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  • Photo: Western purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus velustus nestor) at the Singapore Zoo.
  • Photo: An endangered gray gibbon (Hylobates muelleri muelleri) at the Miller Park Zoo.
  • Picture of a Key West quail-dove (Geotrygon chrysia) from a private collection in the Dominican Republic.
  • Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden.
  • Photo: A fireball lily (Scadoxus cinnabarinus) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
  • Picture of giant African millipedes (Archispirostreptus gigas) at the Point Defiance Zoo.
  • Photo: A speckled chachalaca (Ortalis guttata guttata) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru.
  • Mud dog whelks, Nassarius obsoletus, at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.
  • Photo: A male Crawfurd's kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos crawfurdi) at a private collection.
  • Picture of an Australian ringneck (Barnardius zonarius) at the Budapest Zoo.
  • Photo: A willow grouse (Lagopus lagopus lagopus) at Lundi Farm in Verl, Germany.
  • Photo: An eastern massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) at Reptile Gardens.
  • Picture of a Yellow rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis) at the Columbus Zoo.
  • Photo: Sweetie (left) and Pansy, Barred rock hen chickens at the Soukup Farm.
  • Photo: A female hoary fox (Lycalopex vetulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.
  • A common yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) at the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee, Florida.
  • Picture of a chuck-will's-widow (Antrostomus carolinensis) at the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, OK.
  • Picture of an endangered yellow pond turtle (Mauremys mutica) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Photo: An Asian house shrew (Suncus murinus) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: A Pacific littleneck clam (Protothaca staminea) at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery in Seward, Alaska.
  • Photo: An Entre Rios tarantula (Grammostola iheringi) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.
  • A crawfish from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
  • Photo: Citron-throated toucan (Ramphastos vitellinus citreolaemus) at Parque Jaime Duque near Bogota, Colombia.
  • Hairy bush viper (Atheris hispida) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Photo: A royal diadem rat snake (Elaphe diadema) at Reptile Gardens.
  • Photo: Bluespotted stingray (Neotrygon kuhlii) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana) (US: Endangered) at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  • Picture of a ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus) at the New York State Zoo in Watertown, NY.
  • Photo: A group of juvenile, critically endangered, pale lilliput mussels (Toxolasma cylindrellus) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.
  • A Clark's nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana) at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This and other corvid species are studied to learn how cognition evolved, how animals use cognitive abilities to solve problems in nature and how cognitive abilities can affect the evolutionary process.
  • A vulnerable (IUCN) Tarahumara leopard frog (Lithobates tarahumarae) at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
  • Photo: An owl butterfly (Caligo memnon telamonius) at the Butterfly Pavilion.
  • A gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Photo: A female short-billed honeycreeper (Cyanerpes nitidus) at Zoopark Zajezd.
  • An endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened peaks of otter salamander (Plethodon hubrichti) from a private collection.
  • Photo: A northern leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus alluaudi) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.
  • Four-striped grass mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A katydid (Pediodectes nigromarginatus) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A critically endangered Western long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus bruijnii) at Batu Secret Zoo, Indonesia.
  • A Southern ridge-nosed rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi meridionalis).
  • Photo: A male Indochinese southern terrapin (Batagur affinis edwardmolii) at ACCB in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • A portrait of a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
  • Picture of a vulnerable Hispaniolan or Haitian slider turtle (Trachemys decorata) at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
  • Photo: A predaceous diving beetle (Cybister fimbriolatus) at Gulf Specimen Aquarium in Panacea, FL.
  • Photo: Eccentric sand dollar (Dendraster excentricus) at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
  • Photo: A golden striped salamander (Chioglossa lusitanica) at the Biodiversity Hall of Natural History and Science Museum.
  • A two-week-old, critically endangered (IUCN) Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • An endangered Amargosa toad (Anaxyrus nelsoni) near Beatty, Nevada.
  • Photo: Maverick, a New Zealand fur seal (Arctocephalus forsteri) at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.
  • Photo: A king rail (Rallus elegans) at the Carolina Wildlife Center, a place that rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife.
  • Photo: Palawan water monitor (Varanus palawanensis) from the private collection in San Antonio.
  • Photo: A speckled day gecko (Phelsuma guttata) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: A Palawan treeshrew (Tupaia palawanensis) at the Avilon Zoo.
  • Picture of a Yuman fringe-toed lizard (Uma rufopunctata) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.
  • Photo: A female yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) at St. Francis Wildlife, a rehab center in Quincy, FL.
  • Picture of a critically endangered Ridgway's hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Picture of a dung beetle (Canthon imitator) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Photo: A South American barn owl (Tyto alba tuidara) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.
  • Photo: Common grass yellow (Eurema hecabe) at Melbourne Zoo.
  • Picture of a fairy cichlid (Neolamprologus brichardi) at Pure Aquariums.
  • Photo: A pair of spotted rocksnails (Leptoxis picta) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.
  • Photo: A Flame-breasted fruit dove (Ramphiculus marchei) at the Avilon Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list.
  • Photo: A black headed python (Aspidites melanocephalus) at Reptile Gardens.
  • Photo: A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.
  • Photo: At Anastasia Island State Park, home to the federally endangered Anastasia Island beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus phasma).
  • Photo: A male village weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) at the Prague Zoo.
  • Photo: A critically endangered pinstripe menarambo or pinstripe damba (Paretroplus menarambo) at L'aquarium tropical du palais de la Porte DorŽe.
  • Photo: A southern walleye (Sander vitreus) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL. This is a hybrid, containing 75-90% southern, and the rest northern walleye.
  • A mangrove salt marsh snake (Nerodia clarkii compressicauda) from the wild on Saddlebunch Key, Florida.
  • Picture of endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Francois' langurs (Trachypithecus francoisi) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: Garden slug (Arion hortensis) wild caught in Boise, Idaho
  • Picture of a big claw snapping shrimp (Alpheus heterochaelis) at Pure Aquariums from the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
  • A female cape spinytail iguana (Ctenosaura hemilopha macrolopha) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
  • Photo: Frilled lizard (Chlamydisaurus kingii) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • An emerald tree boa (Corallus caninus) at the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, New York.
  • Photo: Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) at the University of California, Davis.
  • A western slimy salamander (Plethodon albagula) at the Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Meadow fritillaries (Boloria bellona) from Cross Lake, Minnesota.
  • A short-tailed weasel (Mustela erminea cicognanii) at the New York State Zoo.
  • Picture of a blue wood shrimp (Atya gabonensis) at Pure Aquariums.
  • An endangered San Lucas marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) tadpole collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.
  • A black-necked grebe (Podiceps nigricollis californicus) at the Wildlife Center in Espanola, New Mexico.
  • Photo: A Stella's lorikeet (Charmosyna papou) at a private collection in Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • Photo: Colt coral (Cladiella sp.) at Butterfly Pavilion.
  • A juvenile red rat snake (Elaphe guttata) at the Archbold Biological Station.
  • Photo: Skimmer dragonfly (Sympetrum occidentale) at Cedar Point Biological Station.
  • Picture of an Argentine horned frog (Ceratophrys ornata) at the Lincoln Children's Zoo.
  • Photo: Two endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
  • A critically endangered dusky gopher frog (Lithobates sevosus) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Photo: A Chukar partridge (Alectoris chukar cypriotes) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: Diademed amazon, Amazona diadema, at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Picture of a red-bellied piranha (Pygocentrus nattereri) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
  • Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon corais couperi, at the Toledo Zoo. This species is federally threatened.
  • Picture of a vulnerable lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Photo: An endangered two-year old pileated Gibbon (Hylobates pileatus) at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Photo: A ravine trapdoor spider (Cyclocosmia truncata) at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.
  • Photo: A spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata chapmani) at Zoologico de Quito.
  • Photo: Blue-foot baboon tarantula (Idiothele mira) at the Moscow Zoo.
  • A horsehair worm (Nematomorpha species).
