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An endangered cotton-top tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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A nearly 100 year old male Galapagos tortoises (Chelonoidis vicina) at the Gladys Porter Zoo.

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A two-month old, federally endangered jaguar cub (Panthera onca) named Teiku at the Parque Zoologico Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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An endangered Indian narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra indica) at the Kukrail Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in Lucknow, India.

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An endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) from the Buffalo Zoo.

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Two lounging polar bears (Ursus maritimus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) at Great Plains Zoo.

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An Attwater’s prairie chick surrounded by wildflowers.

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A rare Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon corais couperi, at Toledo Zoo.

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A federally threatened koala (phascolarctos cinereus) at a wildlife sanctuary in Healesville, Victoria, Australia.

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A hand-raised koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Dreamworld in Queensland, Australia.

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A half-day-old hatchling leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) from Bioko Island. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A half-day-old hatchling leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) from Bioko Island. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A critically endangered addax (Addax nasomaculatus) at the Denver Zoo.

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A critically endangered addax (Addax nasomaculatus) at the Denver Zoo.

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A critically endangered addax (Addax nasomaculatus) at the Denver Zoo.

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A blue ridge coral (Heliopora coerulea) at the Butterfly Pavilion. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A blue ridge coral (Heliopora coerulea) at the Butterfly Pavilion. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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Juvenile Carolina madtoms (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected as eggs in the Tar River drainage of North Carolina. These fish are less than one year old, and have very different markings than adult Carolina madtoms.

This species depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on lots of mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on lots of mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on lots of mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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A citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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An endangered whitefin or whiteseam fighting fish (Betta albimarginata) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An endangered whitefin or whiteseam fighting fish (Betta albimarginata) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A yellow-backed ornamental tarantula, Poecilotheria smithi, from a private collection. This species, native to India, is now extinct in the wild.

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A yellow-backed ornamental tarantula, Poecilotheria smithi, from a private collection. This species, native to India, is now extinct in the wild.

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