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Two tropical boubous (Laniarius aethiopicus mossambicus) in Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa.

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Giant water bugs (Abedus herberti) at the Point Defiance Zoo.

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Giant water bugs (Abedus herberti) at the Point Defiance Zoo.

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House mice (Mus musculus) named salt (albino mouse) and Peppa at the Point Defiance Zoo.

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House mice (Mus musculus) named salt (albino mouse) and Peppa at the Point Defiance Zoo.

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A pair of pacific banana slugs (Ariolimax columbianus) at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park in Eatonville, Washington.

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A critically-endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered female Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) and her five-month-old cub at the Atlanta Zoo.

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Blue waxbills (Uraeginthus angolensis) (awake or dozing off) are a common sight in Gorongosa’s dry, bushy grasslands. So far, nearly 400 bird species have been documented in the park.

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An endangered baby Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) named Aurora, with her adoptive mother, Cheyenne, a Bornean/Sumatran cross (Pongo pygmaeus x abelii) at the Houston Zoo.

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A pair of red-legged honeycreepers (Cyanerpes cyaneus) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois. The male is bright blue, the female more muted.

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A pair of critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois. Shown is a female underneath a male in amplexus.

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A pair of grosbeak starlings (Scissirostrum dubium) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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Ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Endangered Golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Endangered Golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Endangered Golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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An endangered Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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A pair of bush dogs (Speothos venaticus) from Zoo Atlanta.

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A pair of Burchell’s zebras (Equus quagga burchellii) at Zoo Atlanta.

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A pair of African collared doves (Streptopelia roseogrisea) at the Houston Zoo. This relatively common species helps to foster raise endangered species of doves at the Houston Zoo.

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A pair of Schmidt’s red-tailed guenons (Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti) at the Houston Zoo.

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A pair of Guira cuckoos (Guira guira) at the Houston Zoo.

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An endangered baby Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) named Aurora, with her adoptive mother, Cheyenne, a Bornean/Sumatran cross (Pongo pygmaeus x abelii) at the Houston Zoo.

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A pair of masked lapwings (Vanellus miles miles) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A pair of white-crowned robin-chats (Cossypha albicapillus albicapillus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A pair of Abdim’s storks, (Ciconia abdimii) also known as white-bellied storks at the Columbus Zoo.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered pair of bonobos (Pan paniscus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Two vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered white-naped cranes (Antigone vipio) at the Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio.

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A pair of eastern black-and-white colobus monkeys(Colobus guereza) at the Columbus Zoo.

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Endangered Galapagos fur seals (Arctocephalus galapagoensis) on Isabella Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Brown noddy terns (Anous stolidus) on Isabela Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Magnificent frigate birds (Fregata magnificens) near Fernandina Island in Galapagos National Park.

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The webbed feet of a blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) on North Seymour Island, part of the Galapagos chain.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered oyster mussels (Epioblasma capsaeformis). These mussels and many others are in danger of extinction because of habitat loss due to impoundments and pollution. Pollution from coal mining in the Clinch River watershed is of special concern. The fine sedimentation that comes downstream from the mines is thought to impede mussel survival.

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A female slackwater darter (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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