  • Picture of a Southeastern five-lined skink (Plestiodon inexpectatus) at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.
  • A federally endangered Karner blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis.
  • Photo: A leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus sameiti) from private collection.
  • Photo: A Loja rocket frog (Hyloxalus elachyhistus) at Balsa de los Sapos.
  • A newly metamorphed northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) at Two Rivers State Recreation Area.
  • Picture of an endangered rowi kiwi or okarito kiwi (Apteryx rowi) at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.
  • Photo: Wrinkled grasshopper (Hippiscus ocelote) at Cedar Point Biological Station.
  • Picture of a green-cheeked parakeet (Pyrrhura molinae hypoxantha) at Pet Paradise.
  • Photo: Honduran ratsnake (Elaphe flavirufa pardalina) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
  • A federally threatened New Mexico ridge-nosed rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi obscurus, at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.
  • Photo: Violaceous jay (Cyanocorax violaceus) at Parque Jaime Duque near Bogota, Colombia.
  • Photo: An endangered red and blue lory, Eos histrio talautensis, at the Talarak Foundation.
  • Photo: A Mozambique tree agama lizard (Agama mossambica) collected during Bioblitz in Gorongosa National Park.
  • Photo: Bluebanded or stripefin ronquil (Rathbunella hypoplecta) at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
  • Photo: Several species of invertebrates cling to a bougainvillea hydroid stem at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, Florida.
  • Chestnut Weaver (Ploceus rubiginosus) at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Photo: A Mocquard's Madagascar ground gecko (Paroedura aff. bastardi) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: A black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Photo: A bigtooth or Henlei freshwater stingray, Potamotrygon henlei, at Shark Reef Aquarium.
  • Picture of a Southern carpet python (Morelia spilota imbricata) at Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
  • Photo: A violet necked lory (Eos squamata riciniata) at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Photo: Harapan, a four-year-old male Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis), at White Oak Conservation Center.
  • Photo: Larvae of a Tenebrionid beetle at Cedar Point Biological Station.
  • An Espada's marsupial frog (Gastrotheca testudinea) at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador.
  • A vulnerable spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus) named Billy at Parque Jaime Duque near Bogota, Colombia.
  • Photo: Vernal hanging parrot (Loriculus vernalis) at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Photo: A Haussa genet (Genetta thierryi) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: A Harvestman spider (Leiobunum) at the Dallas Zoo.
  • A bluestripe garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis similis) in Gainesville, Florida.
  • Photo: A Mexican blonde tarantula at the Sunset Zoo.
  • Picture of a thistledown velvet ant (Dasymutilla gloriosa) at Springs Preserve.
  • Photo: Common house martin (Delichon urbicum) from the Budapest Zoo.
  • A Columbia spotted frog (Rana luteiventris) from the Toiyabe subpopulation near Austin, Nevada.
  • Photo: Pink winged walking stick (Sipyloidea sipyleus) at the Budapest Zoo.
  • A Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Picture of an endangered Asian elephant (Elephas maximus).
  • Photo: West Cuban anole, Anolis bartschi, at the Plzen Zoo.
  • An endangered African penguin, also known as jackass or black-footed, (Spheniscus demersus) at the Bramble Park Zoo.
  • Photo: A convergent ladybird beetle (Hippodamia convergens) at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Photo: Cole Sartore rigs lights above the monkey holding area at the Singapore Zoo.
  • A small-mouthed salamander (Ambystoma texanum) from a private collection.
  • Photo: Arizona walking stick (Diapheromera arizonensis) at the Phoenix Zoo.
  • Photo: Marbled lungfish (Protopterus aethiopicus mesmaekersi) at the Moscow Zoo.
  • Picture of a yellow-lored amazon parrot (Amazona xantholora) (in front), and a white-fronted Amazon (Amazona albifrons) at Pet Paradise.
  • Photo: A striped newt (Notophthalmus perstriatus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
  • Photo: Gunnison's prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) at Liberty Wildlife.
  • Photo: A hybrid Dusky lorikeet x yellow-streaked lorikeet at the Dallas Zoo. The bird's name is Pig Pen.
  • Picture of an Egyptian cobra (Naja haje) at the Dallas Zoo. This is an undescribed subspecies from northern Africa.
  • Picture of a critically endangered brown spider monkey, Ateles hybridus, at Parque Jaime Duque in Colombia.
  • Photo: Alpine blotched blue tongue skinks (Tiliqua nigrolutea) from a private collection.
  • Picture of a federally threatened, Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) named Yukon at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Photo: A desert king snake (Lampropeltis getula splendida) from a private collection.
  • Picture of a great kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus) at the National Aviary breeding center in Palmar, Colombia.
  • Photo: Papuan python (Apodora papuana) at the Saint Louis Zoo.
  • A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Jamaican boa (Chilabothrus subflavus) at the Omaha Zoo. Juveniles of this species are red, while adults are green.
  • Picture of a female common tern (Sterna hirundo) at the Buttonwood Park Zoo in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
  • Photo: A little black cormorant (Phalacrocorax sulcirostris) at Taman Safari.
  • Photo: A female Korean ring necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus karpowi) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Picture of a kangaroo Island kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus fuliginosus) at Healesville Sanctuary.
  • Photo: A field mouse.
  • Photo: Indonesian double shield mantis (Pnigomantis medioconstricta) at the Budapest Zoo.
  • Eastern saw-wing (Psalidoprocne orientalis) in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.
  • Madagascar ibis (Lophotibis cristata) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: An endangered Peruvian woolly monkey (Lagothrix cana) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil.
  • Photo: Common rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) at Alpenzoo in Innsbruck, Austria.
  • A vulnerable Pebas stubfoot toad (Atelopus spumarius) tadpole collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.
  • Photo: A bird locust (Ornithacris cyanea) collected in the Mt. Gorongosa range, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
  • Photo: A male cheer pheasant (Catreus wallichii) at the Conservation Breeding Center for Pheasants and Herbivores in Kurseong, West Bengal, India.
  • A group of juvenile pink mucket mussels (Lampsilis abrupta). These endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered animals are four months old, and are from the Osage River in Missouri. They are part of a captive rearing project at the Missouri State University.
  • A half-day-old hatchling leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) from Bioko Island. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, US: Endangered)
  • Western kingbird chick, Tyrannus verticalis, at the home of wildlife rescuer in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • A bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) at the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Nebraska.
  • Photo: A male wolf spider (Schizocosa communis) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
  • Photo: A Solomon Island spiny monitor (Varanus spinulosus) at the San Antonio Zoo.
  • An eastern willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata) caught for banding along the Jersey Shore.
  • Photo: A female Lelwel hartebeest (Alcelaphus buselaphus lelwel) at the San Antonio Zoo.
  • Photo: Golden tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Arabian oryx, Oryx leucoryx, at the Phoenix Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable.
  • Photo: An adult breeding female black wheatear, Oenanthe leucura, at Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard, in the Douro Superior region near Alijo', Portugal.
  • Picture of a croaking guaramy (Trichopsis vittata) at the U.S. Geological Survey Southeast Science Center.
  • Photo: Alaska blackfish (Dallia pectoralis) at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK.
  • Photo: A bucktooth parrotfish (Calotomus carolinus) at the Denver Zoo.
  • Picture of a critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) at the Gharial and Turtle Rehabilitation Center in Lucknow, India.
  • Picture of a Townsend's big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii) at the Sulphur Creek Nature Center.
  • A Norhayati's flying frog (Rhacophorus norhayatii) from a private collection.
  • Picture of a common lime caterpillar (Papilio demoleus) at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • A bully canary (Serinus sulphuratus) from Mt. Gorongosa in Mozambique, Africa
  • An endangered San Lucas marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) tadpole collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.
  • Photo: A marsh tchagra (Bocagia minuta anchietae) at a field museum in Gorongosa National Park.
  • Photo: Little corella (Cacatua sanguinea sanguinea) at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Photo: A male Mindanao tarictic hornbill (Penelopides affinis affinis) in Choussy, France.
