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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at the Denver Zoo.

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A male downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville, Minnesota.

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A male downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville, Minnesota.

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A starlight Bristlenose (Ancistrus dolichopterus) at Singapore Zoo.

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A starlight Bristlenose (Ancistrus dolichopterus) at Singapore Zoo.

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A starlight Bristlenose (Ancistrus dolichopterus) at Singapore Zoo.

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A starlight Bristlenose (Ancistrus dolichopterus) at Singapore Zoo.

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A male blue-frosted banner (Catonophele numilia esite) in Gamboa, Panama.

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A male blue-frosted banner (Catonophele numilia esite) in Gamboa, Panama.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) at Himalyan Nature Park in Kufri, India.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) at Himalyan Nature Park in Kufri, India.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) at the Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri India.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered western tragopan (Tragopan melanocephalus) at the Himalayan Nature Park in Kufri India.

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Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammos stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammos stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammos stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammos stelleri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

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A white-eared catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides buccoides) at the Houston Zoo.

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A white-eared catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides buccoides) at the Houston Zoo.

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A white-eared catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides buccoides) at the Houston Zoo.

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A remote camera captures a leopard and a cape buffalo carcass.

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An Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. This kind of fish has light producing cells called photophores running up and down their sides. These are used to attract prey. The gold dots are reminiscent of a midshipman’s naval uniform, hence the name.

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An Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. This kind of fish has light producing cells called photophores running up and down their sides. These are used to attract prey. The gold dots are reminiscent of a midshipman’s naval uniform, hence the name.

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An Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. This kind of fish has light producing cells called photophores running up and down their sides. These are used to attract prey. The gold dots are reminiscent of a midshipman’s naval uniform, hence the name.

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An Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. This kind of fish has light producing cells called photophores running up and down their sides. These are used to attract prey. The gold dots are reminiscent of a midshipman’s naval uniform, hence the name.

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An Atlantic midshipman, Porichthys plectrodon, at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. This kind of fish has light producing cells called photophores running up and down their sides. These are used to attract prey. The gold dots are reminiscent of a midshipman’s naval uniform, hence the name.

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A white-eared catbird (Ailuroedus buccoides buccoides) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Tiger longwing butterfly (Heliconius hecale) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans.

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Rusty-spotted genet or Central African large-spotted genet (Genetta maculata) at the Miller Park Zoo.

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This bird earned questionable notoriety as a job buster. It is the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), listed as threatened in 1990; it w as expected to cause thousands of job losses by disrupting logging in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. The actual cost of protection to the regional economy is not yet known.

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