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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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Slackwater darters (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. The male is colorful and much larger than the female.

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Slackwater darters (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. The male is colorful and much larger than the female.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) citico darters (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Relict darters (Etheostoma chienense) a federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Slackwater darters (Etheostoma boschungi), an endangered (IUCN) federally threatened species, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. The male is colorful and much larger than the female.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darters (Etheostoma wapiti) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered boulder darters (Etheostoma wapiti) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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A pair of ox beetles (Strategus aloeus) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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Spotted-necked otters (Hydrictis maculicollis) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Spotted-necked otters (Hydrictis maculicollis) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Spotted-necked otters (Hydrictis maculicollis) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.

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A pair of vulnerable 1-year-old fossas, Cryptoprocta ferox, at the Omaha Zoo. This is Madagascar’s largest mammalian predator, and it’s numbers are declining in the wild.

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A pair of guinea pigs at the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln.

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A pair of guinea pigs at the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln.

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

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

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Domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) that are up for adoption at the Capital Humane Society.

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Domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) that are up for adoption at the Capital Humane Society.

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