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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Francois’ langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) at the Omaha Zoo. These monkeys are good jumpers. When they’re born, they’re bright orange for the first three or four months. They’re also good at ‘aunting’, meaning various females care for other’s babies.

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A pair of endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Francois’ langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A veterinarian checks the conjunctivitis in a sick koala at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A southern koala on display at Healesville Sanctuary near in Healesville, Victoria, Australia

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A nurse treats an animal with cystitis at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A baby southern Koala is petted while still on its mother in an effort to habituate it to human handlers at the Melbourne Zoo.

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Veterinarian Robyn Stenner with a koala that was severly injured by a domestic dog. They worked on this animal for five hours and it died on the table. “I sure wish I could have saved you, sweetie,’ Robyn said.

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The Giant Koala at Dadswells Bridge, Australia, is the largest koala on the planet at 14 meters (46 feet) tall.

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A koala named ‘Poseidon’, recovers at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital from a dog attack.

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A three-year-old female koala is relocated from a suburban area to a local park.

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A woman soothes Whistler, a koala who was blinded by an allergic reaction to an anesthetic.

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Koalas recuperate at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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An anesthetized koala is carried back from the X-Ray room.

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Young koalas recuperate from disease and traumatic injury in ‘The Rainforest’, an enclosed space for recovering koalas at the wildlife hospital.

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Young koalas recuperate from disease and traumatic injury in ‘The Rainforest’, an enclosed space for recovering koalas at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A koala with a walking disability is evaluated on the move by zoo veterinarians.

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The dining area is surrounded by koalas at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane. At 130 animals, this place advertises it has more live koalas than anywhere else on Earth.

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A hand-raised koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) at Dreamworld.

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The paw of a sick koala rests against the hand of a woman at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Deidre de Villiers and her sister Michele are raising two orphaned koalas at their home in Queensland.

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An injured koala at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Koalas recuperate at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A koala inside the ‘rainforest’, a fenced habitat at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital where koalas learn to forage on their own.

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A koala inside the ‘rainforest’, a fenced habitat at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital where koalas learn to forage on their own.

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A rescue volunteer pulls a sick koala down out of a tree and into a transport blanket.

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At dusk, a hippo stares down a remote camera placed at a favorite water hole in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.

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A lioness feeds on the remains of a cow inside Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. As the human population grows in East Africa, more cattle are pushed into the park, leading to more lion kills–and more poisoning of the lions by cattlemen.

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An elephant, poached not far from the ranger station well inside Queen Elizabeth National Park. The ivory from this animal represents a fortune to local villagers…as more people move in, the pressure to poach will only increase.

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A koala inside the ‘rainforest’, a fenced habitat at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital where koalas learn to forage on their own.

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Augustine, a mother koala with her young ones Gus and Rupert (one is adopted and one is her own offspring) at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A vulnerable sarus crane (Grus antigone) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Franois langur (Trachypithecus francoisi) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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