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Meaning of endangered species

endan'gered spe'cies

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a species at risk of extinction because of human activity, changes in climate, changes in predator-prey ratios, etc., esp. when officially designated as such by a governmental agency such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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