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A critically endangered Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog (Ecnomiohyla rabborum) is projected onto the Vatican in an effort to raise awareness for the extinction crisis.

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Bryn, the federally endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis), sat for this portrait in 2007 at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. She was one of two female Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits left, the end of the line for this race of animals. Since there are no males left, this means only animals intercrossed with the Idaho race will survive. She died in 2008, marking the end of her genetic line. This subpopulation lost its sagebrush habitat as the land was developed for agriculture in the state of Washington.

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A China clam (Hippopus porcellanus) at Semirara Marine Hatchery Laboratory in the Philippines.

This species is considered to be the rarest species of clam

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A China clam (Hippopus porcellanus) at Semirara Marine Hatchery Laboratory in the Philippines.

This species is considered to be the rarest species of clam.

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This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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An endangered Javan warty pig (Sus verrucosus verrucosus) in Jakarta, Indonesia. This animal has been under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama, since it was rescued from the wild a month ago after losing a front foot in a poacher’s snare.

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A yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea parvula) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea parvula) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered yellow-crested cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea parvula) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered Siau Island tarsier (Tarsius tumpara) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered timor snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi timorensis) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered timor snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi timorensis) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered timor snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi timorensis) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A critically endangered timor snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi timorensis) at Ragunan Zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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An endangered Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) from Zoo Santo Inacio in Portugal.

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An endangered Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) from Zoo Santo Inacio in Portugal.

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An endangered Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) from Zoo Santo Inacio in Portugal.

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An endangered Philippine spotted deer (Rusa alfredi) at Zoo Santo Inacio in Portugal.

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An endangered Philippine spotted deer (Rusa alfredi) at Zoo Santo Inacio in Portugal.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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A critically endangered, female blue-knobbed curassow (Crax alberti) at the Houston Zoo.

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A critically endangered, female blue-knobbed curassow (Crax alberti) at the Houston Zoo.

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A male blue-knobbed curassow (Crax alberti) at the Houston Zoo. In the wild, this critically-endangered species is found only in Colombia but this individual was hatched in captivity and is quite tame. He likes to offer treats in his bill to his keepers and makes a squeaking vocalization until the keeper takes the ‘gift’.

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A male blue-knobbed curassow (Crax alberti) at the Houston Zoo. In the wild, this critically-endangered species is found only in Colombia but this individual was hatched in captivity and is quite tame. He likes to offer treats in his bill to his keepers and makes a squeaking vocalization until the keeper takes the ‘gift’.

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A vulnerable Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) from Parc des Oiseaux.

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A federally endangered Key Largo wood rat (Neotoma floridana smalli) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.

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A Bermuda diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). This may soon be designated as a separate subspecies or even a full species, and was photographed at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.

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