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A Vietnamese white cloud minnow (Tanichthys micagemmae) photographed at Zoo Plzen. This animal was originally from Vietnam.

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A Vietnamese white cloud minnow (Tanichthys micagemmae) photographed at Zoo Plzen. This animal was originally from Vietnam.

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A Percival’s legless skink (Acontias percivali) at Prague Zoo. This species lives underground in Tanzania, but it full range remains undetermined.

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A Percival’s legless skink (Acontias percivali) at Prague Zoo. This species lives underground in Tanzania, but it full range remains undetermined.

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A Percival’s legless skink (Acontias percivali) at Prague Zoo. This species lives underground in Tanzania, but it full range remains undetermined.

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An African rainbow crab (Cardisoma armatum) at Petra Aqua.

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An African rainbow crab (Cardisoma armatum) at Petra Aqua.

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An African rainbow crab (Cardisoma armatum) at Petra Aqua.

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A red rat snake (Elaphe porphyracea coxi) at Petra Aqua.

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A red rat snake (Elaphe porphyracea coxi) at Petra Aqua.

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An Eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius eximius) at Zoo Plzeň.

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An Eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius eximius) at Zoo Plzeň.

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A Eurasian goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis frigoris) at Zoo Plzeň.

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A Eurasian goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis frigoris) at Zoo Plzeň.

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An Eurasian goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis frigoris) at Zoo Plzeň.

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A grey-headed goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis subulata) at Zoo Plzeň.

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A grey-headed goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis subulata) at Zoo Plzeň.

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Two endangered Milos vipers (Macrovipera schweizeri) at Zoo Plzeň. These snakes are from the Greek Island of Milos. Two color morphs, red and gray, are shown.

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Two endangered Milos vipers (Macrovipera schweizeri) at Zoo Plzeň. These snakes are from the Greek Island of Milos. Two color morphs, red and gray, are shown.

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A red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana) at the Prague Zoo.

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A red-cowled cardinal (Paroaria dominicana) at the Prague Zoo.

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

This individual is “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 southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “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 southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

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

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

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

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

In many frames, they are shown “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 Southern kelp crab (Taliepus nuttallii) at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.

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A Southern kelp crab (Taliepus nuttallii) at California Science Center in Los Angeles, California.

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An unidentified shield bug (Eurydema sp.) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) at Tracy Aviary.

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