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A Chilean slender snake (Tachymenis chilensis) at Unidad de Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre.

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A Pueblan milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A Pueblan milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A Pueblan milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A Pueblan milk snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli) at the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) at Gulfport, MS. This animal is part of their public education area.

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A long-tailed snake (Philodryas chamissonis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A long-tailed snake (Philodryas chamissonis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A long-tailed snake (Philodryas chamissonis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.

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A South American yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile. This species is listed a vulnerable bu IUCN.

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A South American yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile. This species is listed a vulnerable bu IUCN.

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

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

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

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

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An endangered hatchling green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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An endangered hatchling green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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An endangered hatchling green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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A female white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A pair of white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
The male is larger and more brown, on left. Female is smaller and lighter in color.
This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A pair of white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
The male is larger and more brown, on left. Female is smaller and lighter in color.
This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A pair of white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
The male is larger and more brown, on left. Female is smaller and lighter in color.
This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A female white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A male white-eyed giant leaf-tailed gecko
(Uroplatus giganteus) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A northern leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus alluaudi) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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A northern leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus alluaudi) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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A western pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius streckeri) at the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve near Connerville, OK.

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A western pygmy rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius streckeri) at the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve near Connerville, OK.

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A leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sameiti) from private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like moss and lichen on the trunks of tropical trees. The dermal fringe (the tassels around the edges) allows them to blend in so well that even their shadows are broken up by it.

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A leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sameiti) from private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like moss and lichen on the trunks of tropical trees. The dermal fringe (the tassels around the edges) allows them to blend in so well that even their shadows are broken up by it.

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A leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sameiti) from private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like moss and lichen on the trunks of tropical trees. The dermal fringe (the tassels around the edges) allows them to blend in so well that even their shadows are broken up by it.

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A leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sameiti) from private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like moss and lichen on the trunks of tropical trees. The dermal fringe (the tassels around the edges) allows them to blend in so well that even their shadows are broken up by it.

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A spearpoint leaf-tail gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui) from a private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like a dead leaf that’s been chewed on by insects.
This species is listed a vulnerable by IUCN.

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A spearpoint leaf-tail gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui) from a private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like a dead leaf that’s been chewed on by insects.
This species is listed a vulnerable by IUCN.

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A spearpoint leaf-tail gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui) from a private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like a dead leaf that’s been chewed on by insects.
This species is listed a vulnerable by IUCN.

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A spearpoint leaf-tail gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui) from a private collection. This species is camouflaged to look like a dead leaf that’s been chewed on by insects.
This species is listed a vulnerable by IUCN.

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