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A Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus fuscus) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus fuscus) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An African moon moth (Argema mimosae) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An atlas moth (Attacus atlas) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An atlas moth (Attacus atlas) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A big blue octopus or day octopus (Octopus cyanea) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A big blue octopus or day octopus (Octopus cyanea) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An East African egg-eating snake (Dasypeltis medici) at Prague Zoo. This species lives along the coastal forests of eastern Africa and eats nothing but bird eggs. This means it is able to feed heavily during the bird nesting season of two to three months, then often will go without eating for the rest of the year until the birds nest again.

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An East African egg-eating snake (Dasypeltis medici) at Prague Zoo. This species lives along the coastal forests of eastern Africa and eats nothing but bird eggs. This means it is able to feed heavily during the bird nesting season of two to three months, then often will go without eating for the rest of the year until the birds nest again.

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A secret toad-headed agama (Phrynocephalus mystaceus mystaceus) at Prague Zoo. It has cheek flaps that it can extend out the sides of its head to make its mouth look wider, scaring off some predators.

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A secret toad-headed agama (Phrynocephalus mystaceus mystaceus) at Prague Zoo. It has cheek flaps that it can extend out the sides of its head to make its mouth look wider, scaring off some predators.

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A secret toad-headed agama (Phrynocephalus mystaceus mystaceus) at Prague Zoo. It has cheek flaps that it can extend out the sides of its head to make its mouth look wider, scaring off some predators.

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A secret toad-headed agama (Phrynocephalus mystaceus mystaceus) at Prague Zoo. It has cheek flaps that it can extend out the sides of its head to make its mouth look wider, scaring off some predators.

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An East African clawed gecko (Holodactylus africanus) at Prague Zoo. This species eats mainly termites, the energy from which ends up being stored as fat in its tail. The Prague Zoo claims to have had the first documented captive breeding of this species.

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An East African clawed gecko (Holodactylus africanus) at Prague Zoo. This species eats mainly termites, the energy from which ends up being stored as fat in its tail. The Prague Zoo claims to have had the first documented captive breeding of this species.

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A decorator crab (Camposcia retusa) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A spider decorator crab (Camposcia retusa) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) at Zoologico de Quito.

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An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

This is a juvenile female. She had severe growth deformities due to poor nutrition as she was being reared as a pet by a citizen here. Her mother was likely killed so that she could be sold into the pet trade.

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An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

This is a juvenile female. She had severe growth deformities due to poor nutrition as she was being reared as a pet by a citizen here. Her mother was likely killed so that she could be sold into the pet trade.

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An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

This is a juvenile female. She had severe growth deformities due to poor nutrition as she was being reared as a pet by a citizen here. Her mother was likely killed so that she could be sold into the pet trade.

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An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

This is a juvenile female. She had severe growth deformities due to poor nutrition as she was being reared as a pet by a citizen here. Her mother was likely killed so that she could be sold into the pet trade.

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Two juvenile common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

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A male golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) at Tierpark Berlin. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) at Tierpark Berlin. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male golden takin (Budorcas taxicolor bedfordi) at Tierpark Berlin. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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