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Three common river frogs (Amietia angolensis) from Gorongosa National Park.

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Wild burros, descendants of animals left behind after the gold rush, at Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada.

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Two captive bred Mexican gray wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) with their mother at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

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Three Coosawattee crayfish (Cambarus coosawattae) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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Bat sea stars (Patiria miniata) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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Bat sea stars (Patiria miniata) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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Brook silversides (Labidesthes sicculus) at Schramm Education Center near Gretna, NE.

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A group of endangered coosa mocassinshell (Medionidus parvulus) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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Three endangered coosa mocassinshell (Medionidus parvulus) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.

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Three Cahaba hornsnail (Pleurocera conradi) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.

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Juvenile Carolina madtoms (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected as eggs in the Tar River drainage of North Carolina. These fish are less than one year old, and have very different markings than adult Carolina madtoms.

This species depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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Flagfin shiner (Pteronotropis signipinnis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An undescribed species of Lake Phalen rainbow darter (Etheostoma cf. caeruleam) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. Unlike other rainbow darters, this population is notably distinct for it’s smaller adult size, different shade of blue, and it’s presence in a lake rather than streams. They spawn on several hundred feet of exposed rock in an urban lake in St. Paul, MN, surrounded by large residential homes.

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Least killifish (Heterandria formosa) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Gold-ring danio (Danio tinwinii) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. These animals are from Myanmar.

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An endangered Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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An endangered Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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Three purple martins (Progne subis subis) at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation in Hutchins, TX.
The males are all black and purple, while the female is much lighter.

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Thai rainbow millipedes (Tonkinbolus dollfusi) at Petra Aqua.

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Thai rainbow millipedes (Tonkinbolus dollfusi) at Petra Aqua.

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Three 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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Three 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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Three ringed salamanders (Ambystoma annulatum) at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, GA. These are juveniles called metamorphs, just two weeks out of the water.

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Two females and a male ultramarine grosbeak (Cyanoloxia brissonii sterea) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Two buffy-fronted seedeaters (Sporophila frontalis) and a saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola brasiliensis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The saffron finch is yellow

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Three juvenile common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil. This is administered by IBAMA, the government wildlife agency of Brazil.

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Egg pouch and baby small-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula, at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium.

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Three red-throated twinspot or Peters’s twinspot (Hypargos niveoguttatus) from a private collection in Choussy, France.

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Three critically endangered Negros warty pigs (Sus cebifrons negrinus) at Negros Forest Park.

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Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV.

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Federally endangered Oasis Valley speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in NV.

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Leopard tiger shrimp (Caridina rubropunctata) from a private collection.

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