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A Gordon’s wildcat (Felis lybica gordoni) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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A Gordon’s wildcat (Felis lybica gordoni) at Zoopark Zajezd.

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A critically endangered Philippine eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) at the Philippine Eagle Center, Philippines.

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A giant Asian pond turtle (Heosemys grandis) at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Cambodia. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii) named Madeline at the Brevard Zoo.

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An eastern grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) at the Nashville Zoo.

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An eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) at the Nashville Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. This animal lost a leg due to an animal attack, but it has been an educational animal at the Nashville Zoo for 22 years. Her name is Hickory.

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An endangered female white-crowned hornbill (Berenicornis comatus) at the Avilon Zoo.

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A tawny owl (Strix aluco sylviatica) at the Wildlife Rescue Center of Rome.

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A female sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) named Najma at the North Carolina Zoo.

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A female sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) named Najma at the North Carolina Zoo.

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A female sand cat (Felis margarita harrisoni) named Najma at the North Carolina Zoo.

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An Eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey at a private collection in Lincoln, NE.

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An Eastern great horned owl (Bubo virginianus virginianus) named Halsey at a private collection in Lincoln, NE.

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A Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) from a private collection.

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A Gunnison’s prairie dog (Cynomys gunnisoni) from a private collection.

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A female Humboldt’s flying squirrel (Glaucomys oregonensis) at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo. This squirrel’s name is Truffles.

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A cloncurry ringneck (Barnadius zonarius macgillivrayi) at Loro Parque Fundacion.

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A cloncurry ringneck (Barnadius zonarius macgillivrayi) at Loro Parque Fundacion.

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A Florida cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus floriduanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A Florida cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus floriduanus) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida. This individual was brought into human care from the rehab center in Marathon, FL, when it was determined it wouldn’t survive in the wild with a missing eye.

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A plains least weasel (Mustela nivalis campestris) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Center. This animal is in his winter coat of white. His coat will turn brown in the summer.

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A plains least weasel (Mustela nivalis campestris) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab Center. This animal is in his winter coat of white. His coat will turn brown in the summer.

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A critically endangered and federally endangered female Eastern black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis michaeli) named Bibi at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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A black-throated monitor (Varanus albigularis microstictus) named Vulture, at Cub Creek Science Camp in Rolla, MO.

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A Florida barred owl (Strix varia georgica) at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Jacksonville, Florida.

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A white-breasted cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus) at the Audubon Zoo, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A bandtail searobin (Prionotus ophryas) at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. This is part of the Audubon Nature Institute. This species has fin rays that are modified from the front of the pectoral fins, enabling the animal to walk and probe for food in the sand on the ocean floor.

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A Mackinder’s eagle owl (Bubo capensis mackinderi) at the Rodbaston Animal Zone on behalf of the World Owl Trust.

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A Mackinder’s eagle owl (Bubo capensis mackinderi) at the Rodbaston Animal Zone on behalf of the World Owl Trust.

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A European eagle owl (Bubo bubo bubo) at the Rodbaston Animal Zone on behalf of the World Owl Trust.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at the Huachipa Zoo. This kitten was brought to the zoo as a baby after the mother was killed by wildlife poachers to get the babies.

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A red leg hermit crab (Clibanarius digueti) at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO.

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A spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata chapmani) at Zoologico de Quito.

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A juvenile margay named ‘Diego’ (Leopardus wiedii pirrensis) at the Quito Zoo in Quito, Ecuador. This animal was found abandoned as a two-month-old kitten. He was reared at the zoo so that he would dislike humans, a necessity in order to eventually be released back into the wild at about 18 months of age.

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A critically endangered fledgling white-shouldered ibis (Pseudibis davisoni) at the Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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