18 May '18, 10am

Can you guess how many animals are on the US Endangered Species List?

Can you guess how many animals are on the US Endangered Species List?

According to a new survey, most people think there are around 100 – most people are way off . Most of us know that there is such a thing as the Endangered Species List in the United States. Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, species may be listed as "endangered" or "threatened," and thus make up a sad who's who of animals whose numbers aren't looking so great. But when it comes down to how much we know about these animals – well, we don't seem to know that much. Sure, we know that bald eagles and humpback whales are endangered – but that was a trick sentence, because bald eagles and humpback whales are no longer on the list. Yet according to a survey by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) about half of Americans believe that bald eagles are still endangered; the same goes for humpback whales. (The bald eagle was delisted in 2007, the humpback whale in 2016 –...

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