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A flat-backed millipede (Auturus evides) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A flat-backed millipede (Auturus evides) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes granulatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes granulatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A common water strider (Aquarius remigis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A robust cone-headed katydid (Neoconocephalus robustus) at St. Louis Zoo.

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A robust cone-headed katydid (Neoconocephalus robustus) at St. Louis Zoo.

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A Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An Armenian Steppe viper (Vipera eriwanensis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An Armenian Steppe viper (Vipera eriwanensis) at St. Louis Zoo.

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Paru morph of a little devil poison frog or Kiki poison frog (Oophaga sylvatica) at St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for studying cures for chytrid fungus and other threats.
The parental stock came from Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador at the Reserva Otokiki.

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Paru morph of a little devil poison frog or Kiki poison frog (Oophaga sylvatica) at St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for studying cures for chytrid fungus and other threats.
The parental stock came from Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador at the Reserva Otokiki.

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An Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at the St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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An Eastern hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis) at St. Louis Zoo. This facility is famous for rearing hellbenders, but also for studying cures for chytrid (bd) fungus and other threats.

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Endangered American burying beetles (Nicrophorus americanus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A partula snail (Partula nodosa) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium.

This species is listed as extinct in the wild on the IUCN Red List.

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A Central American forest cockroach (Blaberus discoidalis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), infected with chytrid fungus, at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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A federally endangered Ozark hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi), infected with chytrid fungus, at the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri. (IUCN: Near Threatened)

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Partula snails (Partula nodosa) at the St. Louis Zoo’s Monsanto Insectarium. Once found in French Polynesia, this species is now extinct in the wild.

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Brown woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) at the Louisville Zoo. This species is listed as Vulnerable according to IUCN.

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Brown woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) at the Louisville Zoo. This species is listed as Vulnerable according to IUCN.

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Ten-week-old fennec fox kits (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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A 10-week-old fennec fox kit (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Three ten week old fennec fox kits (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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An adult male fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo

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Adult male fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Three fennec foxes (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Ten-week-old fennec fox kits (Vulpes zerda) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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