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Animals: Utah: Endangered Species Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about endangered animals in Utah. The animals include the gila monster, southwestern willow flycatcher, black-footed ferret, and more. Learn about their habitat, diet, and behavior. There is also information about a few extinct or extirpated animals.

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This page offers many handouts that teachers can use during a unit on endangered species. Includes templates for trading cards, a Venn diagram, and a report planner.
Read about the gray wolf, which is an animal that was driven from Utah in the 1800s.
This site is about the passenger pigeon, an animal that is now extinct.
This page includes a link to a map showing the distribution of this endangered bird.
This species of frog is no longer found in Utah and was thought to be extinct until some of these frogs were discovered in Nevada.
This site describes this endangered animal, which is sometimes referred to as the rarest mammal in North America. View a photograph and click on the link to see a distribution map.
This page has brief facts about this endangered mammal.
Read facts about an endangered mammal that is no longer found in Utah but does live in other states.
Learn about this rare minnow and view a distribution map.
This site has a description and a photograph of this endangered fish. Find out how it differs from the humpback chub.
This site is about another rare minnow. Includes a picture and a distribution map.
Learn more about this endangered fish.
Read about this fish that is only found in Utah Lake and the Provo River. Includes a picture and a distribution map.
This site is about the endangered fish called a razorback sucker. Includes a picture and a distribution map.
Read about this small minnow. Includes a picture and a distribution map.
This is about another rare minnow called the virgin river chub. Includes a picture and a distribution map.
This page has information about this lizard plus a map showing where it lives in Utah.
Learn about the desert tortoise, view a picture, and see a distribution map.
These sites are about Gila monsters, one of two species of venomous lizards. Learn about the physical characteristics and defense mechanisms that help Gila monsters survive in the desert. Includes photographs and a diagram. Linked are two related eThemes Resources on desert animals and habitats.

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