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American Bald Eagle perched near Mill Creek at Peck Ranch Conservation Area

American Bald Eagle perched near Mill Creek at Peck Ranch Conservation Area
American Bald Eagle perched near Mill Creek at Peck Ranch Conservation Area More

American Bison

large, dark bison in snowy field
A herd of American bison roam in a snow/ice storm during the snowstorm at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines, Mo. More

American Burying Beetle

Image of an American burying beetle
The American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) used to be common but is now a critically endangered species. It only occurs in a few places in the United States. The Saint Louis Zoo, with other conservation institutions including MDC, has a captive breeding program and is working to restore this species to the wild. More

American burying beetle

American burying beetle
Entomologists have not found this carrion feeder on a Missouri native prairie remnant since the 1970s. The Saint Louis Zoo in partnership with MDC is releasing about 150 pairs of American burying beetles at the Wah-Kon-Tah Prairie north of El Dorado Springs, Mo. Also partnering in the project is The Nature Conservancy of Missouri and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More

American burying beetle feeds on dead pen-raised quail

American burying beetle feeds on dead pen-raised quail
American burying beetles feed on carrion, and mating pairs bury small animals to feed themselves and their young. The beetles released at Wah-Kon-Tah were buried in a hand-dug hole with a dead pen-raised quail. More