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

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False water cobra or Brazilian smooth snake (Hydrodynastes gigas) at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A white-lipped island pit viper (Trimeresurus insularis) at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A white-lipped island pit viper (Trimeresurus insularis) at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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A Burmese vine snake (Ahaetulla fronticincta) at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mountain tapir (Tapirus pinchaque). There are only 10 in captivity world wide and are being phased out of zoos.

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Black-tailed cribo (Drymarchon corais melanurus) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Lace monitor or lace goanna (Varanus varius) at the Healesville Sanctuary in Healesville, Victoria, Australia

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A Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) yawns while resting. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.

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Rusty the corgi was adopted from the Capital Humane Society just after this photo was taken.

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Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon corais couperi, at the Toledo Zoo. This species is federally threatened.

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A federally endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) at the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center.

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Portrait of a California sea lion (Zalophus californianus).

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A binturong (Arctictis binturong) at the Houston Zoo. (IUCN: Vulnerable)

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) at the Houston Zoo.

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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A studio portrait of a gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica).

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Two pet dogs mouth the same ball in Boston Common, the oldest public park in American history, in Massachusetts.

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Snake wranglers from the 45th annual Mangum Rattlesnake Derby in Mangum, Oklahoma. This rattlesnake festival takes in between 1,500 and 2,000 pounds of western diamondback rattlesnakes (Crotalus atrox) each year.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) in the foothills of the Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma. Studies are showing that rattlesnakes that have the genetic tendency to migrate are being killed in ever-increasing numbers on our nation’s roads, leaving those snakes with non-migrating tendencies behind to breed.

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A young boy laughing while on vacation at Leech Lake, Minnesota.

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