10 Endangered Animals Which Aren't in the Spotlight, But Should Be (Slideshow)


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Even casually following the news you can't help but hear about the plight of polar bears, mountain gorillas, or tigers, their habitat being encroached upon by humans or melting away a bit more every year. And if you pay just a bit more attention, undoubtedly you've heard about declines in shark populations, several species of fish eaten by humans, or one or the formerly much ridiculed spotted owl. Well, there are plenty of species (hundreds if not thousands in fact) whose future is one big question mark. Here are 10 species threatened or endangered which aren't too often in the spotlight, but nevertheless are in decline or are just fractions of what they once were:

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