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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A red uakari monkey (Cacajao calvus ucayalii) at the LA Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list.

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A long-armed scarab beetle (Euchirus dupontianus)
at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A long-armed scarab beetle (Euchirus dupontianus)
at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus haematodus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. In the jungle, people use this species to suture wounds using it’s huge front jaws.

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A trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus haematodus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. In the jungle, people use this species to suture wounds using it’s huge front jaws.

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A porcupine crab (Paralomis hystrix) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A porcupine crab (Paralomis hystrix) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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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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A European common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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A European common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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An oreo spider (Cyclocosmia latusicosta) from a private collection. The members of this genus are living fossils. Its abdomen ends with a strong disc of reinforced ribs and grooves, it uses this hardened disc to defend its burrow from intruders.

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An oreo spider (Cyclocosmia latusicosta) from a private collection. The members of this genus are living fossils. Its abdomen ends with a strong disc of reinforced ribs and grooves, it uses this hardened disc to defend its burrow from intruders.

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A female Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex) at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research site, near Nederland, CO. This research site is funded by the National Science Foundation. The female has the long ovipositor coming out the back of her.

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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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