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A large Mexican turbo snail (Turbo fluctuosus) and Nassarius snails (Nassarius distortus) at Pure Aquariums.

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Barred flagtail (Kuhlia mugil) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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Spotted jelly (Mastigias papua) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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A Schaus’ Swallowtail (Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus) at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. This butterfly has been reduced to near extinction levels, with fewer than 100 in the wild on a single island in the Florida Keys. The McGuire center is doing captive breeding in an effort to save them.

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Vulnerable four-horned antelope (Tetracerus quadricornis) at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, Assam, India.

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A man with his Florida waterdogs (Necturus lodingi), a part of his private collection.

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Spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Three different caterpillar stages of the common lime butterfly (Papilio demoleus) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Critically endangered, yearling Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Critically endangered and federally endangered, yearling radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Critically endangered and federally endangered, yearling radiated tortoises (Astrochelys radiata) at the Turtle Conservancy.

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Marsh periwinkle (Littoraria irrorata) at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

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Jewel fish (Hemichromis letourneuxi) at the U.S. Geological Survey Southeast Science Center.

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Oscar fish (Astronotus ocellatus) at the U.S. Geological Survey Southeast Science Center.

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Florida sandshells (Lampsilis floridensis) collected from the Ochlockonee River near Tallahassee, Florida.

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Chukar partridges (Alectoris chukar) from a private collection.

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Lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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Two banded sea stars (Luidia alternata) and a small spine sea star (Echinaster spinulosus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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A banded sea star (Luidia alternata), left, and two small spine sea stars (Echinaster spinulosus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Brittle sea stars (Ophioderma brevispina) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Brittle sea stars (Ophioderma brevispina) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Sea pansies (Renilla mulleri) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Male and female cut-throat finches (Amadina fasciata) at the Tulsa Zoo. The male has red on his throat.

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Red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) from Cammack Gamebird Farm.

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Federally endangered Perdido Key beach mice (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis).

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Three caterpillars of the Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae) at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Three tumbler pigeons (Columba livia) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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Common dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Common dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Common dwarf mongooses (Helogale parvula) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Gemsbok (Oryx gazella) at the Dallas Zoo. These are three females named Anita, Mara and Nande.

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Critically endangered spider tortoises (Pyxis arachnoides arachnoides) in three phases of life (newborn, subadult and adult) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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Purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.

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