  • Photo: Spiny Mouse, Acomys cahirinus, at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
  • Picture of a Fitzinger's false coral snake (Oxyrhopus fitzingeri) at the Dallas Zoo.
  • A female southern pudu (Pudu puda) at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, FL. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
  • Atlantic deer cowry (Macrocypraea cervus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.
  • A Mediterranean gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus ) at the Chattanooga Zoo.
  • A great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Picture of an Allison's anole (Anolis allisoni) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Photo: A green mountain frog (Odorrana livida) at Petra Aqua.
  • Picture of Louis, a 2-year-old painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala), at Tracy Aviary.
  • A Malayan peacock softshell turtle (Dogania subplana) at Wroclaw Zoo.
  • Photo: Northern hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans) at Conservation Fisheries.
  • Photo: An ornate flying snake, Chrysopelea ornata ornatissima, at the Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Photo: Acuminate crayfish, Cambarus acuminatus, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. This specimen is from the South Saluda River, SC.
  • Yellow-throated plated lizard (Gerrhosaurus flavigularis) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • A llama, Lama glama, after a recent summer haircut at the Lincoln Children's Zoo
  • Photo: A sand lizard (Lacerta agilis agilis), at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.
  • Photo: A Vietnamese tiger tarantula (Cyriopagopus longipes) from the wild in Cambodia.
  • Photo: Bennett's cassowary (Casuarius bennetti edwardsii) at the Avilon Zoo.
  • Picture of a Grant's gazelle (Nanger granti granti) at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
  • Photo: A rufous bush chat (Cercotrichas galactotes familiaris) at Zoo Plzeň.
  • Picture of a veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus), Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • A vulnerable (IUCN) western pond turtle (Actinemys marmorata) at the Oregon Zoo.
  • Photo: An olive banded millipede (Spirostreptus sp.) at Aquarium Berlin.
  • A Wehrle's salamander (Plethodon wehrlei) from a private collection.
  • An emerald tree boa (Corallus caninus) at the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo, New York.
  • Reisinger's tree monitor (Varanus reisingeri) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
  • A male, Western hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys belliana nogueyi) named Harvey at the Brevard Zoo.
  • Photo: An olinguito (Bassaricyon neblina) at Zoologico de Quito.
  • Photo: Southern bent-winged bat (Miniopterus orianae bassanii) at Victoria, Australia.
  • Picture of a one-month-old yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis) at the Lowry Park Zoo.
  • A bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis megalotis) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Picture of a federally threatened, Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) named Yukon at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • A white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) at the New York State Zoo.
  • Photo: A Rio Grande cooter (Pseudemys gorzugi) from a private collection.
  • Picture of a vulnerable, baby Gray's monitor (Varanus olivaceus) at the LA Zoo.
  • Photo: A endangered South Philippines hawk-eagle (Nisaetus pinskeri) at the Philippine Eagle Center.
  • Photo: Desert shrew (Notiosorex crawfordi) from a private collection.
  • Photo: A laggar falcon (Falco jugger) named Ricin at The International Centre for Birds of Prey in England.
  • A federally endangered Key Largo wood rat (Neotoma floridana smalli) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Fewer than 250 adults are believed left in the wild, in just two parcels of public land on Key Largo. Captive breeding efforts are underway at both Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, thought the captive population still numbers less than 50 animals.
  • Photo: A Mexican beaded lizard (Heloderma exasperatum) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
  • An African golden oriole (Oriolus auratus) at the Columbus Zoo.
  • Photo: Orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Photo: Southeastern myotis (Myotis austroriparius) at Big Bend Wildlife Management Area.
  • Photo: A Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) named Cheyenne at the Brevard Zoo.
  • Photo: A walleye (Sander vitreum) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery.
  • Picture of Spotted jellyfish (Mastigias papua) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • A crested toad (Bufo typhonius) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A female red crowned woodpecker (Melanerpes rubricapillus) at the National Aviary of Colombia.
  • Photo: Blackeye goby (Rhinogobiops nicholsii) at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
  • Photo: June Beetle (Cotinis nitida) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Photo: A critically endangered, female black bearded saki (Chiropotes satanas) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.
  • Photo: Common poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
  • Photo: An Appalachian brook crayfish (Cambarus bartonii) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.
  • Photo: Jacintha eggfly butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina jacintha) at Singapore Zoo.
  • A brown anole (Anolis sagrei) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Photo: A pair of great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) at Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network.
  • Photo: An African bullfrog (Oyxicephalus adspersus) at Reptile Gardens.
  • An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Mount Graham red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis. This animal, named Lizzie, is one of only two captive animals of this species. She was brought in to the museum as an orphan along with a male squirrel, by USFWS, in 2004. There are now fewer than 100 MGRS living in the wild, making this one of the rarest mammals in North America.
  • Picture of a vulnerable golden bandicoot (Isoodon auratus) at the Healesville Sanctuary.
  • Photo: A captive critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) at the Phoenix Zoo.
  • A chocolate chip sea star, Protoreaster nodosus.
  • Photo: A male O'Shaughnessy's chameleon (Calumma oshaughnessyi) from a private collection in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • A sturgeon chub (Macrhybopsis gelida) at the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission, Nebraska.
  • An Angolan fruit bat (Lissonycteris angolensis) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
  • Picture of a queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) at the Minnesota Zoo.
  • Photo: A great horned owl (Bubo virginanus virginanus) at Houston SPCA’s Wildlife Center of Texas.
  • Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A red junglefowl (Gallus gallus jabouillei) at Zoo Plzeň.
  • Photo: An orangebelly darter (Etheostoma radiosum) at the Pontotoc Ridge Preserve near Connerville, OK.
  • Photo: A Philippine scops owl (Otus megalotis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • A critically endangered Lord Howe Island stick insect (Dryococelus australis) at the Melbourne Zoo.
  • A Choco toad (Rhaebo hypomelas) collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.
  • Photo: A Desmarest's hutia (Capromys pilorides) at the Faunia zoo in Madrid, Spain.
  • Photo: A toco toucan (Ramphastos toco albogularis) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru.
  • Photo: A male and a female Malabar parakeet, Psittacula columboides, at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Staghorn coral (Acropora muricata) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Red knot (Calidris canutus), a candidate species for listing due to a rapid decline in population. The bird is dependent on one food during it's northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs. This bird was captured as part of a banding study by the Delaware Bay Shorebird Project.
  • Photo: A cinnamon ground dove (Gallicolumba rufigula rufigula) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • A Yucatan neotropical rattlesnake (Crotalus tzabcan) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • A frog (Hylarana albolabris) on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
  • Photo: A female spot breasted woodpecker (Colaptes punctigula) at the National Aviary of Colombia.
  • Photo: A female Golden-headed quetzal (Pharomachrus auriceps) at the Dallas World Aquarium.
  • Picture of an endangererd northern helmeted curassow (Pauxi pauxi) at the Dallas World Aquarium.
  • Picture of a New York weasel (Mustela frenata noveboracensis) at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Photo: A lesser-striped swallow (Hirundo abyssinica) collected at Camp Chitengo in Gorongosa National Park.
  • Photo: Spanner barb (Barbodes lateristriga) at Zoo Negara.
  • Photo: A yellow-headed caracara (Milvago chimachima) at the Summit Municipal Park in Gamboa, Panama.
  • An endangered San Lucas marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) tadpole collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.
  • Leafcutter ants (Atta spp.) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Photo: Pacific sideband snail (Monadenia fidelis) at the Trinity Western University.
  • Photo: Desert sucker or Gila Mountain sucker (Catostomus clarki) at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, UT.
  • A male okapi (Okapia johnstoni) at White Oak Conservation Center.
  • A Mechow’s mole rat (Fukomys mechowii) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A false brook salamander (Isthmura bellii) at a private collection.
  • Photo: A vulnerable northern long eared (Myotis septentrionalis) being cared for by Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.
