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  • US Fish and Wildlife Service Declares 23 Species Extinct

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    The Associated Press, Reuters and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service reported on this story.
    Bryan Lynn adapted the reports for VOA Learning English.


    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has identified 23 species it says are now extinct.

    The agency released a list Wednesday that includes 11 birds, eight freshwater mussels, two species of fish, a bat and a plant. Most of the species had been found in states in the southeastern U.S. Eleven species lived in Hawaii or Guam.

    Perhaps the best known species on the list is the ivory-billed woodpecker. There had been unconfirmed sightings of the bird over the past 20 years. That led to search operations in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. But none of the woodpeckers were found.
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