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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A young man recovers after going through chemotherapy.

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A young man recovers after going through chemotherapy.

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A koala named ‘Poseidon’, recovers at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital from a dog attack.

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A woman soothes Whistler, a koala who was blinded by an allergic reaction to an anesthetic.

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Koalas recuperate at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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An anesthetized koala is carried back from the X-Ray room.

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A koala with a walking disability is evaluated on the move by zoo veterinarians.

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A veterinarian checks the conjunctivitis in a sick koala at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A nurse treats an animal with cystitis at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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The paw of a sick koala rests against the hand of a woman at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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An injured koala at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Koalas recuperate at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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A 19 year old boy comes down off of a chemo treatment for cancer.

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Dr. Amber Gillett waits with Stozzy, a young female koala recovering from surgery, at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Stozzy had been hit by a car, a common injury among koalas.

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Harley the koala gets his cast trimmed by Vicky Toomey at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Harley was hit by a car, and his caretakers say he’s lucky to be alive.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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Joel Sartore prepares to photograph El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). With fewer than 100 individuals left on Earth, this species is as close to extinction as you can get. This animal was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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An entomologist scouts for El Segundo flower-loving fly (Rhaphiomidas terminatus terminatus). This insect was thought to be extinct since the end of the 1960s but a small remnant population of less than 100 individuals was discovered in the early 2000s.

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