  • Photo: Eurasian great grey owl (Strix nebulosa lapponica) from Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Picture of a male cinnamon teal (Spatula cyanoptera) at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • Photo: Bennett's cassowary (Casuarius bennetti edwardsii) at the Avilon Zoo.
  • Photo: A male and female pair of dark-bellied brant geese (Branta bernicla) at Lundi Farm in Verl, Germany.
  • Photo: China cockle (Trachycardium egmontianum) from Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories.
  • Photo: A Burmese archerfish (Toxotes blythii) at the Singapore Zoo's River Safari area.
  • Photo: Walking stick (Lopaphus sp. "Cuc PhuongÓ) at the Budapest Zoo.
  • Photo: Alaska Skate (Bathyraja parmifera) at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK.
  • Relict darters (Etheostoma chienense) a federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.
  • Photo: Gunnison's prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) at Liberty Wildlife.
  • Photo: Eastern kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula getula) at Lisbon Zoo.
  • A lilac-breasted roller, Coracias caudatus.
  • Photo: Collared titi/yellow-handed titi (Callicebus torquatus lugens) at Cafam Zoo in Melgar, Colombia.
  • A splendid leaf frog (Cruziohyla sylviae) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
  • Photo: Cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Photo: A candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) at the Aquatic Resource Recovery Center at White Sulphur Springs National Fish Hatchery, West Virginia.
  • Photo: A Bottlebrush crayfish, Barbicambarus cornutus, wild caught near West Liberty, West Virginia.
  • Photo: A fireball lily (Scadoxus cinnabarinus) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.
  • Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Panamanian golden frogs (Atelopus zeteki) in amplexus (in which the male rides the female prior to breeding) at Riverbanks Zoo.
  • Photo: Maroon shining parrot, Prosopeia tabuensis tabuensis, at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Frog eyed or common wonder gecko (Teratoscincus rustamovi) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Picture of a Siamese fireback pheasant (Lophura diardi) at Pheasant Heaven, a private pheasant breeding center near Clinton, NC.
  • Photo: Bare-faced go-away-bird (Corythaixoides personatus leopoldi) in Choussy, France.
  • Photo: A Weatherford Creek crayfish (Faxonius sp.) collected in the Weatherford Creek drainage, Tennessee, by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab.
  • Canal zone treefrog (Hypsiboas rufitelus) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Photo: A female greater carpet chameleon (Furcifer major) at Zoopark Zajezd.
  • Photo: Pacific brant goose (Branta bernicla orientalis) at Monticello Center in Italy.
  • Whitetail shiner (Cyprinella galactura) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This is a common species of stream fish that's being used for mussel propagation work.
  • Picture of a vulnerable Humboldt's woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) at Parque Jaime Duque near Bogota, Colombia.
  • Photo: An ocellated sand skink (Chalcides ocellatus) from a private collection.
  • Picture of a federally endangered and endangered (IUCN) Oriental stork (Ciconia boyciana) at the Suzhou Zoo.
  • A male and female Celebes leaf insect (Phyllium celebicum) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska. The male is the smaller of the two.
  • An endangered plated leaf pygmy chameleon (Brookesia minima) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • A marbled newt (Triturus marmoratus) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Picture of an endangered red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: A tricolor or phantasmal dart frog (Epipedobates tricolor) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
  • A corn snake (Elaphe guttata guttata) at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • Photo: A boat-billed heron (Cochlearius cochlearius cochlearius) at the Prague Zoo.
  • Photo: A walking stick (Mithrenes panayensis) from the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Picture of a male and female hardhead duck (Aythya australis) at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • A pair of Guinea baboons (Papio papio) at the Indianapolis Zoo.
  • Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered mature male drill (Mandrillus leucophaeus) named Lyle at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Picture of a many-lined salamander (Stereochilus marginatus) from a private collection.
  • Picture of a Eurasian wigeon (Anas penelope) at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • A southern three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes matacus) at the Lincoln Children's Zoo, Lincoln, Nebraska. (IUCN: Near Threatened)
  • A satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) at the Houston Zoo, Houston, Texas. (IUCN: Vulnerable)
  • A critically endangered sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii, at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, TX.
  • An albino Eastern grey kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) at the Columbus Zoo.
  • Picture of an Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida.
  • Photo: Planck , an European eagle owl (Bubo bubo bubo) photographed at Rodbaston Animal Zone in Penkridge, England.
  • Photo: Tangerine tiger shrimp or Tupfel shrimp (Caridina serrata tupfel) from a private collection.
  • Photo: A white-throated magpie jay (Calocitta formosa pompata) at Wild Bird Rehabilitation Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • A critically endangered orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster) at the Healesville Sanctuary in Healesville, Victoria, Australia. This is one of the rarest birds in the world with fewer than 50 left in the wild.
  • Photo: Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV.
  • Picture of a chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Common spider crab, also known portly spider crab or nine-spined spider crab (Libinia emarginata) at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.
  • A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.
  • A razorback sucker (Xyrauchen texanus), from the Colorado River System. (US: Endangered; IUCN: Critically endangered)
  • Picture of American black ducks (Anas rubripes) at the Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • Photo: Red-flanked lorikeets (Charmosyna placentis placentis) at the Boonshoft Museum.
  • Photo: A Schalow's turaco (Tauraco schalowi) from a private collection in Choussy, France.
  • Photo: An Eastern Montpellier snake (Malpolon insignitus) at Prague Zoo.
  • Photo: A South American puffing snake (Pseustes sulphureus) at the Brevard Zoo.
  • Photo: A Rueppell's starling (Lamprotornis purpuroptera) at the Jurong Bird Park.
  • A Japanese giant salamander (Andrias japonicus) at the San Antonio Zoo. (IUCN: Near Threatened)
  • Picture of a vulnerable Philippine duck (Anas luzonica) at the Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • Photo: A Mexican blonde tarantula at the Sunset Zoo.
  • Photo: Greater vasa parrot, Coracopsis vasa drouhardi, at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Photo: An LSD earth tiger (Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus). This species has a distinctive metallic blue-green sheen on both its carapace and abdomen.
  • A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) at the XCaret Resort in Mexico.
  • Picture of a spinifex hopping mouse (Notomys alexis) at the Wild Life Sydney Zoo.
  • Picture of butterfly splitfin (Ameca splendens) at the Tulsa Zoo. This species is extinct in the wild.
  • Photo: An eastern screech owl, (Megascopes asio), at a raptor recovery center near Lincoln, NE.
  • Peru marsupial frog (Gastrotheca peruana) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
  • Photo: A diablo morph of the little devil poison dart frog (Oophaga sylvatica) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Picture of a red-tailed boa (Boa constrictor) at the Lincoln Children's Zoo.
  • A Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi geoffroyi) at the Cincinnati Zoo. His name is Chano, which means Lucky in Spanish.
  • Wolf's guenon (Cercopithecus wolfi) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
  • Photo: An Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) wild caught by biologists using a mist net, near Wood River, Nebraska.
  • Picture of an Arizona tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium nebulosum) at the St. Louis Zoo in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Kihansi spray toad (Nectophrynoides asperginis), an amphibian from Tanzania, at the Toledo Zoo. (IUCN: Extinct in the wild)
  • Karsten's girdled lizard (Zonosaurus karsteni) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: European polecat (Mustela putorius) at the Moscow Zoo.
  • Picture of grey-tailed moustached monkeys (Cercopithecus cephus cephodes) named Arlo and Blue at Park Assango, ONG Animal's World in Libreville, Gabon.
  • A broad-banded watersnake (Nerodia fasciata confluens) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A jewel cichlid (Hemichromis bimaculatus) at the Singapore Zoo.
  • Photo: Venezuelan redstripe (Avicularia minatrix) at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, UT.
  • Picture of a spotted shag (Phalacrocorax punctatus) at the Auckland Zoo.
