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A portrait of Renee Schott, Medical Director & Senior Veterinarian at Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (WRCMN).

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Veterinarian bottle feeding two female hand-raised nine-day-old clouded leopard cubs, (Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa), at the Nashville Zoo.

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Veterinarian bottle feeding two female hand-raised nine-day-old clouded leopard cubs, Neofelis nebulosa, at the Nashville Zoo.

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Veterinarian bottle feeding two female hand-raised nine-day-old clouded leopard cubs, (Neofelis nebulosa nebulosa), at the Nashville Zoo.

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A critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has a check up at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A male, critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) is stimulated at the Suzhou Zoo in China. The hope was that he would produce sperm to artificially inseminate the female, unfortunately, he produced none. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) has a check up at the Suzhou Zoo in China. Both Yangtze turtles held at this facility are over 100 years old, if biologist can’t get this species to breed soon, the species will become extinct.

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A veterinarian checks the conjunctivitis in a sick koala at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A nurse treats an animal with cystitis at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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Veterinarian Robyn Stenner with a koala that was severly injured by a domestic dog. They worked on this animal for five hours and it died on the table. “I sure wish I could have saved you, sweetie,’ Robyn said.

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A woman soothes Whistler, a koala who was blinded by an allergic reaction to an anesthetic.

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Koalas recuperate at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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An anesthetized koala is carried back from the X-Ray room.

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A koala with a walking disability is evaluated on the move by zoo veterinarians.

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Koalas recuperate at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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The paw of a sick koala rests against the hand of a woman at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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An injured koala at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.

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A sick Australian pied cormorant (Phalacrocorax varius) is treated at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia.

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A broken wing is treated by a veterinarian at the Australia Zoo in Queensland, Australia.

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Dr. Amber Gillett waits with Stozzy, a young female koala recovering from surgery, at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Stozzy had been hit by a car, a common injury among koalas.

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Harley the koala gets his cast trimmed by Vicky Toomey at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. Harley was hit by a car, and his caretakers say he’s lucky to be alive.

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Four hours of surgery wasn’t enough to save this female koala, whose abdomen was crushed by dogs. Robyn Stenner, a surgeon at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, says that the injury is common, “But it always breaks your heart.”

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For fear she and her pack might harm cattle, Opal was captured and collared by USFWS workers. She was then released as a “Judas wolf” — once she lead the workers back to her pack, they were all exterminated. (Montana, outside of Yellowstone.)

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For fear she and her pack might harm cattle, Opal was captured and collared by USFWS workers. She was then released as a “Judas wolf” — once she lead the workers back to her pack, they were all exterminated. (Montana, outside of Yellowstone.)

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Volunteers give gray wolf pup its shots in an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park.

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Volunteers give gray wolf pup its shots in an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park.

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Volunteers give gray wolf pup its shots in an acclimation pen in Yellowstone National Park.

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For fear she and her pack might harm cattle, Opal was captured and collared by USFWS workers. She was then released as a “Judas wolf” — once she lead the workers back to her pack, they were all exterminated.

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For fear she and her pack might harm cattle, Opal was captured and collared by USFWS workers. She was then released as a “Judas wolf” — once she lead the workers back to her pack, they were all exterminated.

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For fear she and her pack might harm cattle, Opal was captured and collared by USFWS workers. She was then released as a “Judas wolf” — once she lead the workers back to her pack, they were all exterminated.

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For fear she and her pack might harm cattle, Opal was captured and collared by USFWS workers. She was then released as a “Judas wolf” — once she lead the workers back to her pack, they were all exterminated.

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