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Endangered in the U.S.
"Some questions on endangered species in the United States- both on the species themselves and on causes of endangerment."
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This wild canine once lived in much of the southern U.S., but today has only a tiny fragment of its former range. Attempts are being made to reintroduce it into the wild.
This wild cat was also once a common denizen of Southern forests; now only a handful survive in the wild.
This is one of the few endangered hoofed mammals of the U.S.
Southern mule deer
Barren ground caribou
Columbian whitetail deer
The addition of this animal to the ranks of endangered and threatened species in 2000 caused great controversy in Montana, where locals feared attempts to protect it would limit trapping and logging.
This bird, to many people, symbolizes the conflict over enforcement of the Endangered Species Act.
This bird is far less famous than some other denizens of old-growth forest, but its plight has also played a role in ensuring protection of its home.
This tiny songbird has played a mighty role in habitat protection in Southern California.
Belding's savannah sparrow
Least Bell's vireo
What pesticide weakened the eggshells of seabirds and birds of prey, leading to their endangerment?
(One Word, three letters)
Now called Wildlife Services, this branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has poisoned, trapped, gassed and shot hundreds of thousands of predatory animals over the last century, helping extirpate almost all of the grizzlies and wolves in the continental United States.
Department of Wildlife
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Animal Damage Control
Animal Vector Abatement
This mammal, a denizen of prairie dog towns, is a relative of the European polecat.
Which one of the following organizations does not work to protect endangered species?
Wildlife Legislative Fund of America
Defenders of Wildlife
What is the primary reason that most endangered species in the U.S. have become endangered?
This large sea mammal, found mostly in Florida waters, is often injured by boat propellers.
This beautiful tool-using mammal, found off the Pacific coast from California to Alaska, was nearly wiped out by the fur industry.
What is the chief Federal legislation that protects endangered species in the U.S. called (Hint: it's mentioned in this quiz!)?
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Compiled Jun 20 13