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Two Derby’s flower beetles (Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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Two Derby’s flower beetles (Dicronorrhina derbyana layardi) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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Two burnished-buff tanager (Tangara cayana) at Zoopark Zajezd. One is a male and one is a female.

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Two burnished-buff tanagers (Tangara cayana) at Zoopark Zajezd. One is a male and one is a female.

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Two Elliot’s groove-throated chameleons (Trioceros ellioti) at Zoopark Zajezd. The male is darker and smaller. The female is brighter green and larger.

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Two Elliot’s groove-throated chameleons (Trioceros ellioti) at Zoopark Zajezd. The male is darker and smaller. The female is brighter green and larger.

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A flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes granulatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A flat rock scorpion (Hadogenes granulatus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A pair of masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi) at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The male has a black mask and the hen has a cream colored face.

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A pair of masked bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus ridgwayi) at the Sutton Avian Research Center near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The male has a black mask and the hen has a cream colored face.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Red-cheeked salamanders (Desmognathus ocoee) at a private collection.

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Two 20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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20-day-old fledgling Florida grasshopper sparrows (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A male and female Florida grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) at White Oak Conservation Center, Yulee, Florida. The female has yellow, red blue split colors on her leg bands, while the male has green/blue leg bands. These adults were both hatched here last year.

These birds are part of a captive breeding program for this critically endangered bird, a few of which still live in the vanishing prairies of central Florida. There are nearly 100 adults, nestlings and hatch year birds here now at White Oak. This is likely more than are left in the wild now.

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A pair of critically endangered Costa Rican lemur leaf frogs (Agalychnis lemur) Photographed at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is smaller.

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A pair of critically endangered Costa Rican lemur leaf frogs (Agalychnis lemur) Photographed at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is smaller.

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A pair of critically endangered San Martin fringe-limbed tree frogs (Ecnomiohyla valancifer) at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta Georgia. The male is larger with big front arms.

The Amphibian Foundation is an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of amphibians in the Southeast United States and across the globe.

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A pair of critically endangered San Martin fringe-limbed treefrogs (Ecnomiohyla valancifer) photographed at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is larger.

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A pair of critically endangered San Martin fringe-limbed tree frogs (Ecnomiohyla valancifer) at the Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. The male is larger with big front arms.

The Amphibian Foundation is an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of amphibians in the Southeast United States and across the globe.

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Two male saffron finches (Sicalis flaveola brasiliensis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Two male saffron finches (Sicalis flaveola brasiliensis) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Two chestnut-bellied seed finches (Sporophila angolensis angolensis) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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Two chestnut-bellied seed finches (Sporophila angolensis angolensis) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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Two scorpion mud turtles (Kinosternon scorpioides scorpioides) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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White-backed magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen hypoleuca) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A male (front) and female brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A pair of sister, six-month-old, Andean white-eared opossums (Didelphis pernigra) at Zoologico de Quito.

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A pair of sister, six-month-old, Andean white-eared opossums (Didelphis pernigra) at Zoologico de Quito.

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A pair of California Valley quail (Callipepla californica californica) from a private collection. Male has bigger crest and more color while female is more solid brown.

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A pair of California Valley quail (Callipepla californica californica) from a private collection. Male has bigger crest and more color while female is more solid brown.

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A pair of chestnut-bellied blue scale quail (Callipepla squamata castanogastris) from a private collection.

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A pair of see-see partridges (Ammoperdix griseogularis) from a private collection.

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A pair of see-see partridges (Ammoperdix griseogularis) from a private collection.

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A pair of elegant quail (Callipepla douglasii) from a private collection. The male has an orange crest.

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