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A US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee searches for the Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) near Austin, Nevada.

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A Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) from the Toiyabe subpopulation near Austin, Nevada.

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A Northern leopard frog (Lithobates pipiens) at Cross Lake, Minnesota.

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A six-day-old Malayan tapir, Tapirus indicus, at the Minnesota Zoo. This species is listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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A southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A vulnerable Parker’s snake-necked turtle (Chelodina parkeri).

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A red river hog (Potamochoerus porcus) named Sir Francis Bacon at the Cincinnati Zoo. This was a hand-raised and very friendly program animal. He was hungry the entire time and posed easily as long as the yams didn’t run out.

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A giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta. This endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered species is native to China.

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A vulnerable reticulated giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis reticulata) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure near Salina, Kansas.

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A critically endangered Javan green magpie (Cissa thalassina) at Taman Safari.

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A critically endangered Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) at Night Safari, part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

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A critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum (Gymnobelideus leadbeateri) at Healesville Sanctuary.

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A vulnerable Siamese fighting fish or betta (Betta splendens) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Horsfield’s tarsier (Cephalopachus bancanus borneanus) at Taman Safari. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A long-eared owl (Asio otus otus) at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.

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An Australian masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae), from a Private Collection in Australia.

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An Australian masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae), from a Private Collection in Australia.

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An Australian masked owl (Tyto novaehollandiae), from a Private Collection in Australia.

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A noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula) at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.

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A Leisler’s bat (Nyctalus leisleri) at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.

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A noctule bat (Nyctalus noctula) at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.

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A straw-colored fruit bat (Eidolon helvum) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A little forest bat (Vespadelus vulturnus) from a private collection in Australia.

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A Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) at Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue.

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A serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.

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An Angolan fruit bat (Lissonycteris angolensis) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A North American beaver (Castor canadensis) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.

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A North American beaver (Castor canadensis) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.

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