Slow, But Disappearing Fast: 10 Endangered Snails From Around the World (Slideshow)

Photo via the Daily Mail

Even if the only kind of snails you like are cooked to perfection and covered in butter, these 10 endangered (or extinct) members of the mollusk family might just make you rethink your perception of the shelled creatures as just slimy and slow. (Well, ok -- they are still probably pretty slimy and slow.) From teeny-tiny snails facing extinction from other snails to giant African land snails that could save an entirely different species, these mollusks offer more than meets the eye.

Tags: Conservation | Endangered Species


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