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A white crappie (Pomosus annularis) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A white crappie (Pomosus annularis) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A sand bass (Morone chrysops) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A sand bass (Morone chrysops) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A blunt face shiner (Cyprinella camura) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A blunt face shiner (Cyprinella camura) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A blunt face shiner (Cyprinella camura) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A slenderhead darter (Percina phoxocephala) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A slenderhead darter (Percina phoxocephala) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium mavortium) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium mavortium) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A barred tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium mavortium) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

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A roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja) at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas. .

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Leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) named Casey at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. He’s the only leopard seal on public displays at the world’s zoos. Most leopard seals don’t live long in captivity, so they’re just not kept in collections.

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Gerenuk juveniles (Litocranius walleri) at the White Oak Conservation Center.

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A mouse opossum (Thylamys elegans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A silver pheasant hen (Lophura nycthemera) at the Houston Zoo.

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Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephalus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.

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Black-headed Parrot (Pionites melanocephalus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita.

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An African collared or barbary dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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An African pygmy falcon (Polihierax semitorquatus) at the Houston Zoo.

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A pair of lesser whistling ducks (Dendrocygna javanica) at the Columbus Zoo.

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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 North American ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis jamaicensis) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A North American ruddy duck (Oxyura jamaicensis jamaicensis) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A speckled pigeon (Columba guinea) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A racquet-tailed roller (Coracias spatulatus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A black crake (Zapornia flavirostra) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A buff-crested bustard (Lophotis gindiana) at the Columbus Zoo.

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A northern carmine bee eater (Merops nubicus nubicus) at the Columbus Zoo.

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An endangered African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), aka a black-footed penguin or jackass penguin, at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.

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