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May 15, 2020 - Readers Digest

16 Incredible Animals That Came Back from the Brink of Extinction

16 Incredible Animals That Came Back from the Brink of Extinction
Manatee File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Efforts to protect multiple species have yielded great successes in the past several decades. Find out the animals that have lived to breathe another day.

West Indian manatee
The plump, docile, grass-munching sea cow made its way onto the endangered species list in 1973, after increasingly common boat collisions—exacerbated by habitat loss—caused its numbers to drop to a few hundred in its native Florida. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bumped it down to "threatened" status in 2017 after it rebounded to about 6,600 individuals Florida, says The Washington Post.

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