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A twelve spotted skimmer dragonfly (Libellula pulchella) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A northern paper wasp (Polistes fuscatus) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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A nimble spray crab (Percnon gibbesi) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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Brassy minnows (Hybognathus hankinsoni) at Schramm Education Center near Gretna, NE.

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A longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) at the Schramm Education Center near Gretna, NE.

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A flier (Centrarchus macropterus) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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An elephant nose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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An ironcolor shiner (Notropis chalybaeus) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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A female Perret’s peacock chameleon (Trioceros perreti) from a private collection.

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A male spectral pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon spectrum) from a private collection.

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An Amazon blue bloom tarantula (Xenesthis intermedia) from a private collection.

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A tarantula (Citharacanthus cyaneus) from a private collection.

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A male reticulated siren (Siren reticulata) at Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area near Quincy, FL.

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A male reticulated siren (Siren reticulata) at Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area near Quincy, FL.

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A female reticulated siren (Siren reticulata) at Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area near Quincy, FL.

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A female reticulated siren (Siren reticulata) at Joe Budd Wildlife Management Area near Quincy, FL.

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A lesser siren, Siren cf. intermedia, collected from a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. This species is new to science and undescribed.

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A lesser siren (Siren cf. intermedia) collected from a tributary of the Choctawhatchee River, Florida. This species is new to science and undescribed.

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A California round ray (Urobatis halleri) at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.

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A peacock day gecko (Phelsuma quadriocellata) at Petra Aqua.

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A common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) at Petra Aqua.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered male Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) named Lamydoc, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. Lamydoc was born in 1963.

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A male tailless whipscorpion (Paraphrynus laevifrons) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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A male tailless whipscorpion (Paraphrynus laevifrons) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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A pale giant squirrel (Ratufa affinis hypolecucos) in Jakarta, Indonesia. This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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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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