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A kinkajou (Potos flavus nocturnus) at BioParque do Rio.

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A pale-faced bat (Phylloderma stenops) at BioParque do Rio.

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A pale-faced bat (Phylloderma stenops) at BioParque do Rio.

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A pale-faced bat (Phylloderma stenops) at BioParque do Rio.

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A pale-faced bat (Phylloderma stenops) at BioParque do Rio.

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A roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris magniplumis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris magniplumis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris magniplumis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A roadside hawk (Rupornis magnirostris magniplumis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala cyanocephala) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala cyanocephala) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A red-necked tanager (Tangara cyanocephala cyanocephala) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A green-headed tanager (Tangara seledon) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A green-headed tanager (Tangara seledon) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Two male saffron finches (Sicalis flaveola brasiliensis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Saffron finches (Sicalis flaveola brasiliensis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The female is more brown, the males more brilliant yellow.

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Two male saffron finches (Sicalis flaveola brasiliensis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A blue-black grassquit (Volatinia jacarina jacarina) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A blue-black grassquit (Volatinia jacarina jacarina) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A black-throated grosbeak (Saltator fuliginosus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A black-throated grosbeak (Saltator fuliginosus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Australian king parrot (Alisterus scapularis) crossed with a red-winged parrot (Aprosmictus erythropterus) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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A Puma (Puma concolor capricorniensis) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A cape giraffe (Giraffa giraffa giraffa) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A female hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This fox is the only endemic canid in Brazil. This animal is from the Cerrado area of Brazil. Her name is Lilica.

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A female hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This fox is the only endemic canid in Brazil. This animal is from the Cerrado area of Brazil. Her name is Lilica.

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