Are any of the state animals endangered or extinct?



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    The Florida Panther has been listed on the federal endangered species list since 1967, and it has been the state animal since 1982. It has become endangered due to human populaton growth in the state. 

    And although the grizzly bear is nowhere near close to being extinct, it is ironic that it has been extinct in the state of California since August of 1922, where it is the state animal and is prominently displayed on the state flag.

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    There are only about 800 nene, the state bird of Hawaii, in the wild. It is on the endangered species list.

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    Extinct and Endangered Animals

    The extinction of species has always been a natural part of evolution. The fossil record shows that since life originated about four billion years ago the vast majority of species that have existed are now extinct. Extinct species outnumber living ones by a factor of perhaps a thousand to one.

    Scientists have identified five extinction events in Earth’s history, with some so severe that more than 90 percent of all life forms were killed off. The last and most famous extinction was the Cretaceous-Tertiary event some 63 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs and allowed the rise of mammals. It is thought to have been caused by an asteroid hitting Earth.

    Today we are in the middle of a sixth extinction event that began about 50,000 years ago but is now accelerating in an alarming speed! This extinction event is not a natural event, but is caused directly or indirectly by humans.

    Most recent extinctions extinctions have been associated with European expansion in the 15th and 16th century. However, in some parts of the world some species are known to have become extinct before the arrival of the Europeans. For example, the Polynesians who colonised the Hawaiian Island in the 4th, 5th, and 6th centuries may have been responsible for the loss of around 50 of the 100 or so species of endemic land birds in the period between their arrival and that of the Europeans.

    List Of Extinct/Endangered Animals
    African Elephant African Wild Dog
    American Alligator Asian Lion
    Atlantic Ridley Atlantic Salmon
    Bald Eagle Black Footed Ferret
    Black Lemur Blue Whale
    Bowhead Whale California Condor
    Carolina Parakeet Cheetah
    Chimpanzee Coelacanth
    Dodo Eastern Cougar
    Eskimo Curlew Extinct Animals
    Extinct Birds Extinct Mammals
    Fin Whale Florida Manatee
    Galapagos Flightless Cormorant Galapagos Flightless
    Gaur Gavial
    Giant Anteater Giant Armadillo
    Giant Panda Gorilla
    Great Auk Greater Prairie Chicken
    Green Turtle Grey Whale
    Grizzly Bear Humpback Whale
    Imperial Parrot Indian Rhinoceros
    Jaguar Japanese Crested Ibis
    Kagu Kakapo
    Komodo Dragon Leatherback Turtle
    Leopard Loggerhead Turtle
    Mediterranean Monk Seal Monkey Eating Eagle
    Mountain Gorilla Orangutan
    Passenger Pigeon Peregrine Falcon
    Piping Plover Pronghorned Antelope
    Przewalski’s Horse Pygmy Hippopotamus
    Sea Otter Sei Whale
    Shortnose Sturgeon Sitema
    Snow Leopard Takahe
    Tapir Tiger
    Trumpeter Swan Vancouver Island Marmot
    White Pelican White Rhinoceros
    Whooping Crane Wild Ass
    Wild Yak
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