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Endangered Golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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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.

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A Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis) a federally-endangered rodent, at the Univ. of South Carolina. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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A vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) at the Riverbanks Zoo, Columbia, South Carolina.

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The extinct Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces). This photo was taken at the Maguire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Gainesville, FL. This is located on the campus of the University of Florida and is part of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

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Miss Sandy Hill, a federally endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla), at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. Only 110 of this sandhill crane subspecies exists in the wild. Only another 45 birds are in captivity.

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Miss Sandy Hill, a federally endangered Mississippi sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pulla), at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. Only 110 of this sandhill crane subspecies exists in the wild. Only another 45 birds are in captivity.

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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.

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A Perdido Key beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis) a federally-endangered rodent, at the Univ. of South Carolina. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) a federally endangered plant that is native to wetlands on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

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Fringed campion flowers (Silene polypetala), a federally endangered plant that’s native to rich hardwood forests of Georgia and Florida.

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Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) a federally endangered plant that is native to wetlands on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

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Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum) a federally endangered plant that is native to wetlands on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

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A bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species at the Atlanta Zoo.

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A bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species at the Atlanta Zoo.

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A bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) an endangered (IUCN) and federally threatened species at the Atlanta Zoo.

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A St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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A Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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An Alabama canebrake pitcher plant (Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia. (US: Endangered)

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An American chaffseed (Schwalbea americana) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia. (US: Endangered)

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An American chaffseed (Schwalbea americana) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia. (US: Endangered)

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The federally endangered spreading avens (Geum radiatum) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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The federally endangered spreading avens (Geum radiatum) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Fringed campion flowers (Silene polypetala), a federally endangered plant that’s native to rich hardwood forests of Georgia and Florida.

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Fringed campion flowers (Silene polypetala), a federally endangered plant that’s native to rich hardwood forests of Georgia and Florida.

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Fringed campion flowers (Silene polypetala), a federally endangered plant that’s native to rich hardwood forests of Georgia and Florida.

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The federally endangered hairy rattleweed (Baptisia arachnifera) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

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Federally endangered green pitcher-plants (Sarracenia oreophila), at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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Minus their petals the flowers of a federally endangered Alabama canebrake pitcher-plant (Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, where they are propagated. Many of the bog plants of the SE United States are in trouble now because of bog draining for timber plantations.

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The endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi). This animal has a very limited range, existing only in the Mill Creek watershed which runs from downtown Nashville to its suburbs. Habitat loss has restricted its range even further within Mill Creek, with more construction in recent years.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Higgins eye pearly mussel (Lampsilis higginsii) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery, Genoa, Wisconsin.

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A shell of a dead winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa). The winged mapleleaf is critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered. This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, WI.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Higgins eye pearly mussel (Lampsilis higginsii) at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery, Genoa, Wisconsin.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered oyster mussels (Epioblasma capsaeformis). These mussels and many others are in danger of extinction because of habitat loss due to impoundments and pollution. Pollution from coal mining in the Clinch River watershed is of special concern. The fine sedimentation that comes downstream from the mines is thought to impede mussel survival.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens). It has lures that look like fish eggs on top that are used to attract fish. When a fish strikes at the lures, the mussels then eject their larvae into the fish’s gills and are able to increase their distribution, even upstream. The Clinch River has more federally listed aquatic species than any river in North America, yet is threatened by pollution and habitat loss. Coal mining in the watershed now raises the threat even more.

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Endangered mussels extend their feet to move around. All are from the Clinch River in eastern TN. More endangered aquatic animals are found here than anywhere else in North America.

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