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Friday, December 2, 2016

Zambia Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for ZAMBIA in Southern Africa lists 12 critically endangered species and 25 endangered species. These are Zambia's critically endangered species: the African Slender-Snouted Crocodile, Banded Neolebias fish, Bellamya mweruensis freshwater snail, Bellamya pagodiformis freshwater snail, Eragrostis muerensis, Hooded Vulture bird, Hook-Lipped Rhinoceros, Mozzie fish, Rueppell's Griffon bird, White-Backed Vulture, White-Headed Vulture, and White-Winged Crake bird. Endangered species include Ansell's Shrew, Cape Griffon, Cape Hunting Dog, Forktail Lates fish, Malagasy Pond Heron, Southern Crowned Crane, Steppe Eagle, and Tanganyika Lates fish. Zambia-named species: Zambia Slim damselfly and Zambian Mole Rat. There are some scary photos of Zambian Mole Rats' teeth online — yikes!

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