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    • Wood Bison

    • Wood Bison
    • Mammals; Endangered species;
    • Wood bison are the largest native land mammals in the Western Hemisphere, 10 to 15% heavier than plains bison. Bulls are slightly larger than cows and average around 1,800 pounds, but can get up to 2,000 pounds. Both males and females have short...
    • Up close with a Chincoteague Pony

    • Up close with a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Turkey Vulture

    • Turkey Vulture
    • Karney; Raptors; Birds; Scavengers
    • Small, unfeathered head and hooked bill aid these scavengers in consuming carrion. Their weak talons are ill suited for grasping live prey. Vultures do not build nests, but lay their eggs in a sheltered spot; cliff ledge or cave, hollow log, or...
    • Tribal Biologist Monitor Elk's Health Before Release

    • Tribal Biologist Monitor Elk's Health Before Release
    • Partnerships; Monitoring; Tagging; Mammals;
    • Animals are tested for diseases, parasites, sex, age and overall health. Data collected from the GPS collars identify where the animals live and their migration patterns. The USFWS has a long history of working with Native American governments in...
    • Sue Cameron and Charlie Edens search for bog turtles.

    • Sue Cameron and Charlie Edens search for bog turtles.
    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Sturgeon Restoration

    • Sturgeon Restoration
    • Lamar NFH; Pennsylvania; sturgeon; Fishes; Endangered species
    • Fisheries biologists at Lamar National Fish Hatchery in Pennsylvania inspect a captive sturgeon. Sturgeons, perhaps best known for producing caviar, are an ancient species and individual fish can live for many decades. Many species of sturgeon are...
    • Southern Appalachian bog.

    • Southern Appalachian bog.
    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Snowy Owl

    • Snowy Owl
    • Birds; Environmental education;
    • Snowy owl at a live bird demonstration held at the USFWS Northeast Regional Office, Hadley, MA.
    • Side view of a Chincoteague Pony

    • Side view of a Chincoteague Pony
    • Wildlife refuges; Wildlife management; Wildlife viewing; Wetlands; Scenics; Mammals;
    • The Chincoteague Pony became its own official registered breed in 1994. The average height of a Chincoteague Pony is between 12 and 13 hands (any horse that stands less than 14 hands is considered a Pony). Chincoteague Ponies are stocky, with short...
    • Service biologist Sue Cameron keeps her eyes open for bog turtles.

    • Service biologist Sue Cameron keeps her eyes open for bog turtles.
    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Service biologist Sue Cameron in her search for bog turtles.

    • Service biologist Sue Cameron in her search for bog turtles.
    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...
    • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge sign.

    • Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge sign.
    • Buildings, facilities and structures; Emblems; Logo; Places (Human-made); Plants; Public access; Recreation; Recreation sites; Service patch; Signs; Tourism; Vegetation; Visitor services; Wildlife refuges;
    • Planted among cacti and palms, the refuge sign beckons visitors, come play, enjoy, live a little.
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    • Wildlife inspectors work closely with Service special agents and counterparts from the U. S. Customs Service and other Federal agencies that police international trade. They staff special enforcement task forces that conduct inspection blitzes at...
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    • Inspectors clear legal imports and exports, and stop shipments that violate the law. They make sure that wildlife imports and exports are accompanied by the required permits and licenses, and verify that the contents of shipments match the items...
    • On the lookout for bog turtles is Service biologist Sue Cameron.

    • On the lookout for bog turtles is Service biologist Sue Cameron.
    • Similarity of Appearance (Threatened); Surveying; Reptiles; Partnerships; Work of the Service;
    • The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North America. The species is protected under the Endangered Species Act and faces great threats from both poaching and habitat degradation as the wetlands where they live have disappeared dramatically over...

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