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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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A federally endangered woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou).

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

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

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

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Fringed campion flowers (Silene polypetala), a federally endangered plant native to hardwood forests of Georgia and Florida. (US: Endangered)

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A St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis), a federally endangered rodent, in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development. (US: Endangered)

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Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) at the North Carolina Zoo. (US: Endangered; IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) at the Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, South Carolina.

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Portraits of “Orange”, the last dusky seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus nigriscens). This species went extinct in 1987, after their last habitats in northeast Florida were ruined by man, from the construction of an expressway to mosquito spraying. This bird is kept in a vial of alcohol in the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darter (Etheostoma wapiti) at the Conservation Fisheries, Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A federally endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) at the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium.

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A bus overloads a fragile bridge on the Transpantaniera highway in Brazil.

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Manchado, a Mexican spotted owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) at The Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.

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Two male Attwater’s prairie-chickens fight for dominance and position at The Nature Conservancy’s Texas City Prairie Preserve. Though fights are common, the birds are seldom injured. The strongest males usually end up in the center of the booming ground, displaying and squabbling constantly with other males in case a female flies in to select a mate.

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Ornate horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Two supervisors at the Federal Reserve in Boston each hold a stack of $100 bills, totaling in one million dollars and 22 pounds.

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Cattle being driven off of BLM land in the fall near Leadore, Idaho.

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An Aymara family (indigenous) in the Chilean high Andes.

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The way west; the Alpine oil field spreads out into the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. This huge expanse of critical wetland has just been opened to drilling by the Bush Administration even though most of the waterfowl in North America use the area as critical nesting grounds.

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Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, and federally threatened)

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Critically endangered (IUCN) lemur leaf frogs (Hylomantis lemur), from the Panama, population, at Zoo Atlanta. This male and female frog are in amplexus, a state in which the male latches onto the female prior to egg laying and fertilization.

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A large sage grouse lek of 69 birds in Pinedale, Wyoming. Although this Big Sandy Recreation Area is still intact and pristine, no one can say for how long, as it has been targeted for drilling.

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Restoration architect Mike Rindone on The Sower, a sculpture atop the Nebraska state capitol building in Lincoln. The sculpture and building were restored in 2001.

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A Norhayati’s flying frog (Rhacophorus norhayatii) from a private collection.

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European fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra bernardezi) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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