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

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Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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

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Harapan, a four-year-old male Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), at White Oak Conservation Center.

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Harapan, a four-year-old male Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), at White Oak Conservation Center.

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Harapan, a four-year-old male Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), at White Oak Conservation Center.

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An endangered mint morph of the terrible poison dart frog (Phyllobates terriblis) from a private collection. This is a male and on his back are several tadpoles, which he carries until he can find a suitable wet place to drop them off so they can develop into young frogs. In the wild this would be inside water-filled bromeliad plants high up in trees and away from predators. Some tropical amphibians carry their tadpoles to water.

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A Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) yawns while resting. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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A leatherback sea turtle hatchling crawls toward the ocean.

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A leaf of the critically endangered alectryon macrococcus plant.

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A federally endangered Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus (Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii) in bloom.

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Harapan, a four-year-old male Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), at White Oak Conservation Center. Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered

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A male okapi (Okapia johnstoni) at White Oak Conservation Center.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered San Esteban chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis. This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis. This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis. This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis. This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis. This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.

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Slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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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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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Federally threatened Decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens), at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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