Canada's Endangered Species

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Saturday, October 8, 2016

In Canada there are 11 endangered mammals, 14 birds, 1 amphibian, 3 reptiles, 3 fish, and 23 plants.

Mammals include the Peary Caribou, Eastern Cougar, Vancouver Island Marmot, Sea Otter, Bowhead Whale, Right Whale, Beluga Whale, and the Wolverine.

The Whooping Crane, Eskimo Curlew, Northern Bobwhite, Harlequin Duck, Anatum Peregrine Falcon, Acadian Flycatcher, Spotted Owl, Mountain Plover, Piping Plover, King Rail, Loggerhead Shrike, Henslow's Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, and Kirtland's Warbler make up the list of birds that are endangered.

The endangered amphibians is the Blanchard's Cricket Frog.

Reptiles include Blue Racer Snake, Lake Erie Water Snake, and Leatherback Turtle.

The Salish Sucker, Aurora Trout, and Acadian Whitefish are endangered fish.

Plants: Gattinger's Agalinis, Skinner's Agalinis, Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus, Slender Bush Clover, Pink Coreopsis, Southern Maidenhair Fern, White Prairie Gentian, Small White Lady's slipper, Furbish's Lousewort, Pink Milwort, Eastern Mountain Avens, Hoary Mountain-mint, Slender Mouse-ear-cress, Western Fringed Prairie Orchid, Heart-leaved Plantain, Large Whorled Pogonia, Small Whorled Pogonia, Wood Poppy, Engelmann's Quillwort, Threat-leaved Sundew, Cucumber Tree, Water-pennywort, and Spotted Wintergreen.

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