  • A federally endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow, Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis. This bird is down to about 2,000 individuals and declining, with nearly all found within Everglades National Park in south Florida.
  • A full grown Madagascan dwarf chameleon (Brookesia minima) in Madagascar. This species is endangered.
  • Picture of a female Bonaparte's gull, Chroicocephalus philadelphia, at the Santa Barbara Zoo.
  • Photo: Black-necked stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Photo: Palawan binturong (Arctictis binturong whitei) eating a banana at the Nashville Zoo.
  • Photo: BocourtÕs arboreal alligator lizard (Abronia vasconcelosii) at Urban Ark Conservation
  • A fat tailed gerbil (Pachyuromys duprasi) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: Red-legged seriama (Cariama cristata) from Parc des Oiseaux in Villars Les Dombes, France.
  • A red fox (Vulpes vulpes vulpes) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.
  • A male robber frog (in the Craugastor punctariolus series) at the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project. This is a project designed to establish captive breeding populations of frogs at risk of extinction from the frog-killing Chytrid fungus.
  • Sara, the endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered whooping crane (Grus americana), at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. This is an educational bird.
  • Picture of a juvenile common or European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley.
  • Photo: A Javan banded pitta (Hydrornis guajanus) at Bali Bird Park in Bali, Indonesia.
  • Photo: Crucifix Toad (Notaden bennettii) at the Melbourne Zoo
  • A rufous-tailed weaver (Histurgops ruficauda) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.
  • Yellowfin madtoms (Noturus flavipinnis) a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.
  • Picture of a Texas coral snake (Micrurus tener) with a color and pattern mutation at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A seepage salamander (Desmognathus aeneus) at a private collection.
  • A tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Photo: A red-faced crombec (Sylvietta whytii) in Gorongosa National Park.
  • Texas ratsnake (Elaphe obsoleta lindheimeri) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A cork bark leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus pietschmanni) from a private collection.
  • Photo: A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Photo: A male Jones’s silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera jonesi) at a private collection.
  • An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Miller Park Zoo.
  • Photo: Yellow-banded pipefish (Doryrhamphus pessuliferus) at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada.
  • A cave salamander (Eurycea lucifuga) at Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Picture of a common toad-headed turtle (Mesoclemmys nasuta) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Photo: Eurasian pond turtle (Mauremys rivulata) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • An old world harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered horned guan (Oreophasis derbianus)
  • Picture of a multiband butterflyfish (Chaetodon multicinctus) from Pure Aquariums.
  • Photo: An Angolan or half-banded gartersnake (Elapsoidea semiannulata) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Photo: A ranger marsupial frog (Gastrotheca orophylax) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Photo: A male and female Bornean keeled green pit viper (Tropidolaemus subannulatus) at the Avilon Wildlife Conservation Foundation.
  • A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Cuban crocodile (Crocodylus rhombifer).
  • A Hartlaub's turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A vulnerable Northern straight-mouth nase or Douro nase (Pseudochondrostoma duriense) at Environmental Education Center in Portugal.
  • Puerto Rican crested toad (Peltophryne lemur) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas. (IUCN: Critically Endangered, and federally threatened)
  • A greater roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) at the Sutton Avian Research Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
  • Picture of a red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) at Reptile Gardens.
  • Picture of two vulnerable California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Picture of a Wheeler's knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus) at the LA Zoo.
  • A fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis) at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS.
  • Photo: A big blue octopus or day octopus (Octopus cyanea) at the Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Topeka shiners (Notropis topeka) at the University of Kansas Field Station. (US: Endangered)
  • Photo: A Wagner's gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Photo: Luciosoma trinema (no common name) at Zoo Negara.
  • Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered, Grand Cayman blue iguana (Cyclura lewisi) at the Sedwick County Zoo in Wichita, KS.
  • Cape Fear shiner (Notropis mekistocholas) an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered species at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.
  • Photo: Crested sculpin, Blepsias bilobus, at the Alaska SeaLife Center.
  • Picture of a whip-fin wrasse (Cirrhilabrus filamentosus) at Pure Aquariums.
  • Photo: A common cavia (Cavia aperea) at Tierpark Berlin.
  • Picture of a Blue-streaked lory (Eos reticulata) at the Columbus Zoo.
  • Photo: A margarite nassa mud snail (Nassarius margaritifer) at the Akron Zoo.
  • A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) at the Gladys Porter Zoo.
  • Picture of a house mouse (Mus musculus) named Peppa at the Point Defiance Zoo.
  • Picture of a vulnerable Dinnik's viper (Vipera dinniki) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • A robber frog (Pristimantis species) near Limon, Ecuador.
  • A critically endangered Florida bonneted bat (Eumops floridanus).
  • A furrowed wood turtle (Rhinoclemmys areolata) at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City.
  • Picture of a lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus) named Slider at the LA Zoo.
  • Photo: Irwin's turtle (Elseya irwini) at Turtles Australia.
  • Photo: A bay pipefish, Syngnathus leptorhynchus, at the Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Photo: Eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) at the Audubon Insectarium.
  • Picture of Rajah, a male white Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
  • Photo: Red beard sponge (Microciona prolifera) from Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratories.
  • Photo: Java combtail (Belontia hasselti) at Zoo Negara.
  • A gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) at the Safari Land Pet Store.
  • Photo: Southern festive amazon, Amazona festiva, at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Photo: A common bronzewing (Phaps chalcoptera) at Zoo Plzeň.
  • Photo: Ramulus sp. "SulawesiÓ at the Budapest Zoo. This species is new to science.
  • Picture of the feet of a Spanish eagle owl (Bubo bubo hispanus) at the Palm Beach Zoo.
  • Picture of a lion's mane nudibranch or sea slug (Melibe leonina) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Picture of an endangered Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Photo: A cork bark leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus pietschmanni) from a private collection.
  • Photo: Aknot, a five-year-old Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) photographed in Utah.
  • Photo: A federally endangered roanoke logperch (Persina rex) at Conservation Fisheries.
  • Photo: Warm Springs pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis pectoralis) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV. This species is listed as vulnerable on IUCN's red list.
  • Photo: A tule elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) at Tierpark Berlin.
  • A green tree frog (Hyla cinerea) at the Rolling Hills zoo.
  • Photo: Black-crested finch (Lophospingus pusillus) in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Picture of Larry, a Mbu puffer fish (Tetraodon mbu) at Pet Paradise.
  • Photo: Tam Dao stick insects (Andropromachus scutatus) at the Moscow Zoo.
  • A Florida cooter (Pseudemys floridana) at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City.
  • Photo: A male Lewis silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera lewisi) at Penang Bird Park.
  • Photo: A finger sponge (Haliclona oculata) at the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay, ME.
  • Picture of a coconut lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus haematodus) at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • Photo: Red-spot assassin bug (Platymeris laevicollis) at the Bugarium at the Albuquerque BioPark.
  • Picture of Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus) at the Tulsa Zoo.
  • Photo: A fox squirrel, Sciurus niger.
  • Photo: Sand's cory (Corydoras davidsandsi) at Dallas World Aquarium.
  • Picture of a giant red hermit crab (Petrochirus diogenes) in a manmade glass shell at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab.
  • A laughing kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
  • Photo: A tarantula (Phormictopus platus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Photo: A Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica) at the Madrid Zoo.
  • A white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, Kansas.
  • Picture of two vulnerable Malayan flat shelled turtles (Notochelys platynota) at the Knoxville Zoo.
  • Spotted darter (Etheostoma maculatum) collected from Big Darby Creek near Circleville, OH.
  • Photo: American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) at the Lincoln Children's Zoo.
  • An adult female wolf spider (Tigrosa helluo).
  • Photo: A common viper, Vipera berus berus, at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.
  • Picture of a round pearlshell (Glebula rotundata) collected from the Chipola River near Wewahitchka, Florida.
  • Photo: A softshell clam (Mya arenaria) at the Maine State Aquarium in West Boothbay, ME.
