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Which animal was first to be listed on the 'Endangered Species List?'

Question #6342. Asked by Donna.
Last updated Jun 04 2021.

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If you are referring to the United States Endangered Species List that was started in 1973, then it is a Peregrine Falcon: link

However, depending on what organization and country, it appears that there may be different answers. For example, I believe that the World Wildlife Fund originally listed the Giant Panda of China - that is why the panda is on their logo.

Response last updated by LadyNym on Aug 21 2016.
Oct 11 2000, 4:44 AM
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If the question refers to the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species, it is not easy to find a 100% accurate answer to it. Here is some historical information on the List itself:


Response last updated by gtho4 on Jun 04 2021.
Aug 21 2016, 3:11 PM
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