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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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Columbian tegu lizard (Tupinambis teguixin) at Seattle Reptiles.

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Columbian tegu lizard (Tupinambis teguixin) at Seattle Reptiles.

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A white-striped gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) from a private collection.

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A white-striped gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) from a private collection.

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A white-striped gecko (Gonatodes vittatus) from a private collection.

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A prairie ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus arnyi) from a private collection.

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Mitchell’s lorikeet (Trichoglossus forsteni mitchellii) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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Kanzi the Bonobo (Pan paniscus) at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) in Des Moines, Iowa.
Bonobos are listed as endangered on the IUCN red list.

The Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative is the only research facility in North America to exclusively house and study bonobos. The Ape Initiative’s programs aim to enrich the lives of bonobos and increase awareness of bonobos and other great apes worldwide through responsible and sustainable research and conservation education. The Ape Initiative is situated on 230 acres in Des Moines, Iowa, USA – with over 6 acres of ape-accessible space. The Ape Initiative bonobos include the world-famous Kanzi, whose comprehension of spoken English and use of a lexigram keyboard has been well documented. All bonobos living at the Ape Initiative participate in a variety of husbandry activities as well as behavioral and cognitive research aimed at uncovering the evolutionary origins of human language, cognition, and behavior.

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A blue spiny lizard (Sceloporus serrifer) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Palawan treeshrew (Tupaia palawanensis) at the Avilon Zoo.

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A Palawan binturong (Arctictis binturong whitei) at the Avilon Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list.

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Cumberland crayfish, Cambarus cumberlandensis, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Cumberland River, TN.

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Cumberland crayfish, Cambarus cumberlandensis, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Cumberland River, TN.

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A shoal bass (Micropterus cataractae) at the Fish Biodiversity Lab, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

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Bluespotted stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii) at the Omaha Zoo.

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A critically endangered juvenile northern white cheeked-gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Tiger wandering spider (Cupiennius salei) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A silver-faced spider (Argiope modesta) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A silver-faced spider (Argiope modesta) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A golden silk orb weaver (Nephila inaurata madagascariensis) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Brown long-eared bat or common long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Parti-colored bat (Vespertilio murinus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Cumberland crayfish, Cambarus cumberlandensis, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Cumberland River, TN.

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Cumberland crayfish, Cambarus cumberlandensis, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Cumberland River, TN.

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Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Particoloured flying squirrel (Hylopetes alboniger) at the Moscow Zoo.

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Particoloured flying squirrel (Hylopetes alboniger) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A male African lion (Panthera leo) at Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) at Lilydale High School in Australia.

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Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) at Lilydale High School in Australia.

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Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis) at Lilydale High School in Australia.

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Frilled lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingi) at Lilydale High School, Victoria, Australia.

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Aymara parakeet (Psilopsiagon aymara) at Loro Parque Fundacion.

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