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Gladys, a six-week-old western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Cincinnati Zoo. Listed as critically endangered and federally endangered.

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A critically endangered Utila iguana (Ctenosaura bakeri) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois.

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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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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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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 vulnerable Olympic torrent salamander (Rhyacotriton olympicus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A critically endangered Anderson’s salamander (Ambystoma andersoni) at Zoo Atlanta.

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A grey crowned crane (Balearica regulorum) with a pair of West African black-crowned cranes (Balearica pavonina pavonina) at the Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio.

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An endangered North island kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Endangered mussels extend their feet to move around. All are from the Clinch River in eastern TN. More endangered aquatic animals are found here than anywhere else in North America.

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Endangered mussels extend their feet to move around. All are from the Clinch River in eastern TN. More endangered aquatic animals are found here than anywhere else in North America.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered golden snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus roxellana) at Ocean Park.

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An endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo

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These koalas were all killed in the space of a single week by cars or dogs. From July to December, koalas descend to the ground in search of mates and new food sources. Many of them are hit by cars and attacked, prompting those who work with koalas to dub it “trauma season.”

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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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Dr. Amber Gillett waits with Stozzy, a young female koala recovering from surgery, at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Stozzy had been hit by a car, a common injury among koalas.

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Harley the koala gets his cast trimmed by Vicky Toomey at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Harley was hit by a car, and his caretakers say he’s lucky to be alive.

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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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Aerials of the North Lakes suburb north of Brisbane, where remaining habitat gets less every month due to development. The few trees left hold koalas for a while, but doom them the moment they move across roads, yards and parking lots.

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A three-year-old female koala is trapped in a tree in a the front yard of a house in Petrie, Queensland.

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The Sunshine Coast Koala Rescue team pulls a female koala with conjunctivitis out of a tree in Kilcoy, Australia. She’ll be treated and released to a safe area once she’s healed.

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Megan Aitken of the Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Team uses a blanket to secure a young male koala who had been hit by a car. Hundreds of koalas are killed on roads each year. Aitken says that without protection, koalas will be extinct in the area within five years.

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Sam and her partner Craig Coupland hand raise four orphaned koala babies in Ormiston, Australia. The couple has been working with orphans for five years. Young koalas take more work and care than human babies, but Longman says the animals are part of the family.

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Dave Wistrom tries on a koala suit in his home Morayfield, Queensland. Wistrom is a volunteer with the Moreton Bay Koala Rescue group and wears the suit at educational and fundraising events.

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Anika Lehmann brushes her teeth as Talisa, a baby koala, looks on. Lehmann and her husband Henk are part of a network of people who foster orphaned young koalas in Queensland.

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Mangled terribly after being attacked by a dog, Bruzer the koala slowly makes a comeback at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A male koala awaits a checkup and relocation to another locale. His current residence in Joyner, Australia, is a busy neighborhood, increasing the likelihood that he’ll be hit by a car.

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Four hours of surgery wasn’t enough to save this female koala, whose abdomen was crushed by dogs. Robyn Stenner, a surgeon at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, says that the injury is common, “But it always breaks your heart.”

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A Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana) (US: Endangered) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.

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A Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana) (US: Endangered) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.

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A Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana) (US: Endangered) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.

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A Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana) (US: Endangered) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque). There are only 10 in captivity world wide and are being phased out of zoos.

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A vulnerable giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) at Sunset Zoo.

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A regent honeyeater (Xanthomyza phrygia) an endangered bird at the Melbourne Zoo.

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A spotted tree frog (Litoria spenceri), a critically endangered frog from Victoria.

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