10 Species Near Extinction

10 species on the brink of extinction endangered species animals
Steve Kaufman / Perter Arnold

Black-Footed Ferret
North American Great Plains
Number remaining: about 1,000
The continent's only native ferret is one of its most endangered mammals. In 1986, there were only 18 individuals left, but the species is clawing back.

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