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An Ecuadorian white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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A banded killifish (Fundulus diaphanous) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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A male Petter’s chameleon (Furcifer petteri) from a private collection in St. Augustine, Florida. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris fuscoater) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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Giant California sea cucumber (Parastichopus californicus) at Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward, AK.

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A frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) at the Amphibian Foundation. This is the larval form that was six weeks old when photographed. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

This animal was collected February 26, 2019, in the last remaining wetland for the entire Atlantic clade of frosted flatwoods salamander at Fort Stewart, GA. Frosted flatwoods salamanders have not been detected in Georgia since 2015, and have possibly been extirpated from South Carolina.

The Amphibian Foundation, is an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of amphibians in the Southeast United States and across the globe.

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A frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) at the Amphibian Foundation. This is the larval form that was six weeks old when photographed. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

This animal was collected February 26, 2019, in the last remaining wetland for the entire Atlantic clade of frosted flatwoods salamander at Fort Stewart, GA. Frosted flatwoods salamanders have not been detected in Georgia since 2015, and have possibly been extirpated from South Carolina.

The Amphibian Foundation, is an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of amphibians in the Southeast United States and across the globe.

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A black-throated grosbeak (Saltator fuliginosus) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A female, black striped capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A male red-handed howler monkey (Alouatta belzebul) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A red-winged tinamou (Rhynchotus rufescens rufescens) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A Gunther’s whorltail iguana (Stenocercus guentheri) at Zoologico de Quito.

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A juvenile big-eared opossum (Didelphis aurita) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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A Siberian musk deer (Moschus moschiferus moschiferus) at Tierpark Berlin. This animal is listed as Vulnerable by IUCN.

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An Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

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An Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.

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A rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A double-wattled cassowary (Casuarius casuarius sclateri) at a private collection in Jakarta, Indonesia. This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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A double-wattled cassowary (Casuarius casuarius sclateri) at a private collection in Jakarta, Indonesia. This animal is under the care of PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama.

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A dead leaf mantis (Deroplatys dessicata) at the Insectarium in New Orleans.

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A critically endangered Chinese giant salamander (Andrias davidianus) at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

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White-fronted Amazon (Amazona albifrons nana) in Choussy, France.

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White-fronted Amazon (Amazona albifrons nana) in Choussy, France.

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Yellow-bibbed lory (Lorius chlorocercus) in Choussy, France.

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Yellow-bibbed lory (Lorius chlorocercus) in Choussy, France.

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A vulnerable Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) from Parc des Oiseaux.

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A Siberut macaque (Macaca siberu) at Taman Safari in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

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A Siberut macaque (Macaca siberu) at Taman Safari in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

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An endangered Bornean white-bearded gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis) at Taman Safari in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia.

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A Javan common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus musanga) at Taman Safari.

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A Palawan mongoose (Herpestes semitorquatus palawanensis) at the Avilon Zoo.

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A spotted kestrel (Falco moluccensis microbalius) at Taman Safari.

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