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A two-month-old male okapi (Okapia johnstoni) named Mzimu (which means “ghost” in Swahili) at the Al Bustan Zoological Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. This individual is leucistic, meaning there is a lack of pigmentation in his hair and skin, giving him a rare white-gray appearance. Both of his parents and his brother have normal coloration, which makes him very unique among okapis. The species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A two-month-old male okapi (Okapia johnstoni) named Mzimu (which means “ghost” in Swahili) at the Al Bustan Zoological Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. This individual is leucistic, meaning there is a lack of pigmentation in his hair and skin, giving him a rare white-gray appearance. Both of his parents and his brother have normal coloration, which makes him very unique among okapis. The species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A two-month-old male okapi (Okapia johnstoni) named Mzimu (which means “ghost” in Swahili) at the Al Bustan Zoological Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. This individual is leucistic, meaning there is a lack of pigmentation in his hair and skin, giving him a rare white-gray appearance. Both of his parents and his brother have normal coloration, which makes him very unique among okapis. The species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A Mexican caecilian (Dermophis mexicanus) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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A male Malagasy blue stick insect (Achrioptera fallax) from ABQ BioPark.

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A male Malagasy blue stick insect (Achrioptera fallax) from ABQ BioPark.

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A male Malagasy blue stick insect (Achrioptera fallax) from ABQ BioPark.

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A walking leaf (Phyllium giganteum) at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A walking leaf (Phyllium giganteum) at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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A giant vinegaroon (Masigiptoctus giganteus) at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. The vinegaroon is a type of false scorpion.

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An amphioxus (Branchiostoma floridae) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium. This species is said to be the closest link between invertebrates and vertebrates.

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A basket star (Gorgonocephalus eucnemis) at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska.

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A finger-shaped sea pen (Veretillum cynomorium) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A longsnout pipefish (Syngnathus acus) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A finger-shaped sea pen (Veretillum cynomorium) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Goose neck barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Goose neck barnacles (Pollicipes pollicipes) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A longsnout pipefish (Syngnathus acus) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A longsnout pipefish (Syngnathus acus) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A longspined bullhead (Taurulus bubalis) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A longspined bullhead (Taurulus bubalis) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal.

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A whiskered sole (Monochirus hispidus) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal. This sole is from the Lisbon area.

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A whiskered sole (Monochirus hispidus) at the Vasco da Gama Aquarium in Lisbon, Portugal. This sole is from the Lisbon area.

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The eye of a Lake Junin giant frog (Telmatobius macrostomus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.

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A red uakari monkey (Cacajao calvus ucayalii) at the LA Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list.

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A gulf hagfish (Eptatretus springeri) at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.

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A unicorn beetle (Dynastes tityus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A unicorn beetle (Dynastes tityus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A female wavy-rayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A Chile four-eyed frog (Pleurodema thaul) at Fauna Andina, a conservation center near south-central Chile.

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An unidentified caterpillar species at Fauna Andina, a conservation center near south-central Chile.

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An unidentified caterpillar species at Fauna Andina, a conservation center near south-central Chile.

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