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A critically endangered Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered baby juvenile northern spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides brygooi) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Critically endangered baby and adult northern spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides brygooi) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered juvenile northern spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides brygooi) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Critically endangered baby and adult northern spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides brygooi) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered male addra gazelle (Nanger dama ruficollis) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A critically endangered male addra gazelle (Nanger dama ruficollis) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Two endangered ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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An endangered ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Two endangered ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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A federally endangered three-year-old cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) named Hasari, at White Oak Conservation Center.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) named Rilu at the Miller Park Zoo. He likes to play hide and seek with his keepers every night during closing, and is very protective of his exhibit mate.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered five-month-old Sumatran tiger cubs (Panthera tigris sumatrae) at Zoo Atlanta.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered five-month-old Sumatran tiger cubs (Panthera tigris sumatrae) at Zoo Atlanta.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered female Sumatran tiger and her five-month-old cub (Panthera tigris sumatrae) at Zoo Atlanta.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) named ‘Usi’ from the Omaha Zoo.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally-endangered clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa) at the Houston Zoo. The population trend of the clouded leopard is decreasing with less than 10,000 in the wild.

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Hasari, a federally endangered three-year-old cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at White Oak Conservation Center.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A federally endangered jaguar, Panthera onca, at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A federally endangered jaguar, Panthera onca, at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A federally endangered jaguar, Panthera onca, at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A federally endangered jaguar, Panthera onca, at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A federally endangered Asiatic golden cat (Catopuma temminckii) at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, Assam, India. This cat was melanistic (black in color).

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered male Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India. This animal was named Ambar, which means ‘Sky’ in Hindi.

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A federally endangered, American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered female eastern black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) named Imara at the Great Plains Zoo.

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A federally endangered timber wolf (Canis lupus) named Kenai at the New York State Zoo.

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An endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Solange, a federally endangered female pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis). She was born in May of 2007. She is 81.5% Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, and the rest is the Idaho race. Since there are no male Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits left, this means only animals intercrossed with the Idaho race will survive.

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An endangered, male Okinawa black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda japonica) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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