Idaho’s Most Endangered Animal

Did you know that the southern Selkirk mountain caribou are Idaho’s most endangered animals? There are supposedly only 46 left. They were declared endangered in 1984 and they are just now considering charting off 375, 562 acres in northern Idaho and western Washington. According to the U.S. Fish & Wild Service, the main threat to their population is the “loss of contiguous old growth forest habits due to timber harvests and wildfires.” See the news release here. They are going to make a final decision this January, and it seems that there isn’t much opposition (how could there be?). This is pretty great news, especially for a state who’s considered one of the top five best states to be an animal abuser.

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