Endangered species

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Definition

an endangered species: a type of animal in danger of extinction, dying out (for example the Siberian Tiger)
noun
Here are some endangered species: the peregrine falcon, the manatee (large marine mammal that lives in the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and of the Pacific Ocean), the lammergeyer (European bird of prey), the arctic fox, etc.

to endanger (something): to put (something) in danger, at risk; to jeopardize (something)
verb

Examples

  • "There is, however, one snag: the deodorant's unique chemical formula is produced by mixing extracts from several endangered species including pandas, polar bears and dolphins."
  • "The Texas Mountain bear is on the endangered species list, with fewer than 100 bears in the wild today."

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