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A juvenile Trinidad olive tarantula (Neoholothele incei) at the Moscow Zoo.

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An ornamental wandering spider (Viridasius fasciatus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A Cuban bronze tarantula (Phormictopus auratus) at the Moscow Zoo.

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A male fishing spider (Ancylometes bogotensis) at the
Moscow Zoo.

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A golden silk orb weaver (nephila inaurata madagascariensis) at the Moscow Zoo.

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An Asian giant forest scorpion (Heterometrus laoticus) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.

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Pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) at Monticello Center in Italy.

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Moluccan king parrot
(Alisterus amboinensis amboinensis) at Loro Parque Fundacion

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Pacific seahorse (Hippocampus ingens) at the Dallas Children’s Aquarium.

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A demoiselle crane, Anthropoides virgo, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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A demoiselle crane, Anthropoides virgo, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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A demoiselle crane, Anthropoides virgo, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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A demoiselle crane, Anthropoides virgo, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis) at the Kansas City Zoo.

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A mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) stretches to reach a mineral lick in the Walton area of Glacier National Park in Montana. Wonder how this one performed such a death-defying feat? Very carefully. Mountain goats make their living by taking each step very seriously. Using splayed, rubbery hooves that grip rock surfaces, this female started by placing all four feet on the tiny ledge where her back feet are shown in the photo. She then pushed out and wedged into the crevice using her front hooves to bridge the gap, licking any salt on the rocks around her. To get out, she reversed the procedure, again placing all four feet on the same little ledge, turning around slowly until she could exit, uphill and to the left.

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A great egret (Ardea alba) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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A great egret (Ardea alba) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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A yellow-crowned night heron (Nyctanassa violacea) at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.

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The stuffed bighorn sheep get a dusting at Cabela’s, the “World’s Foremost Outfitters” in Sidney, NE.

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A bison (Bison bison) standing on the prairie at Maxwell State Game Preserve in Canton, Kansas.

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A federally endangered light-footed clapper rail (Rallus longirostris levipes).

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A member of the Mubara gorilla family reaches up through the branches in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.

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Dr. Norman Gary, an entomologist and bee wrangler, plays his clarinet while wearing a “bee beard.”

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Dr. Norman Gary, an entomologist and bee wrangler, poses for a portrait wearing a beard of honey bees.

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A dust devil springs up near the Pan-American Highway in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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A dust devil springs up near the Pan-American Highway in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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A dust devil springs up near the Pan-American Highway in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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A dust devil springs up near the Pan-American Highway in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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Male greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) at a display ground near Craig, CO.

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Male greater sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) at a display ground near Craig, CO.

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