A Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. This adult bird was hatched here last year.
This bird is part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered species, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.
A male black-throated monitor (Varanus albigularis microstictus) named Vulture, at Cub Creek Science Camp in Rolla, MO. Cub Creek Science Camp is a science summer camp located in central Missouri. Children from all over the world come here to learn about the Earth’s creatures and to gain an appreciation for science and nature.
A Peru mushroom tongue salamander (Bolitoglossa peruviana) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Yasuni, Orellana Province, Ecuador. Built to look like a twig, this animal is arboreal.