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A close-up view of a giraffe's head facing the audience. Behind it is a blue sky with clouds.

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Left to right: Leland J. S. Pierce of NM Department of Game and Fish, ABQ BioPark Curator of Herpetology Stacey Sekscienski, and Dr. Ivana Mali from North Carolina State University each hold one of the turtles at the Black River release site. Photo courtesy of Ana Sapp

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Close up of three juvenile Rio Grande cooters walking away from human hands that released them on the river bank. Photo courtesy of Ana Sapp

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A Rio Grande Cooter peeks out of the river amongst blades of grass. Photo courtesy of Ana Sapp