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A few nice endangered species animals images I found:


Voodoo Heads
endangered species animals
Image by AdamCohn
More dead animal heads. Exotic birds, cats, crocodiles, you name it, all for voodoo rituals. Bohicon, Benin, West Africa.


NYC - Bronx - Bronx Zoo - World of Reptiles - Alligator Snapping Turtles
endangered species animals
Image by wallyg
The Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) is the largest freshwater turtle in North America. It is a larger and slightly less aggressive relative of the Common Snapping Turtle. The epithet temminckii is in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.

Alligator snapping turtles are found throughout the watershed of the Mississippi River in the United States, and in the Missouri River as far north as Gavings Point Dam in South Dakota.

The alligator snapping turtle is characterized by a large, heavy head and a long, thick tail with three dorsal ridges of large scales (osteoderms) giving it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs. They can be immediately distinguished from the common snapper by the three distinct rows of spikes and raised plates on the carapace, whereas the common snapper has a smoother carapace. They are a solid gray, brown, black, or olive-green in color, and often covered with algae. They have radiating yellow patterns around the eyes, serving to break up the outline of the eye and keep the turtle camouflaged. Their eyes are also surrounded by a star-shaped arrangement of fleshy filamentous "eyelashes."

vulnerable to humans from habitat loss and hunting for their carapaces, it is classified as Vulnerable (CR) by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

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The Bronx Zoo, located within the Bronx Park, is the largest metropolitan zoo in the United States, comprising 265 acres of parklands and naturalistic habitats and home to over 4,000 animals. Focused on conservation, it opened on November 8, 1899, with 22 exhibits, 843 animals. The zoo's origins date back to 1895, with the establishment of the New York Zoological Society (NYZS), renamed Wild Conservation Society (WCS) in 1993. Only the outer structure of the World of Reptiles remains much as it was in 1899. With the 1941 opening of African Plains, the Bronx Zoo was one of the first U.S. zoos to move away from cages and exhibit animals in naturalistic habitats.

 
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