Endangered Species
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Episode
42

Indiana Bat (11:50)

Host: Dave Harrelson with Lori Pruitt

Indiana bat.  Credit: USFWS

Status: Endangered/ Listed on March 11, 1967
Scientific Name: Myotis sodalis
Description: Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the United States. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana. The 2009 population estimate was about 387,000 Indiana bats, less than half as many as when the species was listed as endangered in 1967.

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Episode
41

Light-footed Clapper Rail (08:52)

Host: Brynn Walling with Mike Mace

Light-footed clapper rail. Credit: USFWS

Status: Endangered/ Listed on October 13, 1970
Scientific Name: Rallus longirostris levipes
Description: The San Diego Zoo has a long history of involvement in the conservation, captive breeding, and return to the wild of light-footed clapper rails. In this interview Mike Mace talks about the efforts to recover this species.

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Episode
40

California Condor (08:33)

Host: Brynn Walling with Dr. Mike Wallace

California condor

Status: Endangered/ Listed on March 11, 1967
Scientific Name: Gymnogyps californianus
Description: San Diego Zoo Global has a long history of involvement in the conservation, captive breeding, and return to the wild of California condors. In this interview Dr. Mike Wallace talks about the early efforts to recover the species to today's challenges.

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Episode
39

Relict Leopard Frog (08:33)

Host: Brynn Walling with Michael Burroughs

Relict Leopard Frog

Status: Candidate/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Lithobates onca
Description: The relict leopard frog was believed to be extinct until three populations were discovered during the early 1990s. While the rare frog has not been found in Utah since 1950, it is at home in freshwater springs in Nevada and Arizona.

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Episode
38

Lange's Metalmark Butterfly (03:50)

Host: Brynn Walling with Josh Hall

Lange's metalmark

Status: Endangered/ Listed on June 8, 1967
Scientific Name: Apodemia mormo langei
Description: The Lange's metalmark is a reddish-orange butterfly with only a 1.5-inch wingspan. Its last known home is the Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1980 specifically to protect the butterfly and two related rare plants, the Antioch Dunes evening primrose and Contra Costa wallflower. All three are listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

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Last updated: March 5, 2014