  • Photo: A little owl (Athene noctua vidalii) at Parque Biologico.
  • Photo: A rodent native to the cloud forest.
  • Photo: Cockroach (Eurycotis opaca) at the Budapest Zoo.
  • A Mertens' water monitor (Varanus mertensi) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.
  • Timor python (Python timoriensis) at the Detroit Zoo.
  • Photo: A Doris longwing (Heliconius doris) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A cocoa thrush (Turdus fumigatus fumigatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.
  • Photo: Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.
  • 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.
  • Larval central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens) from Missouri State University.
  • Photo: Emerald shiner (Notropis atherinoides) at the University Lab at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul.
  • Photo: A unidentified scorpion (Iomachus sp.) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Florida green water snake (Nerodia floridana) at the Archbold Biological Station.
  • A killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) at the Columbus Zoo.
  • A Hartlaub's turaco (Tauraco hartlaubi) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: A pronghorn spiny lobster (Panulirus penicillatus) at Semirara Marine Hatchery Laboratory in the Philippines.
  • Photo: Alpine blotched blue tongue skinks (Tiliqua nigrolutea) from a private collection.
  • Desert hairy scorpion (Hadrurus arizonensis) at the Great Plains Zoo.
  • Photo: Moluccan king parrot (Alisterus amboinensis amboinensis) at Loro Parque Fundacion
  • American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis).
  • Photo: Scarlet mormon (Papilio deiphobus rumanzovia) at the Jumalon Butterfly Sanctuary on Cebu Island in the Philippines.
  • A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Anegada ground iguana (cyclura pinguis) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
  • A female pearl crescent butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) from Dieken Prairie near Undadilla, Nebraska.
  • Photo: An unidentified damselfly at Cedar Point Biological Station.
  • A male white-spotted glass frog or white-spotted cochran frog (Sachatamia albomaculata), a species native to Panama and Central America, at Zoo Atlanta.
  • An African jewel beetle (Pachnoda flaviventris) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Photo: Cantor's giant softshell turtle (Pelochelys cantorii) at Zoo Negara.
  • A praying mantis (Epitenodera capitata), collected in Gorongosa National Park.
  • A Tanzanian long-claw scorpion (Lomachus politus) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Photo: Pacific lamprey (Entosphenus tridentatus) at the MK Nature Center in Boise, Idaho.
  • Picture of a Black and gold bumblebee (Bombus auricomus).
  • Photo: A Mangrove salt marsh snake (Nerodia clarkii compressicauda) at a private collection.
  • Photo: A South American gray fox, Lycalopex griseus, at the Santiago Zoo.
  • African Striped Skink (Trachylepis striata) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Picture of a red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis borealis) at the Virginia Aquarium.
  • A red phased Eastern screech owl (Megascops asio floridanus) at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey.
  • A West Usambara two-horned chameleon (Kinyongia multituberculata) at the Houston Zoo.
  • A fisher (Martes pennanti) at the New York State Zoo, Watertown, New York.
  • Picture of a pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • A White's tree frog (Pelodryas caerulea) at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.
  • Picture of a scorpion mud turtle (Kinosternon scorpioides) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Photo: A FranklinÕs ground squirrel (Poliocitellus franklinii) at the Wildlife Rescue Center of Minnesota.
  • Picture of a vulnerable (IUCN) and federally endangered Palawan peacock-pheasant (Polyplectron napoleonis) at Pheasant Heaven, a private pheasant breeding center near Clinton, NC.
  • A white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, Kansas.
  • Picture of a sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) at the Tulsa Zoo.
  • A spotfin shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera).
  • Photo: Two critically endangered Mhorr's gazelles (Gazella dama mhorr) at the Budapest Zoo.
  • Photo: Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish (Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes) at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge near Pahrump, NV.
  • Photo: Two killifish (Aphanius saldae) at the Zoological Society of London.
  • Picture of a critically endangered Ridgway's hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
  • Photo: An Asian openbill stork (Anastomus oscitans) at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center - Wildlife Alliance.
  • Photo: An ornate wrasse (Halichoeres ornatissimus) at SeaWorld San Diego.
  • Photo: Guianan toucanet (Selenidera piperivora) from Le Parc des Oiseaux in Villars Les Dombes, France.
  • Photo: Heart crab (Phyllolithodes papillosus) at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK.
  • Photo: An Antilles pinktoe (Caribena versicolor) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.
  • Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana augustaevictoriae) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Orange-winged Amazon (Amazona amazonica amazonica) at Cafam Zoo in Melgar, Colombia.
  • Photo: A South American barn owl (Tyto alba tuidara) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.
  • Picture of a whooper swan, Cygnus cygnus, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • Photo: A rainbow shiner (Notropis chrosomus) at Fish Biodiversity Lab, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Picture of a Postman butterfly (Heliconius melpomene plesseni) at the Saint Louis Zoo.
  • Photo: Texas tan tarantula (Aphonopelma anax) at Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Picture of a blue-faced parrotfinch (Erythrura trichroa) from a private collection.
  • Photo: An endangered Seychelles giant millipede (Sechelleptus seychellarum) Shaldon Wildlife Trust in Shaldon, England.
  • Photo: A high-casqued chameleon (Chamaeleo hoehneli) at the Houston Zoo.
  • A studio portrait of an American goldfinch (Spinus tristis pallidus) in Nebraska.
  • A pair of vulnerable 1-year-old fossas, Cryptoprocta ferox, at the Omaha Zoo. This is Madagascar's largest mammalian predator, and it's numbers are declining in the wild.
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  • Picture of a grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.
  • Photo: Golden tree snake (Dendrelaphis punctulatus) at Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Picture of critically endangered, yearling Burmese star tortoises (Geochelone platynota) at the Turtle Conservancy.
  • Photo: Little blue heron (Florida caerulea) at the National Aviary of Colombia.
  • Photo: An Asian painted frog, or chubby frog (Kaloula pulchra) from the Fish N Stuff pet store in Yankton.
  • Central newt (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, IA.
  • Canal zone treefrog (Hypsiboas rufitelus) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • A Sonoran desert toad (Incilius alvarius) at the Tulsa Zoo.
  • Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) ducklings.
  • Photo: A Cuban bronze tarantula (Phormictopus auratus) at Museum of Nature South Tyrol.
  • Picture of a sea squirt (Styela plicata) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.
  • A bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species at the Atlanta Zoo.
  • Picture of an Indonesian masked lapwing (Vanellus miles) at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park.
  • Picture of a striped surf perch (Embiotoca lateralis) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.
  • Photo: Eight-lined Wrasse (Pseudocheilinus octotaenia) from Pure Aquariums.
  • Photo: Smooth-fronted caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus) from a private collection.
  • A female jungle nymph walking stick (Heteropteryx dilatata) in a defensive posture, at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.
  • Photo: Greater adujutant stork (Leptoptilos dubius) at Kamla Nehru Zoological Garden, Ahmedabad, India.
  • A metallic green bee (Agapostemon virescens), which along with other bee species is a locally important pollinator of field crops.
  • A three-month-old baby chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) named Ruben at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo. Listed as endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered
  • A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Jamaican boa (Chilabothrus subflavus) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • An endangered San Lucas marsupial frog (Gastrotheca pseustes) tadpole collected near Pilalo, Ecuador.
  • Picture of a hispanola giant anole (Anolis ricordi) at the Saint Louis Zoo.
  • Picture of a tropical screech owl (Megascops choliba luctisomus) at the Summit Municipal Park in Gamboa, Panama.
  • Picture of a fork-tailed kite (Milvus migrans affinis) at the Healesville Sanctuary.
  • A long-tailed antlion (Scotoleon nigrilabris), near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Picture of a female greater snow goose, Chen caerulescens atlanticus, at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • Photo: A male Violaceous euphonia (Euphonia violacea) at Zoopark Zajezd.
