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Here's Why the Endangered Species Act Was Created in the First Place

Time Logo By Gabby Raymond of Time | Slide 2 of 14: Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalis.Status: Endangered.

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalis

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalis.Status: Endangered.
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