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Four-week-old caracal kittens (Caracal caracal caracal) at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Four-week-old caracal kittens (Caracal caracal caracal) at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Four-week-old caracal kittens (Caracal caracal caracal) at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Four-week-old caracal kittens (Caracal caracal caracal) at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere in Nashville, Tennessee.

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An Eyton`s whistling duck (Dendrocygna eytoni), a Hottentot teal (Spatula Anas hottentota) and a ringed teal (Calonetta leucophrys) from Le Parc des Oiseaux in Villars Les Dombes, France.

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Three federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Waddell Creek.

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Three endangered Choctaw bean mussels (Obovaria choctawensis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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An adult and two juvenile tapered pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia burkei) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.
Juveniles are smaller, and lighter in color.

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Three rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) photographed at Conservation Fisheries.

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Three rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) photographed at Conservation Fisheries.

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Three rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) photographed at Conservation Fisheries.

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Three glassy darters (Etheostoma vitreum) photographed at Conservation Fisheries.

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Three partula snails (Partula hebe) at the Zoological Society of London.
This species is listed as extinct in the wild by IUCN.

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Three partula snails (Partula hebe) at the Zoological Society of London.
This species is listed as extinct in the wild by IUCN.

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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. caeruleum) 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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