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Portraits of ‘Orange’, the last dusky seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens). This species went extinct in 1987, after their last habitats in northeast Florida were ruined by man, from the construction of an expressway to mosquito spraying. The bird, along with ‘blue’ another one of the last to die, are kept in vials of alcohol in the Natural History Museum at Florida State University.

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Portraits of ‘Orange’, the last dusky seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus nigrescens). This species went extinct in 1987, after their last habitats in northeast Florida were ruined by man, from the construction of an expressway to mosquito spraying. The bird, along with ‘blue’ another one of the last to die, are kept in vials of alcohol in the Natural History Museum at Florida State University.

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A marine otter (Lontra felina peruviensis) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. Marine otters are listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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The eye of a Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Rio Mayo titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.

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A Rio Mayo titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.

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A Rio Mayo titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.

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A marine otter (Lontra felina peruviensis) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. Marine otters are listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A red uakari monkey (Cacajao calvus ucayalii) at the LA Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list.

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An American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) at St. Louis Zoo.

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A federally threatened grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at Sedgwick County Zoo.

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A hatchling leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) crawls along the beach toward the ocean on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)

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A golden poison dart frog (Phyllobates terribilis) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.

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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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