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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure 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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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure 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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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure 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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Zookeepers search an enclosure for a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) 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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Media crowds around a critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) 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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Zookeepers search for the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) in an enclosure 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 man photographs tourists departing from Rabida Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber, in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Two American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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Two American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in the Floreana Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A Galapagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) swims at Santiago Island in Galapagos National Park.

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A Galapagos guide, prepares to leave the island of Rabida in Galapagos National Park.

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An American flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), in Galapagos National Park.

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A Mexican family wade across the Rio Grande beneath the International bridge, leaving Matamoros and entering Brownsville, Texas illegally.

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Biologists from Cornell eat their lunch standing while searching for the ivory billed woodpecker in the White River National Wildlife Refuge in St. Charles, Arkansas.

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American avocets (Recurvirostra americana) at Merced National Wildlife Refuge, California.

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An American avocet at Merced NWR in California’s central valley.

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