  • Japanese pond turtle (Mauremys japonica) at the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • Picture of two critically endangered ploughshare tortoises (Astrochelys yniphora) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Mitchell’s lorikeet (Trichoglossus forsteni mitchellii) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Two Zanzibar red bishops (Euplectes nigroventris) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. The male is more colorful than the female.
  • Picture of a female, one-year old leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis chinensis) named Asia.
  • Photo: Harlequin Tusk (Choerodon fasciatus) at Pure Aquariums.
  • A radiated ratsnake (Coelognathus radiatus) at the Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Photo: A female black vasa, Coracopsis nigra nigra, at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Photo: A Peruvian coastal boa (Boa constrictor ortonii) at Parque Zoológico Huachipa in Lima, Peru.
  • Pickerel frog (Lithobates palustris) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
  • Photo: Scarlet badis (Dario dario) from a private collection.
  • A crevice spiny lizard (Sceloporus poinsettii) at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, KS
  • Photo: An eared dove (Zenaida auriculata auriculata) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.
  • Photo: A raspberry pyrausta moth (Pyrausta signatalis) caught from the wild near Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Photo: An Indian tawny eagle (Aquila rapax vindhiana) named Hare at The International Centre for Birds of Prey in England.
  • Photo: A male Lined kalij pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos lineata) at Penang Bird Park.
  • A federally threatened spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus crocodilus) at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo.
  • A juvenile musk ox (Ovibos moschatus moschatus) at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, AK.
  • Photo: A rough-footed mud turtle (Kinosternon hirtipes murrayi) at the Conservation Department of the San Antonio Zoo.
  • Photo: A chestnut-sided warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) at the Wildlife Rehab Center of Minnesota.
  • An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Higgins eye pearly mussel (Lampsilis higginsii) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery, Genoa, Wisconsin.
  • Photo: Female giant lime green stick insect (Diapherodes gigantea) at the Exmoor Zoo.
  • Malaysian horned leaf frog (Megophrys nasuta) from a private collection.
  • Photo: A female lineated pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos lineata) at a private collection.
  • Photo: A scorpion (Buthacus leptochelys) at the University of Porto in Portugal
  • Photo: Alpine field mouse (Apodemus alpicola) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • An acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) at Wildlife Images, an animal rehabilitation center near Merlin, Oregon.
  • Photo: A Malayan porcupine (Hystrix brachyura brachyura) at Bali Safari.
  • Photo: A goldeye (Hiodon alosoides) at the Schramm Education Center near Gretna, NE.
  • Picture of an endangered rowi kiwi or okarito kiwi (Apteryx rowi) at the West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.
  • Photo: A green whip snake (Hierophis carbonarius) at Reptiland in Riva del Garda Italy.
  • An old world harvest mouse (Micromys minutus) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • "Luna", a hand-raised, 56-day-old red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus) at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. Critically Endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered.
  • Photo: A hoverfly (Syrphus or Toxomerus species) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.
  • Photo: A Yamatonuma shrimp (Caridina japonica) at Aquarium Berlin.
  • Photo: Copper-headed trinket snake, Coeglanathus radiatus, at the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Photo: A redspotted sunfish (Lepomis miniatus) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.
  • A Spanish ribbed newt (Pleurodeles waltl).
  • Picture of a least sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Photo: A South American barn owl (Tyto alba tuidara) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.
  • An endangered Mexican alligator lizard (Abronia graminea) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Photo: A Neuwied's pitviper (Bothrops diporus) at the Central Florida Zoo.
  • Photo: Scottish wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia) at Wildcat Haven.
  • Photo: A juvenile superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii) from Parrots in Paradise, a bird attraction in Glass House Mountains, Queensland.
  • Four-striped grass mouse (Rhabdomys pumilio) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A black-capped vireo (Vireo atricapilla) at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Photo: Darkling beetle Larvae (Zophobas morio) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Photo: A blue-black grassquit (Volatinia jacarina jacarina) at the Membeca Lagos Farm, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Photo: Giant pikehead (Luciocephalus pulcher) at Zoo Negara.
  • Photo: Southern citril (Crithagra hyposticta) in Santa Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.
  • Photo: A Cameroon dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus conraui) at Zoopark Zajezd.
  • A Malaysian golden gliding frog (Polypedates leucomystax) from a private collection.
  • A wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) at the Great Plains Zoo.
  • Photo: A sling-jaw wrasse (Epibulus insidiator) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.
  • Photo: A stick insect (Bacillus atticus) at Parco Natura Viva in Bussolengo, Italy.
  • Photo: A great-tailed grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus prosopidicola) at Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation in Hutchins, TX.
  • An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered pygmy madtom (Noturus stanauli) at Conservation Fisheries. This stream fish is only found in the Clinch and Duck River drainages in Tennessee.
  • Photo: A critically endangered female Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata) at the Singapore Zoo.
  • Photo: Guianan toucanet (Selenidera piperivora) from Le Parc des Oiseaux in Villars Les Dombes, France.
  • Vine snake (Oxybelis aeneus) at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
  • Photo: A serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) at Wildwood Trust near Canterbury, England.
  • Photo: A Hercules baboon spider (Hysterocrates hercules) at Petra Aqua
  • Photo: A undescribed species of water frog (Telmatobius sp.) at Museo De Historia Natural Alcide d'Orbigny, a natural history museum and rare amphibian breeding center in Chocabamba Bolivia.
  • A ranita de cristal (Cochranella euknemos) at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Photo: A new frog species (Hyloxalus sp. nov.
  • Picture of a Speke's hingback tortoise (Kinixys spekii) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Photo: Valley Flame crayfish, Cambarus deweesae, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. This specimen is from Erwin, TN.
  • A female Edward's pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) at the Jurong Bird Park. Formerly: Vietnamese pheasnt (Lophura hatinhensis).
  • Photo: An Iberian magpie (Cyanopica cooki) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Photo: A plateau orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile squamosum) at the Oklahoma City Zoo. This animal was collected in Lower Illinois River, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
  • A blue-spotted salamander (Ambystoma laterale) at the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Photo: Suckermouth minnow (Phenacobius mirabilis) collected from Big Darby Creek near Circleville, OH.
  • Photo: A spiny softshell turtle (Trionyx spiniferus) at Reptile Gardens.
  • Picture of male and female common eiders (Somateria mollissima dresseri) at the Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • Photo: A common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus tinnunculus) at Parque Biologico.
  • Spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa), at Zoo Atlanta.
  • Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered six-day-old Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) at the Minnesota Zoo.
  • Photo: A bluegrass crayfish (Cambarus batchi) collected near Waco, Kentucky, by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab.
  • Kelly, an endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) at the Houston Zoo.
  • Photo: Blackside darter (Percina maculata) at the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs.
  • A northern red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber ruber) at the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • Picture of a large-eyed pit viper (Cryptelytrops macrops) at the Dallas Zoo.
  • Photo: White woodpecker (Melanerpes candidus) in Choussy, France.
  • Photo: A female America golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos canadensis) at World Bird Sanctuary near St. Louis, MO. Her name is Kili, which is Lakota for “Awesome”.
  • A steppe eagle (Aquila nipalensis) at Ocean Park in Hong Kong.
  • Portrait of a male northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus).
  • Photo: A treefrog (Rhacophorus pardalis) at the University of the Phillippines.
  • Photo: A critically endangered pied tamarin (Saguinus bicolor) at Cetas-IBAMA, a wildlife rehab center in Manaus, Brazil.
  • Picture of a Sora rail (Porzana carolina) at Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • A snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) at Scaly Dave’s Herp Shack in Manhattan, KS.
  • A green tree python (Morelia viridis) at the Riverside Zoo.
  • Picture of a Bermuda diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin). This may soon be designated as a separate subspecies or even a full species, and was photographed at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
  • Photo: A banded pygmy sunfish (Elassoma zonatum) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • A Schneider's skink (Eumeces schneideri schneideri) at the Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa, Florida.
  • Picture of a dead keyhole sand dollar (Mellita quinquiesperforata) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.
