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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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A silver orb weaver (Argiope argentata) 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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A Ganzhorn’s mouse-lemur (Microcebus ganzhorni) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Linda’s treefrog (Hyloscirtus lindae) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Papallacta.

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A marsupial frog (Gastrotheca sp.) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Loja, Ecuador.

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A rana Mono Amazónica (Agalychnis hulli) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Zamora Chinchipe, Reserva Natural Maycu.

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A glass frog (Nymphargus sp. nov. “orense”) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from El Oro.

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A Santa Cecilia cochran frog (Teratohyla midas) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Morona Santiago, Puerto Morona.

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A Rio Coca cochran frog (Nymphargus siren) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Sucumbios, Gonzalo Pizarro.

This species is listed as Vulnerable according to the IUCN Red List.

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A Spix’s horned treefrog (Hemiphractus scutatus) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Morona Santiago Province, near town of Taisha, Ecuador.

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An executioner frog (Dendropsophus carnifex) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Mindo, Ecuador.

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An endangered, male great-billed seed finch (Sporophila maximiliani maximiliani) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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An endangered, male great-billed seed finch (Sporophila maximiliani maximiliani) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A male, Harris’s hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus unicinctus) at Zoologico de Quito.

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An olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) at Zoologico de Quito.

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A pair of California Valley quail (Callipepla californica californica) from a private collection. Male has bigger crest and more color while female is more solid brown.

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Two females and a male ultramarine grosbeak (Cyanoloxia brissonii sterea) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A male lined seedeater (Sporophila lineola) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A white-tailed hawk (Geranoaetus albicaudatus colonus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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An orange-spined hairy dwarf porcupine (Coendou spinosus) explores the studio set up and camera at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A lesser yellow-headed vulture (Cathartes burrovianus) at Tierpark Berlin.

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A female El Tambo marsupial frog (Gastrotheca elicioi) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal was originally from Ona, Ecuador. Locality is Loja, Ecuador. Collected in lowlands. The females of this species have a pouch on their backs for brooding young.

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A Colorado foam-nest frog (Engystomops coloradorum) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal was originally from Sapo-Parque La Florida, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Province, Ecuador.

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An endangered female gray-bellied marsupial frog (Gastrotheca litonedis) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Busa Lagoon, Azuay Province, Ecuador. This species is threatened by habitat loss.

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A ranger marsupial frog (Gastrotheca orophylax) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador. This animal is originally from Santa Barbara, Sucumbios Province, Ecuador. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. The population is affected due to habitat destruction, such as agriculture, pesticide use, pine and eucalyptus forest plantations. Like all members of the Gastrotheca genus, females of this species have a pouch on their backs from which fully developed froglets emerge.

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