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A common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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An endangered Annamese Langur (Trachypithecus margarita) at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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A southern sea otter (Enhydra lutris nereis) named Brook, age 19.

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A studio portrait of an American lobster, Homarus americanus.

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A staff member stands next to a stork at Le Parc des Oiseaux, a bird park in the town of Villars Les Dombes, France.

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Two teenagers stand on top of an old International Harvester truck on a farm in Bennet, Nebraska.

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A young woman stands on top of an old International Harvester truck on a farm in Bennet, Nebraska.

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Three teenagers pose on top of an old International Harvester truck on a farm in Bennet, Nebraska.

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A young woman stands on top of an old International Harvester truck on a farm in Bennet, Nebraska.

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Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.

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Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.

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A emperor tamarin (Saguinus imperator imperator) at the Dallas World Aquarium.

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An endangered silvery Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch) at the Gibbon Conservation Center.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered pied tamarin (Saguinus bicolor) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered pied tamarin (Saguinus bicolor) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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A slender-tailed meerkat (Suricata suricatta) at the Miller Park Zoo. She is very curious and inquisitive and will chase crickets all over the exhibit to catch and eat. She will play with shoelaces and dump over the trash bucket when employees are cleaning the exhibit.

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A red and white giant flying squirrel (Petaurista alborufus) at Night Safari, part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

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East African spring hare (Pedetes surdaster) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A vulnerable Southern luzon phloeomys (Phloeomys cumingi) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A vulnerable Southern luzon phloeomys (Phloeomys cumingi) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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Northern Luzon cloud rat (Phloeomys pallidus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A vulnerable pacarana (Dinomys branickii) at the Cali Zoo in Colombia.

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Grey-tailed moustached monkey (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) at Park Assango, ONG Animal’s World in Libreville, Gabon. This 6-month-old monkeys was brought to the refuge by sons of poachers. It will be reintroduced into park when it reaches adulthood. This moustached monkey subspecies is not kept anywhere in zoos around the world.

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The feet of teenage girl wearing high heels as she receives her high school diploma.

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A business man stands near the Nebraska State Capitol.

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A business man stands near the Nebraska State Capitol.

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A common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) at the Kiwi Birdlife Park in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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