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Six Panacea fiddler crab (Uca panacea) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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A female Western tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.

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A Chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A hairy frog (Trichobatrachus robustus) from a private collection.

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A porcelain anemone crab (Neopetrolisthes oshimai) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

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A Wilson’s warbler (Cardellina pusilla) at the Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota.

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A male scarlet tanager (Piranga olivacea) at the Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota.

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An oreo spider (Cyclocosmia latusicosta) from a private collection. The members of this genus are living fossils. Its abdomen ends with a strong disc of reinforced ribs and grooves, it uses this hardened disc to defend its burrow from intruders.

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A bumblebee tarantula (Neoholothele fasciaaurinigra) from a private collection.

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A Western spotted dove (Streptopelia suratensis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Western spotted dove (Streptopelia suratensis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A female Egyptian desert cockroach (Polyphaga aegyptiaca) at Prague Zoo.

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An Iraqi spiny-tailed lizard (Saara loricata) at Prague Zoo. This is the male. It can use its thick tail as a form of defense. It spends most of the year underground and is only active during the spring.

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A female yellow warbler (Setophaga petechia aestiva) at Rum River Central Park.

This bird was caught and banded as part of a nation-wide study of birds called MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations.

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A female hairy woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus villosus) wild caught at Rum River Central Park.

This bird was caught and banded as part of a nation-wide study of birds called MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) coordinated by the Institute for Bird Populations.

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A male and a female lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) at the Prague Zoo.

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A male lesser kestrel (Falco naumanni) at the Prague Zoo.

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A common linnet (Linaria cannabina) at the Prague Zoo.

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A barred laughingthrush (Garrulax lunulatus) at the Prague Zoo.

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A bar-backed partridge (Arborophila brunneopectus) at the Prague Zoo.

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A female short-billed honeycreeper (Cyanerpes nitidus) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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A red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris fuscoater) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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A silver orb weaver (Argiope argentata) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A red rubber frog (Phrynomantis microps) at a private collection.

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An unidentified cricket species (Grillidea family) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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An unidentified ground beetle (Carabidea family) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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A Anzamala Madagascar swift (Oplurus fierinensis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Merlin’s dwarf grey frog (Pseudhymenochirus merlini) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A siren poison dart frog (Ranitomeya sirensis) at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, GA.

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An acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus bairdi) at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. This bird’s name is Narwhal.

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A striped owl (Asio clamator midas) at BioParque do Rio.

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A pale-faced bat (Phylloderma stenops) at BioParque do Rio.

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A pale-faced bat (Phylloderma stenops) at BioParque do Rio.

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