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Endangered Plants, Birds, and Animals

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  • What is this plant or animal? Why is it unique or important?
  • How and why is this plant or animal endangered?
  •  What is being done to save it?
  •  How successful have the rescue efforts been?  

Examples of endangered animals

  • manatee
  • sea turtle
  • Florida panther
  • sand skink
  • gopher tortoise
  • scrub jay
  • key deer

Examples of endangered plants:

  • pygmy fringe tree,
  • scrub blazing star
  • longleaf pine
  • ghost orchid