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A Russian or Central Asian cobra (Naja oxiana) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A red spitting cobra (Naja pallida) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A brown spotted pitviper or Chinese habu pitviper (Protobothrops mucrosquamatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A rock mamushi or Amur viper (Gloydius saxatilis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A vulnerable Dinnik’s viper (Vipera dinniki) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A black-headed bushmaster (Lachesis melanocephala) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Reisinger’s tree monitor (Varanus reisingeri) at the Fort Worth Zoo.

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A brown-throated conure (Eupsittula pertinax aeruginosa) at the National Aviary of Colombia.

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A brown-throated conure (Eupsittula pertinax aeruginosa) at the National Aviary of Colombia.

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A St. Lucia lancehead (Bothrops carribeus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A Great Basin gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) at the Toronto Zoo.

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Haitian ground boa (Epicrates fordii) from a private collection in the Dominican Republic.

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A children’s python (Antaresia childreni) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A Southeast Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator macromaculatus) at the Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio.

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A Southeast Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator macromaculatus) at the Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio.

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A red tegu lizard (Tupinambis rufescens) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A red tegu lizard (Tupinambis rufescens) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.

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A red tegu lizard (Tupinambis rufescens) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A Texas alligator lizard (Gerrhonotus infernalis) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas.

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A spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) at the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville, Florida. Her name is Curry and she’s the only one of her species captive in the western hemisphere.

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Burmese pyhthon (Python molurus bivittatus) at the Bramble Park Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, 21-year-old, lion-tailed macaque (Macaca silenus) named Babu at the Cincinnati Zoo. These primates are kept in very few zoos now and are rarer in the wilds of India each year.

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A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, juvenile Jamaican boa (Chilabothrus subflavus) from a private collection. The adults are yellow.

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An Amur tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. This animal is five years old, and named Grom by the zoo staff. Grom means thunder in russian. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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A rhinoceros viper (Bitis gabonica rhinoceros) at Zoo Atlanta.

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A rhinoceros viper (Bitis gabonica rhinoceros) at Zoo Atlanta.

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Critically-endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Sumatran tiger cubs (Panthera tigris sumatrae).

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A federally threatened, Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) named Yukon at the Point Defiance Zoo. He’s an education animal that came here as a baby from a breeding center in Arkansas.

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A banded cat-eyed snake (Leptodeira annulata) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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A vulnerable ornate monitor (Varanus ornatus) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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A vulnerable ornate monitor (Varanus ornatus) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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