What qualifies an animal to be listed as "endangered"?
species is one in danger of becoming extinct. For the exact
legal definition, you can check out the Endangered
Species Act of 1973, but that's what it boils down to.
We have some statistics about endangered and threatened
species worldwide, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has
a complete list of endangered
and threatened species.
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