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— the listing decision classifies seven varieties of yellow-faced or masked bees as endangered, due to such factors as habitat loss, wildfires and the invasion of non-native plants and insects. these particular species are native only to hawaii and pollinate plant species indigenous to the islands. read article : bees added to US endangered species list for the first time


— pando (latin for “i spread”), is a clonal colony of a single male quaking aspen determined to be a single living organism by identical genetic markers. the plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000,000 kg making it the heaviest known organism. the root system of pando, at an estimated 80,000 years old, is among the oldest known living organisms quaking aspen : populus tremuloides more : pando (tree)


— there are 730 chimpanzees in the custody of biomedical laboratories, the changes require that any research that might harm or harass chimpanzees requires a permit read article : u.s. will call all chimps endangered


—”The exciting find of ten baby tortoises was the direct result of a rat eradication campaign completed two years ago on Pinzón, when helicopters criss-crossed the island dropping rat bait, which was non-toxic to the native flora and fauna.” Read article: Baby Tortoise