  • Photo: An undescribed crayfish species (Cambarus cf.) collected from Clear Creek, Trenton, Alabama, by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab. This species is brand new to science and will be named in the near future.
  • Photo: Springer damsel (Chrysiptera springeri) photographed at Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.
  • Photo: A blue diamond tetra (Alestopeteisius smykalai) at the Singapore Zoo's River Safari area.
  • Picture of an orange-cheeked Waxbill (Estrilda melpoda) at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park.
  • Picture of a Potto (Perodicticus potto) at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
  • Picture of an endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes) at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
  • Studio portrait of red knots (Calidris canutus). The species is a candidate for listing under the Endangered Species Act due to a rapid decline in population. It is on one food during it's northward migration: horseshoe crab eggs. Overfishing of the crabs has led a dramatic the decline of both knots and crabs.
  • Eastern indigo snake, Drymarchon corais couperi, at the Toledo Zoo. This species is federally threatened.
  • Photo: A leafcutter bee (Megachile parallela) near Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Photo: Shingleback skink (Tiliqua rugosus) at the Denver Zoo.
  • Photo: A male Lewis silver pheasant (Lophura nycthemera lewisi) at Penang Bird Park.
  • Photo: A endangered Tigrina stingray (Potamotrygon tigrina) at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas NV.
  • Photo: Spotted tanager (Tangara punctata) at the Nashville Zoo.
  • Photo: An undescribed crayfish species (Cambarus cf.) collected from Clear Creek, Trenton, Alabama, by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab. This species is brand new to science and will be named in the near future.
  • Photo: Crab spider (Synema globosum) at Graham's Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard.
  • An ariel toucan (Ramphastos ariel) at the Dallas World Aquarium.
  • Picture of an endangered Meller's duck (Anas melleri) at the Sylvan Heights Bird Park.
  • Photo: White-footed tamarin (Saguinus leucopus) at Parque Jaime Duque near Bogota, Colombia.
  • Photo: Savannah sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mongolian jird (Meriones unguiculatus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • Raggiana Bird-of-paradise (Paradisaea raggiana augustaevictoriae) at the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • Blackside darter (Percina maculata) at the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs.
  • An Arizona ridge-nosed rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Photo: Malayan Cave Racer (Orthriophis taeniurus ridleyi) at the Singapore Zoo.
  • Pupae of the golden birdwing (Troides helena) at the McGuire Center of the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  • Photo: A Gilded flicker (Colaptes chrysoides) at Liberty Wildlife in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Photo: Cooper creek turtle (Emydura macquarii emmotti) at Templestowe College
  • Aruba Island rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus unicolor) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.
  • Photo: A Chaco tortoise (Chelonoidis chilensis) at the Santiago Zoo in Chile.
  • Photo: A juvenile female Elliot's pheasant (Syrmaticus ellioti) at Tierpark Berlin.
  • Photo: Rio Grande chirping frog (Eleutherodactylus cystignathoides) at the San Antonio Zoo.
  • Photo: Italian fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra gigliolii, at Parco Natura Viva.
  • A red-bellied side-necked turtle (Emydura subglobosa ) at the Fort Worth Zoo.
  • An endangered (IUCN and US) golden-cheeked warbler (Dendroica chrysoparia) at Fort Hood, Texas.
  • Photo: Puff-faced water snake (Homalopsis buccata) at the Singapore Zoo.
  • Borneo eared frog (Polypedates otilophus) at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
  • Photo: PrevostÕs squirrel (Callosciurus prevostii prevostii) at Zoo Negara.
  • Photo: White-tailed sea-eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
  • A studio portrait of a vulnerable (IUCN) male lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) that was caught to be radio collared.
  • A Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides).
  • Picture of a common collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas
  • An endangered (IUCN) Beal's four-eyed turtle (Sacalia bealei) at the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • A blue tailed ameiva (Pholidoscelis auberi) lizard at Scaly Dave's Herp Shack.
  • Photo: A Peleides blue morpho (Morpho peleides) at the Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Photo: Fiji banded iguana (Brachylophus fasciatus) at the Houston Zoo. (IUCN: Endangered)
  • Picture of a silk worm (Bombyx mori) coccoon with a dead pupae next to it.
  • Photo: Red lory (Eos bornea) at Loro Parque Fundacion.
  • Fringed ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria ornata) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Photo: A pucayacu morph of the Darwin-Wallace poison dart frog (Epipedobates darwinwallacei) at Centro Jambatu in Quito, Ecuador.
  • A Barbary falcon (Falco pelegrinoides).
  • An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Virgin Islands boa (Chilabothrus granti) at Toledo Zoo.
  • Malachite green butterfly (Siproeta stelenes) at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
  • Picture of a South American bushmaster (Lachesis muta muta) at the Central Florida Zoo.
  • Western cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorous leucostoma) at the Tulsa Zoo.
  • Photo: A green-cheeked, or red-crowned, Amazon parrot (Amazona viridigenalis) at the Kansas City Zoo.
  • An endangered plated leaf pygmy chameleon (Brookesia minima) at the Omaha Zoo.
  • Picture of a western fat-tailed dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus medius) at the Duke Lemur Center. His name is 'Osprey'. This species keeps fat stored in its tail in order to go into hibernation or torpor for several weeks in the winter.
  • A Colombian rainbow boa (Epicrates cenchria marus) at the Great Plains Zoo.
  • Photo: Smooth-fronted caiman (Paleosuchus trigonatus) at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm.
  • Photo: A Brazilian three-banded armadillo (Tolypeutes tricinctus) at the Denver Zoo, Denver, Colorado.
  • Picture of a critically endangered juvenile red headed vulture (Sarcogyps calvus) at Parco Natura Viva in Bussolengo, Italy.
  • Photo: Tree coral (Dendrophyllia ramea) at the Lisbon Aquarium
  • A group of Augochlorine green sweat bees (Augochlorirni) photographed at a studio in Lincoln, NE.
  • Picture of an endangered Louisiana pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus ruthveni) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas
  • Photo: A redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti) at the Taronga Zoo.
  • Photo: A South American puffing snake (Pseustes sulphureus) at the Brevard Zoo.
  • Photo: Pyne's ground plum or Guthrie's ground-plum (Astragalus bibullatus), a federally endangered plant that exists only in a one-mile-square area outside of Nashville within the 'cedar glades' ecosystem.
  • European fire salamander (Salamandra salamandra bernardezi) at the St. Louis Zoo.
  • Picture of a vulnerable Hispaniolan or Haitian slider turtle (Trachemys decorata) at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo.
  • Photo: Tungara frog (Engystomops pustulosus) from the wild in Gamboa, Panama.
  • Photo: Two black-faced quailfinch (Ortygospiza atricollis) at the Zoo Berlin.
  • Young grackles, Quiscalus quiscula, at the home of wildlife rescuer in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  • Photo: A female Korean ring necked pheasant (Phasianus colchicus karpowi) at the Plzen Zoo.
  • Picture of a Nancy Ma's night monkey (Aotus nancymaae) at the Dallas World Aquarium.
  • Picture of a paradise shelduck (Tadorna variegata) at The Animal Sanctuary, an animal rehab center in Warkworth, New Zealand.
  • Photo: Timor monitor (Varanus timorensis) at Wroclaw Zoo.
  • Twin spot rattlesnake (Crotalus pricei) at the Fresno Chaffe Zoo.
  • Photo: Hawaiian monk seal (Neomonachus schauinslandi) at the Minnesota Zoo. All were photographed under the authority of NMFS MMPA/ESA Permit No. 17967-01.
  • Picture of a vulnerable giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla) at Sunset Zoo.
  • Picture of a banded huntsman spider (Holconia immanis) at the Taronga Zoo.
  • A pineapple color variant of the green-cheeked conure (Pyrrhura molinae). This bird is a male named Squirt.
  • Photo: A baboon tarantula (Harpactira overdijki) from a private collection.
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