island, California. This animal is a subspecies of the Channel Island fox.

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Palos Verdes blue butterflies (Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis) at the McGuire Center, Gainesville, Florida.

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Sara the whooping crane (Grus americana), an educational bird at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. (US: Endangered; IUCN: Endangered)

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni) at the Detroit Zoo.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened Chiricahua leopard frogs (Lithobates chiricahuensis) at the Phoenix Zoo, Phoenix, Arizona.

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Yellowfin madtoms (Noturus flavipinnis) a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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