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The critically-endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one of the rarest birds in the world with fewer than 50 left in the wild.

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An endangered Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) at the Omaha Zoo.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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Bilby (Macrotis lagotis), a vulnerable Australian mammal.

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An Egyptian Plover (Pluvianus aegyptius) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Various finches including two blue-headed cordon-bleus (Uraeginthus cyanocephala), a lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens), a red-headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala) and a red-billed firefinch (Lagonosticta senegala) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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Various finches including a blue-headed cordon-bleu (Uraeginthus cyanocephala), a lavender waxbill (Estrilda caerulescens), a red-headed Finch (Amadina erythrocephala) and a white-rumped parson finch (Poephila cincta cincta) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A male summer tanager (Piranga rubra) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A male summer tanager (Piranga rubra) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A male summer tanager (Piranga rubra) at the Tulsa Zoo.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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A saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) at Dreamworld.

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For the first time in decades, wolves again chase elk through the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone. The reintroduction of wolves has been a great success, drawing a new generation of visitors to the park.

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Female Halictus ligatus. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.

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Female Halictus ligatus. They are important pollinators due to their wide distribution and great abundance.

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White-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) at the Houston Zoo.

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White-crested turaco (Tauraco leucolophus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A Hartlaub’s turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.

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A mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus) a critically-endangered mammal from Victoria, Australia.

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Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria eupatria), at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Alexandrine Parakeet or Alexandrian Parrot (Psittacula eupatria eupatria), at Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Texas blind salamanders (Eurycea rathbuni) at the Detroit Zoo.

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A northern red fan parrot (Deroptyus accipitrinus accipitrinus) at the Houston Zoo. This unusual Amazon basin parrot has a crown of brightly-colored head feathers it raises when it feels threatened or aggressive.

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A green-winged macaw or green and red macaw (Ara chloroptera).

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An umbrella, or white, cockatoo (Cacatua alba) at the Bramble Park Zoo.

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American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) at the Sutton Avian Research Center.

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A critically endangered California condor, Gymnogyps californianus. was brought in after dislocating its wing, most likely after flying into the Navajo Bridge in N. AZ.

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A bald eagle named Bensar at the George M. Sutton Avian Research Center.

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